Our 4 Day Zambezi River Island Retreat is an ideal getaway for couples or honeymooners. Escape to a romantic island in the heart of the Zambezi River - enjoy personalised service, fantastic food and a variety of activities.
Zambezi River Island Retreat Experience
Our Zambezi River Island Retreat allows you to escape to a beautiful lodge which is built on a couple of islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River. Relax and watch the gorgeous sunset while on a tranquil river cruise. Explore among the many islands of the Zambezi River in a traditional canoe called a Mokoro, and spot birds and wildlife. Feel like fishing? Test your skills against the fierce Tiger Fish. Discover the small creatures of the island while on a guided nature walk, followed by a tasty picnic lunch.
A thrilling guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls is included. Choose to go on a mountain biking expedition to a local village and learn about the vibrant local culture. Perhaps visit the local school which the lodge supports. In the evening return to the lodge and savour sumptuous meals out on the deck under the stars.
Day 1: Johannesburg - Livingstone
On the first morning of your Zambezi River Island Retreat you will catch a morning flight from Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport to Livingstone in Zambia. Once you have completed immigration you will be welcomed by a driver who will transport you to the lodge reception.
There will be a quick boat crossing and you will arrive at the lodge where you will spend the next 3 nights. Spend some time settling in, relax on the deck overlooking the brooding Zambezi or set out to explore the island by following the nature trail.
In the late afternoon, you can head out on a gentle sunset cruise. Sip on sundowners and watch the sun sink below the horizon before drifting back to the lodge for a decadent African inspired meal.
Day 2: Livingstone - Victoria Falls
The next morning, wake up and savour a tasty breakfast out on the terrace which has lovely views over the river. Afterwards, go on a trip to Livingstone and go on a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls (Zimbabwean side optional).
This will be followed by a trip to a market where you can by a memento of your trip - beads, ethnic fabric, basketwork or intricate carvings.
In the afternoon you might head out on a trip in a traditional canoe called a Mokoro and explore the islands of the Zambezi. Alternately, you might wish to try your luck fishing for Tiger Fish on a catch and release basis.
Day 3: Zambezi River
Today you can relax and experience the magic of life on the Zambezi. Spend some time exploring the nature trail trying to spot some of the many birds found in the region.
Perhaps go on a cultural tour to a local village, or visit a community nursery school that the lodge helps support. Delight in a picnic lunch of decadent treats on the island.
Spend some time relaxing by the sparkling swimming pool or go on a mountain bike tour. In the evening enjoy sundowners before a bush dinner under a glorious canopy of Mahogany and Milkwood trees, lit by glowing lanterns.
Day 4: Livingstone - Johannesburg
On the final day of your Zambezi River Island Retreat, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast before saying your goodbyes.
A short road transfer takes you back to Livingstone Airport, where you will catch a flight back to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.
- Return flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
- Return road transfer from Livingstone airport to the lodge
- 3 nights accommodation
- All meals as per itinerary
- Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Guided tour of Victoria Falls
- Fishing (catch & release)
- Sundowner Cruise
- Guided nature trail walk
- Picnic lunch
- Visit a cultural local village
- Mountain bike tour
- Visit at a community nursery school
- Laundry service