Every honeymoon should include a few activities to spice up the itinerary. Diverse landscapes, elegant dining, luxury camping, starry night skies, exotic wildlife, majestic sunsets, local cuisine and rich history are just a few ideas to create a lifetime of memories.
If this sounds like a dream then a Botswana honeymoon and Botswana honeymoon packages might be just what you need to make it a reality. Its expansive deserts and deltas, along with the chance to walk among some of the world’s greatest predators, make it ideal for thrill seekers. The country also offers a wide array of activities to enjoy, from balloon flights and game drives to mokoro trips and quad biking. These are often offered as part of Botswana honeymoon packages by the local camps scattered across this stunning landscape.
There’s no shortage of adventures to choose from, but we’ve come up with the top five honeymoon places in Botswana to help narrow your search.
1. Jao Camp in the Heart of the Okavango Delta and Moremi
For those looking for luxury in the remote wilderness, Jao camp is a good option. Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta surrounded by lush islands, green forests and floodplains, it’s one of the most beautiful areas in the region. Jao camp consists of tent suites, panoramic verandas and outdoor showers with privacy. Its jaw-dropping views and romantic dinners in the wild are like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
There are also a variety of Botswana adventures to enjoy while at the camp such as boating, mokoro trips, fishing and game drives. There’s a good chance you’ll observe hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, lions, leopards and cheetahs!
2. Jack’s Camp in Makgadikgadi
The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is another slice of paradise for a Botswana honeymoon destination. Jack’s Camp embraces the natural surroundings with canvas tents, open air showers and secluded verandas. It also features an African-themed library and artifacts. Black-maned lions are often roaming about while guests enjoy archaeological, geological and historical activities. You can also book a safari drive with San Bushmen tracers, go quad biking and schedule a horseback ride for more Botswana adventures.
3. Chobe National Park’s Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
The Chobe National Park is home to the world’s largest elephant population and some of the most unbelievable views. In fact, the name Chilwero means a “high view place” and lives up to it with gorgeous panoramas that include islands and floodplains.
This breathtaking Botswana honeymoon destination features luxurious cottages, a plunge pool and hammocks. Among other things guests are treated to sunset boat safaris fishing expeditions, including day trips to Victoria Falls.
4. Linyanti Wildlife Reserve’s Duma Tau
Duma Tau, which means “roar of the lion,” is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve on the border of the Chobe National Park. The private camp sits at the edge of a lagoon, home to hippos and the intersection of two elephant paths. Needless to say, it’s ideal for game viewing and a truly unforgettable Botswana adventure.
With 10 luxury canvas tents, you can enjoy the perfect balance of privacy and amazing views of the rivers. The camp organizes game drives, boat trips and bush walks along the Savuti Channel where you’ll likely see giraffes, waterbucks, baboons, leopards, wildebeest, hyenas and lions.
5. Gunn’s Bush Camp
Another popular camp in the Okavango Delta and Moremi is Gunn’s Bush Camp situated at the border of the Moremi Game Reserve. If you love safaris and want an authentic Botswana adventure, this is a great choice. Specifically, it offers stunning views of Chief’s Island, which is home to a large population of elephants, hippos, buffalos, crocodiles and other game. Activities include bush walks, game drives, mokoro canoe rides, safaris, picnics, campfire dinners and sunset cruises.
There are only five tents, which gives the camp a sense of privacy and exclusivity but also makes it important to book far in advance.