Safari Honeymoon in Botswana
Southern Africa’s Premier Wildlife Destination
After months of planning your big day, you are finally newlyweds – Congratulations! This means its officially time to plan your very first great adventure together, your honeymoon!
If you’ve been dreaming of a safari honeymoon in Africa, chances are Botswana has made its way onto your ultimate honeymoon destination bucket-list – and we couldn’t be more excited for you.
Beyond being one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations, Botswana offers newlyweds the very best combination of romance, adventure, luxury, and exclusivity, paired with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, expansive lush green surroundings, wide-open plains domed by starlit skies and teeming with wildlife, sunsets that will leave you swooning, an endless array of exceptional destinations and attractions to discover and explore, and several unforgettable experiences and adventures you won’t find anywhere else than right here in the glorious African safari destination that is Botswana. And let’s not forget the sheer unapologetic beauty of the African bushveld.
The magnificent Southern African country of Botswana is a one-of-a-kind honeymoon destination which will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations.
Deemed Southern Africa’s most premier wildlife and safari destination, Botswana is not only famed as the honeymoon destination of choice among Royals, but beckons travellers, wildlife enthusiasts, and newlyweds from all around the world eager to witness and experience her wild, untamed, and unapologetic beauty, extraordinary wildlife, and remarkable diversity first hand – Undoubtedly making Botswana one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world.
With more privacy and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anywhere else on earth, we have no doubt that you will fall head-over-heels in love with this magical African safari gem as you bask in every second of your newlywed bliss.
Premium Luxury Accommodation in Botswana
Boasting ultra-luxurious accommodation, lavish facilities, and superb safari experiences – Botswana is any honeymooners’ dream come true. Accommodation in Botswana is set within the heart of the wilderness and positioned to provide true away-from-it-all indulgence. With panoramic views of its pristine wildlife and stunning savannah, the only ‘interruptions’ you’ll encounter are wandering elephants, curious giraffe or, if you’re lucky, a lion basking in the midday sun.
When it comes to its spectacular array of exclusive accommodation options, Botswana offers guests and honeymooners a pristine level of privacy that is simply unparalleled and impossible to find in any other destination – Allowing newlyweds to enjoy true uninterrupted romance right throughout their dreamy African safari honeymoon.
From exclusive villas, luxury Safari Lodges and 5-star Safari Resorts, to uniquely lavish cave suites, eco-friendly, and modern tented suites, and one-of-a-kind treehouse escapes under the stars, Botswana is the pinnacle of exclusive luxury safari honeymoons.
To take it to the next level, newlyweds and honeymooners can expect luxurious, intimate cabins and lodges nestled amongst sensational scenery, whether it be in the wild Botswana bush or along the stunning Indian Ocean coastline. Most of its exclusivity, privacy, and tranquility is owed to its relatively inaccessible and gloriously remote location.
Newlyweds will almost feel like they’ve escaped to their very own piece of African wilderness paradise – and perhaps they have (that’s one secret we’ll never reveal) – fully immersed in every part of their breathtaking natural surroundings – It truly is a beyond magical and unforgettable honeymoon experience unlike any other.
Make the most of your honeymoon by enjoying a relaxing massage followed by a refreshing dip in the lodge spa pool, perfectly complimented by magnificent wilderness views. Or how about a bubble bath for two overlooking the glorious unspoiled savanna after your exhilarating game drive filed with thrilling wildlife sightings? If you’re a sunset lover, there is nothing more magical than watching the African sun go down over Botswana’s plains and vast landscapes – The possibilities are truly endless!
You can rest assured that your every desire will be catered to as you sit back, relax, and bask in the pure tranquil, and peaceful serenity offered by Botswana’s array of luxury Safari Lodges, and spectacular wilderness surroundings.
