Weddings and Honeymoons

The Royal Zambezi Lodge is the perfect romantic setting for honeymoons and weddings and we have had the pleasure of hosting many special occasions at the lodge. From sundowners on the Zambezi to a romantic dinner in your suite we can create the perfect stay for you.


A honeymoon is something you will remember forever and we will work with you to make it your perfect stay at Royal. We can start by ensuring you arrive in comfort and style by chartering one of our Royal planes, flying over the Zambezi in a helicopter or drifting down the mighty Zambezi to arrive at Royal on a boat cruise. Our presidential suites are perfect for honeymoons and provide absolute privacy for you and your partner with their own plunge pools, outdoor day beds, copper bath tubs, and spacious lounges.

We can organise champagne on ice for your arrival for you to enjoy on your shady veranda overlooking the river.

Meals can either be taken in the main building at your own table for two, or we can organise for you to have private dinners on your veranda in the privacy of your suite. For this special occasion we can also organise bush or island sun-downers, lunches in the bush, and meals under the stars to surprise your partner.

We will liaise with you each day to organise activities to suit you, from sunset boat cruises, to a private game drive, or a tranquil canoe trip for the two of you. For the more active and competitive you can see who can catch the biggest tiger fish! Or for those looking to relax you can simply do nothing at all (DNA) and enjoy the Royal Bush Spa where our expert therapist is on hand to provide massages and other treatments.

Give our reservations team a shout and we can help organise your perfect trip.


To create your perfect big day the lodge can be booked in its entirety for absolute privacy. This will allow you to sleep 30 guests and if you need further accommodation we can arrange this at lodges nearby. We can also organise transport to the lodge either in one of our Royal private charter planes or on a river cruise.

In the run up to the wedding the Royal Bush Spa can provide massages and other beauty treatments to help you relax, and the presidential suites provide spacious accommodation for the bridal party to get ready.

The islands in the middle of the Zambezi provide the perfect location for you to make your wedding vows, watched by your guests, elephants and hippos! After the ceremony you will then be whisked off for a river cruise while your guests are taken to the venue on the Royal boats to await your arrival.

Arrive at the lodge to a canapé and champagne reception and your wedding meal set up under the veranda – the maximum we can seat is 30 guests. Our team of chefs will provide delicious menu options you can choose from for your three course meal, and you can finish up with a Royal wedding cake. After dinner you can dance under the stars to the Royal choir and enjoy the famous Sausage Tree bar.

The presidential suites are the perfect location for your first night as a married couple with absolute privacy, plunge pools, spacious lounges and shady verandas overlooking the river.

The following day we can organise activities for you and your guests – from river cruises, fishing on the Zambezi, to game drives and bush lunches or simply organise your transfers onwards. Contact our reservations team to discuss your perfect day.