What to pack for your Honeymoon River Safari

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Whether you are planning your I do’s or have said them, you should definitely embark on your dream honeymoon safari with the Zambezi Queen Collection. Your unforgettable adventure will be filled with plenty of exciting activities, luxurious leisure time and memorable moments – make sure you’re prepared for all of them with this convenient packing guide for your honeymoon river safari.

Seasonal styles

While temperatures can soar in the dry summer months, early mornings and late evenings can still be a bit chilly. A warm jersey or pull over should keep the cold at bay. In the wet season, from November to March, temperatures are quite mild with dramatic afternoon thundershowers. A good rule of thumb for anytime of year is to layer your clothing. We recommend light, comfortable clothing including t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, long pants and some shorts. A pair of flip flops are perfect for daily wear, while a comfortable pair of closed shoes is best for excursions. Swimming costumes, sun hats and sunglasses are a must any time of year. Our dress code is casual, so there’s no need to bring any formal wear.

Dress for adventure

There will be many opportunities for adventure on your honeymoon river safari – so be sure you’re prepared!

A pair of comfortable, durable walking shoes are ideal for excursions on land, such as our fascinating cultural village tour and nature walk to a 2000-year-old baobab tree. For fishing enthusiasts hoping to catch the legendary Tigerfish, a few essentials include a warm fleece, long pants and a woollen hat with lighter clothes underneath. A good pair of polarised sunglasses, sun hat, and waterproof windbreaker are advised too – particularly for bird-watching and wildlife safaris on our smaller tender boats.

What we provide

To ensure the utmost comfort during your stay, we provide a number of complimentary amenities. These include insect repellent, soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion. We also supply bath and swimming towels. Hairdryers are available on request.

Other essentials

  • High-factor sun block
  • Binoculars to ensure you don’t miss a thing
  • A camera to capture the stunning scenery and all your special moments together
  • Passport (check that it’s up to date)
  • Good books or an e-reader
  • Chargers for your camera, tablets and mobile devices
  • Two-prong plug adapters

What not to pack

Some things are best left at home on your honeymoon safari. Jeans and high-heeled shoes are impractical for the bush environment. Avoid bright coloured clothing as this can attract mosquitoes and alert wildlife while on safari. Expensive jewellery and non-waterproof watches may be lost or damaged. There is however an on-board electronic safe for those who prefer to bring their valuables along.

A spectacular honeymoon river cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen Collection await. Book your dream honeymoon here.