Honeymoon safaris in Botswana | Tours, Luxury and Prices

Couples looking to remember their special wedding day in Southern Africa are in luck, as Botswana is a dream destination for romantic safari getaways surrounded by incredible wildlife and activities that will certainly have guests feeling the love. 

Why a honeymoon safari in Botswana?

A Botswana honeymoon safari honeymoon is simply stunning, a place for couples to cherish their happiest days whilst enjoying the very best of the big 5 wildlife views on safari in luxury surroundings. 

Honeymooners will certainly feel the love and magic all around them from the friendly locals, big mammal wildlife, exquisite lodges, excellent meals, evening cocktails and five-star service. 

What activities can honeymooners do in Botswana?

Going on safari in Botswana is a must and is the country’s flagship activity. Thanks to the well maintained and numerous parks, reserves and concessions, a safari tour will allow guests to view all of the largest animals in Africa.

Safari tours can be adapted per the honeymoon couple’s preferences and budget, with combinations of luxury lodges, tented camps on raised timber floors to camping in the bush with internal plane transfers between camps and professional tour guides. 

For other newlyweds who prefer a more independent safari, a self-drive safari in their own rented 4×4 is equally appealing. 

Unmissable safari parks and reserves include:

Apart from game drives, a Botswana honeymoon can also include many other activities such as sleeping under the stars, mokoro canoe trips, walking safaris, hot air balloon trips and more, this southern Africa gem has it all for newlyweds. 

Visitors can check out our page on the 20 best things to do in Botswana

The more sporty couples can also go on hikes, fishing, kayaking or combine their trip to Botswana safari with a beach honeymoon trip to the surreal Seychelles, Mozambique or Mauritius where guests can enjoy turquoise waters and beautiful white sandy beaches .  

When to go on a honeymoon in Botswana?

A Botswana honeymoon safari can be done all year round. May to September during the winter months is the best time of year to travel to Botswana for a safari.

Days are warmer with clear skies. With less rain, the vegetation is not as lush and it is easier to spot wildlife.

Cost of a honeymoon package in Botswana?

The price of a Botswana honeymoon is difficult to estimate given the cost can depend on so many factors including the selection of accommodation, flights, transport, meals, duration of stay and more. 

A more ‘affordable’ Botswana honeymoon cost estimate can be priced at £3,400/$4,520 to £4,230/$5,650 for two people. 

A more luxury Botswana honeymoon cost estimate can be priced at £12,700/$17,000 for two people with 5-star lodges, transportation and private guides and activities included. 

Sample Botswana honeymoon itineraries

Most of the best Botswana honeymoons include some time in the north of the country including the Okavango Delta, where luxury accommodation can be combined with wilderness safari trips and adventures to Chief’s Island, Victoria Falls and much more. 

Popular honeymoon safari packages also include Chobe National Park and the Kalahari desert:

The following is a sample Botswana honeymoon safari tour taking couples to the most beautiful regions of the country:

  • Day 1: Arrival to Kasane (BBK), pick-up by guided transport, transfer to Chobe National Park
  • Day 2-3: Safari at Chobe Park and mokoro trip & breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks every day
  • Day 4: Safari experience in a hot-air balloon safari
  • Day 5: Safari in Savuti and helicopter trip to Moremi Game Reserve
  • Day 6: Plane transfer to safari in Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
  • Day 7: Safari in Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
  • Day 8-9: Safari in Okavango Delta and walking tour with bushmen
  • Day 10: Plane transfer return to Kasane/Gaborone and depart

Combined Botswana Seychelles honeymoon 

For those who would like to experience the adventure of a safari in Botswana and enjoy some beach downtime by the sea, a Botswana Seychelles honeymoon is just the ticket:

  • Day 1: Arrival to Kasane (BBK), pick-up by guided transport, transfer to Chobe National Park
  • Day 2: Safari at Chobe Park and mokoro trip & breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks every day
  • Day 3: Safari in Chobe National Park and hot-air balloon safari
  • Day 4: Plane transfer to safari in Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
  • Day 5: Safari in Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta and prepared dinner/cocktails
  • Day 6: Safari in Okavango Delta and walking tour with bushmen
  • Day 7: Safari in Okavango Delta and plane transfer to Seychelles via Johannesburg
  • Day 8-14: Enjoy 5-star hotel, breakfast and tranquil beach surroundings
  • Day 15: Plane departure home

Botswana honeymoon safari lodges

Our top Honeymoon safari lodge and camp recommendations include:

Chitabe camp 

In the Okavango Delta, honeymoons can find Chitabe camp, an intimate setting surrounded by woodlands in a private concession with very few other visitors. 

Eco-friendly and sustainable, the camp is idyllic with all the classic hallmarks of an African safari – G&T’s and candlelit dinner around a fire pit included.

To turn up the romance notch, guests can dine in the wild under the glittering and later fall asleep under the bright stars. 

Abu camp 

For even more intimacy, both with each other and African elephants in particular, continue on to Abu Camp, popular with guests from South Africa. 

Couples will find the Abu herd, numerous charming rescued elephants who are very comfortable around humans and visitors get to interact with them. 

Guests are invited to leave an artistic contribution to the camp, with paint sets and easels at each tent. 

Another magical way to spend part of your honeymoon is with a night in the Star Bed, a platform perched on the edge of the elephants’ boma, with a big plush bed surrounded by mosquito netting and glowing lanterns overlooking the great plains.

Mombo camp

Revel in sustainable luxury on the palm-studded floodplains of the Okavango Delta. 

Couples will be thrilled by the predator-prey interaction, dominated by big cats, and glimpse one of Africa’s rarer species: perhaps a pangolin or honey badger. 

Eight spacious suites afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife. 

FAQs

What to do on a honeymoon in Botswana? 

Discover the incredible big 5 wildlife on guided game viewing safaris, staying in luxury lodges, toasting bubbly under the stars and enjoying numerous activities from walking to yoga to horseback safaris. 

How much does a honeymoon in Botswana cost? 

Prices can range from a more ‘modest’ £3,400/$4,520 for two people up to £12,700/$17,000 and more for two in 5-star lodges. 

When to go on honeymoon in Botswana?

A Botswana honeymoon safari can be done all year round. May to September is the best time of year to travel to Botswana for a safari.