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BUSH ROMANCE Having managed to steer clear of overcommercialisation, honeymooners will delight in Zambia’s true bush experience, without compromising on luxury. By Julia Mafcher

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t’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, that attracts most visitors to Zambia. Living up to its local name Mosi-Oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders, this stunning spectacle of the Zambezi plunging over the escarpment with a thunderous roar is even more special when sharing it with your loved one. Just eight minutes away from this impressive sight is the fivestar David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa. With a location to rival many, right on the Zambezi River, you’ll wake up and go to sleep to the sounds of the cascading falls and soothing bush noises. The décor and design of the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa is quintessentially safari-style with elements of raw stone, wood and earth glamorised by gold, bronze, copper and ivory. With its closeness to nature, private balcony, and the silkiest, softest linen you’ve ever felt, you’ll find it hard to leave your room (it is your honeymoon, after all). However, it will be worth it if you do. Wild animals roam freely in the surrounding Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, and if you’re lucky enough you may catch a glimpse of

elephants crossing the river as they enter and exit the neighbouring countries at their leisure. There are a range of other activities, including game drives (great spotting guaranteed), helicopter flips over the falls for the less faint hearted, and sunset cruises aboard the very popular, exquisite Lady Livingstone. Sundowners on the river are a highlight for many travellers. A honeymoon without spa treatments? Well, that’s just not right. And this is no run-of-the-mill spa. The Spa and Wellness Centre was the 2014 recipient of the World Luxury Safari Spa Award for the African continent, so you know you’re in for a real treat. Treatments include anti-ageing facials, hydrotherapy, marine algae body wraps, and numerous massages ranging from Swedish and deep tissue to traditional Zambian techniques. A couple’s massage is as romantic as can be. Another high priority when on honeymoon is the cuisine. The wedding is over, so no need for drastic diets any more. Kalai Restaurant in the main lodge offers divine meals in a traditional setting. From local delicacies to mouthwatering Afro-Arabian fusion dishes, you’ll find something to please your taste buds. The Lodge’s sun deck, overlooking the Zambezi, takes al fresco dining to a whole new level and offers true gastronomic delights. Sit back, relax, and sip on deliciously fruity cocktails. That’s the most work you’ll have to do on your trip. www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Nubian Bride Issue 9  

Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...

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Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...