Top Safari Lodges in Botswana for an African Honeymoon
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
Wilderness Jao Camp
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
Wilderness Jao Camp
Sable Alley Camp
Meno a Kwena Tented Camp
Romance, Luxury & Exclusivity
Botswana is the epitome of romance, lavish luxury, tranquility, and exclusivity and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a honeymoon destination that comes remotely close to what the African safari gem of Botswana has to offer.
Botswana prides itself on its uniquely personalized and exceptionally high-quality standards of service and goes above and beyond to provide all guests and newlyweds with the utmost privacy. This not only allows for an incredibly exclusive and unbelievably luxurious and tranquil African safari experience, perfect for a romantic honeymoon in one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in the world, but gives newlyweds the opportunity to escape all distractions as they revel in their new found blissful newlywed status while on their dream African safari honeymoon.
When it comes to romance, Botswana is simply unparalleled as it offers a honeymoon romance unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
From a private picnic or intimate candlelit dinner in the heart of Botswana’s bushveld, admiring the magical African bush sunset with a celebratory glass of champagne or sundowner in hand, to indulging in a hot air balloon ride over the vast Botswana landscapes at sunrise, or falling asleep in a luxury tree house or lavish bed under a canopy of stars and the glorious African moonlight and waking up to magnificent views of the open African skies, painted with hues of gold as the sun rises – Botswana offers newlyweds an endless variety of once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences they’ll undoubtedly never forget.
Prolific Wildlife Sightings & Encounters
First and foremost, Botswana is the ultimate wildlife destination. Home to some of the most prolific wildlife species on the African continent, very few countries can compare to the sheer diversity and sensational abundance of wildlife that reside in Botswana.
Botswana covers a total area of +/- 581,730 sq. km. Approximately 40% of this land forms part of a wildlife-protected area which serves as a sanctuary for the world’s largest concentration of elephants (primarily residing in Chobe National Park) as well as acts as a stronghold for other endangered mammals, including the black rhinoceros and African wild dog – which are only two of countless endangered wildlife species in Africa.
As Botswana boasts a plethora of unique and diverse landscapes, eco-systems, and habitats it gives avid wildlife lovers and newlyweds the incredible opportunity to see even the rarest of wildlife species.
Botswana is also unique in the fact that it supports large concentrations of wildlife, as well as several amazing species of birdlife, reptiles, and amphibians on both a seasonal and permanent basis. For avian enthusiasts, there is no better place in the world to see the Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane, not to mention the illusive Pels Fishing Owl, which is extremely rare with many birding enthusiasts having never seen one before. It comes as no surprise that travelling to Botswana and witnessing this incredible bird in its natural habitat for the very first time has been known to bring even the most avid of birdwatchers to tears.
Among its exceptionally diverse, vast, and varied wildlife and birdlife species, a visit to the premium wildlife destination of Botswana will almost guarantee sightings of the most famous of Africa’s mammals, the African Big Five of course (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos).
Here is a quick guide for the best chance of spotting the Big Five in Botswana – each of which should be on your Botswana African safari honeymoon bucket-list:
- Chobe National Park for the highest concentration of elephants.
- Savuti region for lion sightings.
- Northern Okavango to see the large Cape buffalo.
- Moremi Game Reserve will offer excellent rhino sightings.
- Mashatu Game Reserve plays host to the elusive leopard.
As a large portion of its land is dedicated to conservation, with a strict ban on virtually all hunting implemented in 2013, Botswana is a true haven for wildlife. As a result several of its protected areas, including the remarkable Chobe National Park, glorious Okavango Delta, and the incredible Moremi Game Reserve, rank among the best game viewing destinations in both Africa and the world.
Botswana’s wild unapologetic natural beauty, vastly diverse landscapes, pristine unfenced surroundings, and prolific wildlife population guarantees a truly authentic African safari and honeymoon experience.
That’s not all – Did you know that Botswana is famous for the second-largest zebra migration in the world, after the Serengeti? You can also experience a personal encounter with the Bushman as they take you on guided tours on foot – How fantastic is that?
