The Most Luxurious Glamping Honeymoons

From Montana to Tanzania, we've found pampering properties that offer state-of-the-art tents and loads of amazing views.

Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Set on a private reserve near the town of Victoria Falls — bordered by the Masuwe River and with views of the Zambezi gorges and the tops of the Falls misting in the distance — this charming spot is not your typical African safari camp. Here, guests enjoy easy access to the spectacular Victoria Falls, shopping and dining in town and area adventure activities, as well as interactive on-site animal experiences.

The tents: Twelve cushy tents feature fluffy beds, colonial-chic furnishings, indoor and outdoor showers, private plunge pools and decks overlooking the gorge. There are no phones, but each tent has a walkie if you need to contact the staff. WiFi is available in the main tent, which also houses a living room, the bar, a library and seating for meals.

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Photo courtesy of Wild Horizons

The activities: The Elephant Camp is operated by Wild Horizons, a travel outfitter, that also oversees an adjacent elephant sanctuary, and all guests get the opportunity to "meet" the resident pachyderms. But it’s also worth signing up for one of the elephant ride sessions, which includes time to interact with the animals during a gorgeous ride through the bush and over rivers. The Camp is also home to a resident cheetah, and guests can take an early-morning or late-afternoon bush walk with him, too. It’s also the perfect base for visiting Victoria Falls. Private guided tours, with stops in town at the market, can be arranged — as can adventures like rafting or bungee jumping. In the evenings, the staff — led by the vivacious manager/your instant best friend, Jonathan Ellway — will chat about your day over cocktails and gourmet dinners.

Photo courtesy of Wild Horizons

Honeymoon highlights: Splurge on a helicopter ride over the Falls to get a true sense of its magnificent scope. Then end the day with a private in-tent massage or a romantic dip in your plunge pool, watching the sun set over the gorge (room rates start at $900 per person, per night and include meals and drinks and an elephant meet-and-greet. Due to the logistics of a safari vacation, it’s best to book such an experience through an expert Africa touring specialist like Extraordinary Journeys, who can help coordinate all transfers;

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