A honeymoon is one of life’s chances to really push the boat out, and there are few places as well suited to a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime trip as Botswana.
Why go on a Botswana Honeymoon?
- Exclusivity is the name of the game in Botswana, by deliberate design of the of the government (‘high value, low volume tourism’), and where you have exclusivity you have privacy.
- Botswana offers such huge variety: designing a honeymoon to suit two different personalities is effortless, as you can take a trip in a mokoro (dug-out canoe) in the morning, a game drive in the afternoon, and be tearing around on a quad bike the next morning - or you could elect just to sit in an infinity pool with a G&T, of course. The choice is yours.
- Botswana hurts the wallet; we’re not going to lie, so a honeymoon – particularly before the expense of children – is a great time to consider visiting.
- Between May and October (when many couples choose to get married) Botswana happens to be at its peak and offers truly outstanding game viewing.
- The staff throughout Botswana know how to turn up the romance for their guests - little extras that are either free, or won’t break the bank: sundowners and private dinners on a floating deck across a lagoon, a private helicopter transfer, private beach BBQ or candlelit dinner (even land-locked countries have beaches!), a mokoro trip to sleep out under the stars on a deserted island - Botswana is a truly magical and romantic honeymoon destination.
Where to stay on a Botswana Safari Honeymoon?
Most accommodation throughout Botswana is very well-suited to honeymooners by reason of its seclusion and privacy, but we’ve got a few favourites up our sleeve! In the Delta, you can find Little Vumbura which is handsome, quiet and secluded with only 6 tents; it offers some of the best water and land-based viewing in Africa. But at $1500+ per person per night in peak season, you’re paying a lot for it!
Little Mombo is a great choice for those unused to safaris or Africa, as there is no need for compromise (this camp is way beyond ‘hot and cold running water’). Only 3 rooms make up the entire camp, but with enough staff behind the scenes to man a large hotel it really does cater to your every need. A refurb this year will make this camp one of the best in the Delta.
In the Savute/Linyanti areas you also have some incredibly romantic spots including Zarafa – this Relais & Chateux / Nat Geo Unique Lodge of the World is regularly voted as the best safari experience in the whole of Africa. With just 4 villas, the service is phenomenal and your every wish will be anticipated. As an added bonus, you will win dinner party honeymoon top trumps for ever after - $2000+ pppn - ouch!
We also love Savute Safari Lodge for the wildlife viewing. Overlooking a waterhole, you can spot much wildlife from the Camp, even from the pool. Nevertheless you’d want to be out on the vehicle - even though off-roading is not allowed, you are likely to bump into the barrage of wildlife for which Savute is famous.