Safari Adventures & Experiences
Newlyweds looking to enjoy an African safari honeymoon filled with endless adventure and once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences, look no further than Botswana! Beyond its lavish luxury and exclusivity, Botswana is brimming with thrilling adventures, exhilarating experiences, and exciting safari activities – All of which are right at your fingertips and yours for the taking!
Depending on what you’re looking to experience – or if you’re eager to experience it ALL (who could possibly blame you?!) – Botswana and its host of immaculate safari lodges boasts an endless variety of safari adventures and experiences to enjoy as newlyweds.
Day & Night Game Drives / Safaris
Go on a self-drive wildlife safari adventure through the African bushveld or enjoy a thrilling game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle with an experienced and knowledgeable wildlife guide by your side as you encounter sensational up-close wildlife sightings like you never have before.
For those thrill-seekers at heart, why not venture into the Botswana wilderness at night and revel in every exhilarating second of an exciting night game drive? In all honesty, there are very few experiences that can compare or even come close to hearing a lion – the al-mighty king of the bushveld – roar during a night drive or safari excursion. It will absolutely send shivers down your spine in the absolute best and most invigorating way possible – Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list worthy experience!
Guided Walking Safaris / Bush Walks
If you’re eager for something a little more wild and daring, ditch the safari vehicle and proceed on foot on an unforgettable walking safari alongside an exceptional and highly experienced wildlife guide. Exploring the African bushveld on foot encourages you to fully immerse yourself in Botswana’s vast and untamed wilderness and witness magnificent up-close wildlife sightings and encounters you only tend to read about in books and travel magazines.
Guided walking safaris / bush walks further give you the amazing opportunity to explore, and experience the African bushveld and all of its incredible inhabitants from a whole new perspective as you encounter a vast and wonderful array of wildlife, birdlife, and so much more you may not be able to spot while on a 4×4 safari vehicle To kick it up another notch on the thrill and adventure scale, you can even embark on a night-time guided walking safari / bush walk – Talk about an adrenalin rush like no other!
Canoe & Boat Safaris & Mokoro Canoe Rides
Botswana is known for taking couples, keen travelers, and newlyweds on a trip of a lifetime. This means your Botswana African Safari Honeymoon and its ample wildlife adventures and experiences DON’T just revolve around or end at going on game drives or safaris alone! Oh no!
Many of Botswana’s safari camps, resorts, and lodges are located on or near water. Water levels in Botswana are at its highest during June – August, especially in Botswana’s crown jewel the Okavango Delta. This allows avid thrill-seeking and down-right adventurous guests, and newlyweds with the very best opportunity to enjoy a thrilling boating and canoe safari, with the most popular and exhilarating being traversing the waterways on a traditional Mokoro canoe.
The unique Mokoro or dugout canoe is a traditional canoe used to navigate the channels of the Okavango Delta and beyond – To make it even more exciting, it’s a uniquely classic and wildly exciting experience only found in the diverse country of Botswana!
Going on an adrenalin-filled canoe safari, particularly a mokoro canoe adventure, is by far one of the most exhilarating bucket-list worthy adventure experiences absolutely everyone visiting Botswana should experience.
More Safari Experiences & Activities
Wait, there’s MORE! Besides bucket-list worthy open-vehicle day and night drives, adventure-filled walking and canoe safaris, and of course Mokoro Canoe adventures, honeymooners can look forward to even more fantastic, fun, and exciting safari adventures and experiences. Jump on a mountain bike for a new way to explore Botswana’s diverse terrain and surroundings, embark on an amazing hiking expedition, take to the skies by helicopter or plane and discover and explore the stunning landscapes from a bird’s eye view, or go on a memorable horse-back ride.
Your safari lodge, camp, or resort can also arrange private flights, dining experiences, exclusive game drives, personal walking, canoe, and Mokoro safaris, as well as unique, tailored-made, private safari experiences and adventures exclusively reserved for you and your new husband or wife.
