Botswana Honeymoon Safari
Day of Arrival - Chobe Riverfront
On arrival at the Kasane Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of the Chobe Game Lodge guides and transferred by an open game drive vehicle to Chobe Game Lodge. Spend three nights at Chobe Game Lodge in a luxurious honeymoon suite, complete with a private patio and plunge pool facing the Chobe River. Chobe Game Lodge is the perfect start to your Botswana adventure, with daily game drives and exciting river safaris on offer. The lodge offers various luxuries, allowing you to take the necessary time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
* Package Bonus: Your honeymoon package includes a private, sunrise champagne breakfast cruise on the Chobe River for a chance to take in the tranquillity of the Chobe River in the early morning.
Chobe Game Lodge (3 nights)
The only permanent game lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River within the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana’s premier venue for guests looking for a perfect base from which to explore the national Park and Chobe Riverfront. This five-star Lodge has full eco-grading by Botswana Tourism Board.
Wake up to the breathtaking beauty of The Chobe Riverfront with its lush plains and dense forest. The Chobe River forms the northern border of the incredible Chobe National Park. And undoubtedly, the most remarkable feature of the Chobe National Park is its huge concentration of elephants. This park supports the most significant surviving elephant population in the world today. The park also hosts high densities of predators such as lion, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah and unusual antelope species such as roan, sable, puku, tsessebe, eland, red lechwe, waterbuck, and the rare Chobe bushbuck.
Enjoy another glorious day on the Chobe River at Chobe Game Lodge. The only permanent game lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River within the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge offers a choice of land or water-based activities and the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park. This five-star Lodge has a full eco-grading by Botswana Tourism Board.
Chobe Riverfront - Moremi Game Reserve
After your last morning activity at Chobe Game Lodge, you head back to Kasane Airport for your light aircraft transfer to Camp Moremi in the Moremi Game Reserve. Your flight will offer you an introduction to the Okavango Delta as you witness the vastness and glory of the world heritage site from the air. Landing at the Moremi airstrip, your guide will meet you and transfer you by road to Camp Moremi, where you can settle into your luxurious tent. You will spend the next three nights at Camp Moremi enjoying game drives and boating excursions as you search for the prolific wildlife that inhabits the Moremi Game Reserve.
* Package Bonus: Your honeymoon package includes a private dinner set up in a remote location where you can take in the lodge’s romantic bushveld setting.
Camp Moremi (3 nights)
Camp Moremi has a well-deserved legacy in the Botswana tourism industry for being able to deliver the classic African safari experience. Completely rebuilt in 2018 as a modern luxury safari lodge, Camp Moremi is located within the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Camp Moremi boasts 12 expansive, modern styled thatched safari tents, including one family room, and accommodates a maximum of twenty-four guests. The family room which includes two separate bedrooms and bathrooms connects through interleading doors. All standard tents are expansive with spacious bathrooms consisting of double vanities and showers, and private decks offering views over the Moremi Game Reserve.
Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, on the south-western border of the Chobe National Park, and covers almost one-third of the Delta. With such a wide variety of vegetation comes a diverse spectrum of wildlife. The reserve is home to over 400 bird species, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane and the Sacred Ibis. This wide variety of mammal, bird, insect, plant, fish and reptile species have successfully adapted to the swamp conditions. During the dry season, the congregation of all species along permanent rivers and waterholes makes Moremi Game Reserve one of Africa's most unforgettable wildlife experiences.
Moremi Game Reserve
The Camp Moremi team of experienced professional guides will introduce you to a whole new world of wildlife. Watch a Leopard stretched out lazily in the branches of a Mopane tree, herds of elephants grazing under a canopy of green or a pride of Lions camouflaged in the long grass. Moremi Game Reserve’s incredible wetlands support many antelope, including Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck. Birdlife is prolific, and the majestic Fish Eagle and vivid Malachite Kingfisher are frequently seen. Even the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl makes an occasional appearance to the delight of guides and guests alike.
