THE ULTIMATE DINNER DATE The Royal Livingston­e Express is a 1920s steam train that takes guests across the famous bridge that crosses from Zambia to Zimbabwe, which overlooks Victoria Falls. You’ll feel like you’re in an Agatha Christie novel as you sip champagne on a leather sofa before dining in style in the fully serviced dining car.

THE JOINT ADVENTURE A microlight flight over Victoria Falls is a must – your pilot will take you up in the air on a 15-minute journey over the falls and point out buffalo, elephants, hippos and any other wildlife in his sight. While your newlywed will not be in the air with you, you’ll be glad to have both experience­d this thrill as you share what you felt and saw while up in the air.

THE DAY TRIP A game drive through the Mosioa-Tunya National Park will offer the opportunit­y to spot baboons, giraffes, impalas and hopefully elephants, while a river safari on the Zambezi will ensure you come up close and personal with hippos, elephants and possibly a croc or two.

THE MUST-SEE ATTRACTION Victoria Falls – this is why you’re in Zambia, really. You can follow the self-guided path that runs along the edge of the falls looking out for double rainbows and making your pals at home green with envy as you post endless Insta pics and videos once you’re back in the WiFi zone. Just be sure to bring your poncho and leave your favourite shoes back at the resort – it gets pretty wet in places.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO A visit to the Tropical Medical Bureau a few weeks before you depart will make sorting any vaccines and malaria tablet prescripti­ons a doddle. And when planning your trip, I’d advise you arrange to land in Livingston­e (Victoria Falls Airport is in Zimbabwe, meaning yet another awkward customs situation to get through).

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