The Royal Zambezi award winning luxury bush spa, situated close to the Lower Zambezi National Park, is built on top of a high anthill overlooking the mighty Zambezi River. Treatments take place on the deck, or inside the minimalist (but air-conditioned) treatment room. The Royal Zambezi is the only safari lodge on the river with a spa.
The Jiva Spa at Taj Pamodzi Lusaka gets its inspiration from India and its traditional approach to health and wellness. From signature massages to body scrubs and facials hand-made from natural ingredients.
Indulge in the beauty of your natural surroundings while you are pampered inside a tented gazebo overlooking the Zambezi River. You may also request to enjoy the treatments in the comfort of your Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara room. The Royal Spa offers a variety of health and beauty options to keep you relaxed and rejuvenated.
The AVANI Victoria Falls Resort spa in Livingstone offers an intimate 'heavenly escape', with a capacity of just ten guests (depending on treatment). Indulge yourself with a wide choice of professional skin and body treatments, massages and Spa retreat packages.
The Mika Convention Centre offers a modern health and beauty spa. It is an ideal place to relax, rejuvenate and harmonise the mind and body. The spa provides therapeutic massage, luxurious skin treatments, pedicure and manicure and hair styling services for women and men.
Kundji Natural Spa offers wellness services such as theraputic massages and spa treatments for him and her. The Spa ensures that you experience a day of pure relaxation while their fully trained therapists work on your pressure points, from head to toe to give you a feeling of wellness, revitalisation and de-stressing.
At Serenity Day Spa you are cocooned in a world of relaxation – to re-balance and restore mind, body and spirit. There are 12 treatment rooms, with one dual treatment suite. Clients can take time out in this serene environment to enjoy toning and slimming therapies, rejuvenating treatments and relaxation packages.
The only way that your body and soul may cope with fatigue of the day is to save a time for yourself. As a resident of Prime Villas, you can pamper yourself with the privileges of a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. This is a great way to relax and ease away muscle aches leaving you refreshed and reinvigorated.
Scruples Hair and Day Spa offers the following spa services: skin treatments, massage and body treatments, hot oil treatments, skin ex-foliation, manicure, pedicure and waxing. The spa at Scruples aims to immerse you in a soothing sanctuary of tranquillity to calm and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.
Offering a great way to relax, enjoy the present moment and inhale a little piece of heaven while on your journey through life. Based at the luxury five star Islands of Siankaba lodge on the Zambezi River, Sisters of Africa Spa offer facials, massages and body treatments in the most natural, luxurious environment.
The professional Vanilla Beauty Parlour therapists will ensure your every need is catered for, leaving you feeling refreshed and pampered, with a range of body massages, facial treatments, wax services and nail services. This spa uses natural products that pamper your body and skin, helping you feel deeply rejuvenated.
Kozo Salon and Day Spa provides a wide range of spa pampering treatments that include massage therapy, facial and body treatments, nails and pedicures, professional makeup and waxing services. With a team of highly trained staff, the spa helps clients relax in tranquil refreshing surroundings.
Set on a secluded deck next to a lagoon that sees permanent heavy hippo traffic and a wide diversity of other animals, Mfuwe Lodge's bush spa creates a sanctuary of pure simplicity for those seeking tranquillity and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. It offers a contemporary range of eastern and western treatments.
Uzuri Spa has a range of luxurious treatments from facials to massages, waxes, body treatments and physiotherapy. It offers a range of services to suit different needs, including a special bridal package. Foot massages, head massages, mini back massages and soft tissue injury therapy can optionally be carried out by the pool.
Tucked away in a quiet corner, Kafunta River Lodge, have designed a special treat for all their guests. They now offer massages and treatments, just the right thing to freshen up after a day in the bush. This is a unique possibility to experience some of Zambia's rich heritage in traditional healing.
Relax and replenish yourself in a private spa-like setting where the focus is on personal attention. Renew Medica specialises in a full range of traditional facials, nail spa services (manicures and pedicures), waxing services, a variety of massage therapies and professional makeup services.
The Bush Spa offers unique, signature treatments using indigenous plant ingredients. Professional massage techniques, facials and body works from all over the world are combined with ancient African holistic practices. Resulting in a truly unique African spa experience to the highest standards.
The David Livingstone Spa offers a wide variety of therapeutic and beauty treatments, ranging from intensive sports therapies to mud wraps, facials and manicures. All Spa therapists are professionally trained and highly skilled in their areas of expertise. You can look forward to experiencing revitalisation and a sense of wellness.
This peaceful environment is perfect for guests to take time out for yoga spa treatments. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, Prana offers re-energising yoga sessions suitable for all levels. Yoga sessions for groups or individuals often take place outside.
Relax in the experienced hands of the friendly and professional beauty therapists at Vera's Salon & Spa. Remarkable and highly visible results are delivered using internationally recognised products that contain effective, naturally sourced ingredients and use technologically advanced formulas.
You can come here just to envelope yourself in the beautiful surrounds and spa treatments or you can squeeze in a round of golf before relaxing in the spa. There are four beauty rooms offering spa treatments including the full range of deep cleansing facials and invigorating massages.

