A relaxing safari holiday in Zimbabwe

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There are plenty of ways to take it easy and enjoy Zimbabwe’s natural beauty without breaking a sweat. Victoria Falls is a good place to start: stay at a luxury hotel and spend your days exploring the falls, having afternoon high teas and relaxing massages, and sipping drinks on a boat cruising languidly down the Zambezi as the sun sets. It’s easy to get a road transfer to nearby Hwange National Park, where you can stay at an intimate luxury camp, and going on guided game drives or just doing nothing much at all and just soaking up the peace of the bush.

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A holiday on a houseboat on Lake Kariba couldn’t be more relaxing. Once you’re on the boat, there’s nothing to plan and very little to do, other than soak up the sun, cool down in the swimming pool, look for birds and animals on the shore with a pair of binoculars and sip cocktails while watching a glorious sunset.

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If you’re wanting to explore other parts of Zimbabwe, the country is home to a host of excellent safari lodges and camps in remote wild places where you really can get away from it all and connect with nature. You can travel to by private charter plane, cutting out the hassle and time of driving.


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Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 1

Cape Town welcomes you
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 2

Meet the locals
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 3

Penguins and flowers
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 4

Cheese and wine anyone?
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 5

Meet our wildlife
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 6

Spot the "Little Five"
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 7

Bush tails for your safari journal
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 8

River-edge romance
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 9

Bucket-list adventure
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

day 10

We're sorry to see you go
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