Moremi - Okavango Delta
Enjoy a final morning game drive in the Moremi Game Reserve before your light aircraft transfer to Camp Okavango, a remote lodge on a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Built in 1982, Camp Okavango is one of the original safari camps on the Okavango Delta. Now rebuilt as an all-new luxury safari lodge, Camp Okavango is the perfect base to experience the Okavango Delta. Here you will spend the next two nights exploring the intricacies of the Okavango Delta from a variety of activities, including mokoro excursions, boating safaris and guided bush walks.
* Package Bonus: Your honeymoon package includes a 60-minute helicopter scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, including a private romantic champagne sundowner on a remote island in the delta. You'll also have the option to enjoy a romantic night sleeping under the stars on the sleep out deck at Camp Okavango.
Camp Okavango (2 nights)
Camp Okavango, a unique and exclusive African safari camp is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island. This hidden treasure, in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures its guests of an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience. To ensure a peaceful and genuine safari experience, Camp Okavango accommodates just twenty-four guests. There are eleven intimate Safari suites and one Family suite consisting of two bedrooms and each with an en-suite bathroom. Each of the guest suites have been built on individual raised wooden platforms and set beneath the thick Okavango Delta vegetation. The en-suite bathrooms have double vanities, double shower and a separate water closet (with a view). The stack away sliding doors open onto a private open-air viewing deck offering beautiful views over the Okavango Delta.
Described as ‘the jewel of the Kalahari’, the Okavango Delta – a tranquil and isolated oasis set in the harsh and arid surroundings of Botswana’s bush and desert – is widely regarded as one of Africa’s best safari destinations, with its rich diversity of fauna and flora. The Delta’s floods are fed by the Angolan rains, which start in October. The floods cross the border between Namibia and Botswana at Mohembo in December and reach Maun only in July. The Okavango River never reaches the sea but flows south-eastwards into the Kalahari. Here it spreads out into a delta formation – a lush water-wilderness of papyrus swamps, shallow reed-beds and floodplains, dotted with islands and laced with a network of channels and lagoons. A mokoro safari is a definite ‘must do’ for all guests visiting the Okavango Delta. Traditional 4×4 game-viewing vehicles are used on the main island. Walking safaris are very popular in the Delta. The feeling of being on foot in Africa’s wilderness, exploring flora and fauna, is remarkable.
Okavango Delta - Boteti River Valley
The final stop of your honeymoon package is Leroo La Tau. Catch a light aircraft from Camp Okavango to Leroo La Tau before transferring by road to the lodge, set on the banks of the Boteti River, overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You will spend the next two nights at Leroo La Tau enjoying daily game drives along the Boteti River to witness the prolific wildlife that frequent the region. Optional excursions to the nearby Khumaga village offers a chance to experience Botswana's unique culture.
Leroo La Tau (2 nights)
Leroo La Tau is situated on the western bank of the Boteti River, which forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The Boteti River provides a lifeline for the wildlife which inhabit the arid national park and is a critical link in the annual zebra migration. Leroo La Tau is the perfect base from which to explore this truly unique piece of Botswana paradise. The lodge features twelve luxurious thatched and glass-fronted suites with en-suite bathrooms, each unit raised on a wooden platform overlooking the Boteti River Valley below. The main lounge and dining area, with its inviting wooden and thatch finish, allows you to relax at the bar while listening to the wide variety of night sounds so characteristic of the African bush. Alternatively you can lounge around the swimming pool or enjoy the panoramic river vista from the game-viewing hide built into the bank of the river.
Boteti River Valley
The Makgadikgadi Pans National park includes a portion of the 12000km2 Makgadikgadi Pans. This massive pan was once believed to be the bed of an enormous inland lake. Owing to the arid nature of the park, the Boteti river and the nutrient-rich western grasslands supply the essential water and sustenance for the wildlife that inhabit the region. This dramatic landscape is the backdrop for the second-largest zebra migration in the world, where thousands of zebra migrate to the Boteti River in the dry winter months (May to Oct) from their summer grazing ground further inside the park. The contrast between the Boteti River Valley and the arid National Park makes it a fascinating region to include in a Botswana safari.
* Package Bonus: The staff at Leroo La Tau and members of the Khumaga community will perform a traditional Setswana blessing as your farewell gift.
Day of Departure
After your two-night stay at Leroo la Tau you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey.
This itinerary can also be booked to start in Maun and end in Kasane, with a Victoria Falls extension.