Spas

Spas in Zambia

In Zambia most spas are attached to salons that offer additional services, like haircuts, coloring, styling, and makeup. Other popular spa treatments include facials and body treatments like salt glows and body wraps. Most spas have a nail salon offering spa manicures and spa pedicures. Some spas, especially hotel and resort spas, usually have signature services that might combine several different treatments: a body scrub followed by a massage and a mini-facial, for instance.

Spa treatments in Zambia

Spa treatments are presented in a spa menu that is basically a list of everything a spa offers. They are usually grouped together by the type of spa treatment, and most spas list the services by name, there are several categories you can expect to see.

Massage

The two most popular massages are Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. Swedish massage typically covers the whole body with firm strokes but without much deep, focused work. Deep tissue massage will use firmer pressure and also include focused work on areas that are especially tight.

Another massage offering on most menus is an aromatherapy massage, which uses essential oils to achieve different purposes, most commonly relaxation. Sometimes the oils are created by companies to achieve different effects, and the therapist asks you to smell a few different oils to find out which one most appeals to you.

Hot stone massage is another massage found on most spa menus. Hot stone massage uses smooth, rounded basalt stones that have been heated in water and retain their heat well. The heat helps warm up your muscles and is very relaxing. The therapist uses the stones as an extension of her hand and may also place them on your belly, hands or back. When done well, hot stone massage is wonderful, but it is a special skill that not all therapists have, so quality can vary widely. If you don't like how it feels, you can always ask the therapist to use their hands to massage you and place the warm stones.

Most spas also have a room for couples massage, where you can have any of the above massages with your favorite person alongside you.

Specialty Massages

Once you've tried the basic massage, you might want to branch out to different types of massage, which may or may not be available, like Thai massage or reflexology. These also require special training and might not be available everywhere. Sports massage is good if you're dealing with some pain or restriction due to your favorite activities. If you're pregnant, you need the prenatal massage because there are special training, techniques, precautions, and equipment for the mom-to-be.

Facials

Facials are the second most popular spa treatment, sometimes there are so many choices that it's hard to decide. Facials have the same basic steps including cleanse, exfoliate, extract, massage and mask. The main difference is the skin care products used in each facial, and most spas carry at least two lines. One might be more active, like Hydropeptide. The other might be more natural, like the yummy-smelling Eminence line from Hungary. Facial extras might include a gentle peel, an ampule of a special serum, more time for scalp and foot massage, or special equipment like LED light therapy.

Body treatments

The basic body scrub exfoliates your outermost, dead skin cells with a salt scrub (rougher), a sugar scrub (gentler) or some other exfoliant, like coffee grounds or fruit enzymes that gently loosen the inter-cellular bonds. It is usually followed by a shower and an application of lotion. A body scrub can be a stand-alone treatment, but it is often combined with a body wrap that is either hydrating (adding moisture to the skin) or detoxifying (anything with clay, mud or seaweed).

Once you've been exfoliated and showered off the salt or sugar, you get back up on the table and lay down so the cream, clay, mud or seaweed can be applied. Then you're wrapped up and kept warm for about 20 minutes, hopefully getting a head massage at the same time.

If it's a hydrating treatment, you don't want to rinse off the cream. If it's clay, mud or seaweed, you go back into the shower, then come back for a quick application of lotion. Body scrubs and wraps often show up in longer treatments called rituals or signature treatments.

Remember, the most important thing you can do to enjoy your trip to the spa is arrive at least 15 minutes before your treatment is scheduled to begin. That way you can check in, change into your robe, and start to relax. If the spa has facilities like a sauna, steam bath, or hot tub, arrive even earlier.