These are merely a few of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences you can tick off your Botswana honeymoon and African safari bucket-list.
Honeymoon in the Okavango Delta
Flanked on the east by the rolling savannah of the Savute and the sought-after elephant paradise of the Chobe National Park, together with the far-flung stretches of the Makgadikgadi saltpans and the semi-desert grasslands of the Kalahari in the south, the evergreen jewel of the Okavango Delta is at the heart of Botswana’s safari attractions.
The magnificent Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland deltas as well as a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting adventure travellers, eager wildlife loving enthusiasts, and newlyweds from across the world. The glorious Okavango Delta was also voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013.
Deemed one of the world’s premier wilderness areas, the Okavango Delta is a vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland that covers between 6 and 15 000 square kilometers of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and owes its existence to the Okavango (Kavango) River, which gives rise to the Okavango Delta’s dynamic ecosystem.
The Okavango River flows from the Angolan highlands, across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, and into the harsh Kalahari Desert. Unlike most river deltas (which usually lead to an ocean), the Okavango River empties onto open land, flooding the savanna and creating a unique and ever-changing inland delta, attracting countless wildlife and birdlife species.
The Okavango Delta is affected by seasonal flooding, with flood water from Angola reaching the Delta between March and June, peaking in July. This peak flood season coincides with Botswana’s dry season, resulting in the great migration of plains game from the dry hinterland.
The Okavango Delta’s dry land is predominantly made up of numerous small islands. There are more than 150,000 islands, some of which are only a few meters wide, with the larger islands being longer than 10km’s. The Delta’s largest island is Chief’s Island, which is said to have been formed on a tectonic fault line.
Protected by numerous wildlife concessions within Ngamiland as well as the renowned Moremi Game Reserve on its eastern edge, Botswana’s Okavango Delta is an extremely prominent wildlife area. Through careful wildlife management, the Okavango Delta has established itself as one of the top destinations in Africa to see wildlife and birdlife roaming wild and free in their natural habitat.
A breathtaking oasis in an otherwise dry environment, the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most profound and prolific wildlife destinations. Home to an incredible diversity of birdlife and wildlife, entirely unmatched in Southern Africa, the Okavango Delta truly is one of Africa’s as well as the world’s greatest wilderness and wildlife destinations – Undoubtedly making it one of the top African safari honeymoon locations for all newlyweds and honeymooners.
During the Okavango Delta’s Dry Season (which takes place between April and October), approximately 260,000 mammals congregate around the Delta as water levels rise and Delta floods reach its peak. The Okavango Delta’s Dry Season is also the peak migration period for wildlife to the Delta. To further add to the excitement, the Okavango Delta is a world-famous stronghold for all major predators, including lion, leopard, and cheetah (to mention just a few).
Home to +/- 530 different bird species, the Okavango Delta is an excellent birding destination. For avian enthusiasts, there is no better place in the world to see the Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Bee-Eaters, and Kingfishers. not to mention the illusive Pels Fishing Owl (the world’s only fish-eating owl), which is exceptionally rare.
There is a dynamic seasonal shift of wildlife between the arid region that surrounds the Delta and the Okavango Delta itself. During the wet season (summer season), most large animals move away from the Delta to take advantage of the lush grazing and greenery surrounding it. As the Delta’s lush green surroundings begin to fade away and grazing opportunities become less and less as winter in the Okavango Delta officially kicks into high gear, wildlife make their way back to the Delta once again.
the winter, animals move back to the delta. The Okavango Delta is also known to attract a huge number of herbivores during its dry season, which, in turn, attracts several carnivores and predators as well.
**Extra Insight: As the Okavango Delta is at the center of Botswana’s safari industry, it features several of Africa’s premier Safari Camps, Resorts, and luxury Safari Lodges – Perfect for an African honeymoon filled with ample romance, copious amounts of excitement, remarkable wildlife and birdlife sightings, luxury accommodation, and SO much more.