11 Day Ultimate Romantic Botswana Honeymoon from US$6,519.-pp

This 10-night Safaris Honeymoon Journey is the perfect Botswana itinerary for honeymooners, couples sharing a special celebration or guests looking for the ultimate romantic safari through Botswana’s best safari regions. Designed for the romantics at heart, the ten night package includes a host of unique couple focused experiences to remember. These include:

  1. A SUITE UPGRADE at Chobe Game Lodge: Automatic upgrade into one of our suites. Upgrade confirmed at the time of reservation, not check in.
  2. PRIVATE Sunrise Breakfast Cruise at Chobe Game Lodge: Enjoy a private sunrise boat cruise on the Chobe River including champagne breakfast.
  3. PRIVATE Dinner at Camp Moremi: Private dinner setup at Camp Moremi in one of the exclusive, romantic locations at the camp.
  4. HELICOPTER Flip at Camp Okavango: A 60-minute helicopter scenic flight including a private romantic champagne sundowner on a remote island in the Okavango Delta.
  5. SETSWANA BLESSING at Leroo La Tau: A traditional Setswana blessing with the staff at Leroo La Tau and members of the khumaga community.

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Chobe Game Lodge Chobe River Front FB+ 1x Honeymoon Suite 3 Nights
Camp Moremi Moremi Game Reserve FB+ 1x Luxury Safari Tent 3 Nights
Camp Okavango Okavango Delta B&B 1x 11  Guest Suites 2 Nights
Leroo La Tau Boteti River – Makgadikgadi Pans National Park FB+ 1x Luxury Safari Room 2 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Price

US$6,519.-pp  March and Dec 2020

US$7,661.-pp April through June and November 2020

US$9,451.-pp July through October.

Journey starts and ends in Johannesburg. Daily start possible pending availability. Arrive early a.m. in Johannesburg or add an overnight. Depart late afternoon from Johannesburg on way back home. Wedding certificate not older than 6 month required.

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, honeymoon upgrades as listed; scheduled safaris/activities as listed, local spirits, beers and house wines, National Park fees, flights between the camps and to the camps as per package; intra Africa flights;

Excluded

International flight to Johannesburg, Travel and evacuation insurance;

Day 1:           Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe River Front    

Day Itinerary

On arrival at the Kasane Airport you will be warmly welcomed by one of the Chobe Game Lodge guides and transferred by open game drive vehicle to Chobe Game Lodge. Spend three nights at Chobe Game Lodge in our luxurious honeymoon suite complete with private patio and plunge pool facing the Chobe River. With daily game drives and exciting river safaris on offer, Chobe Game Lodge is the perfect start to your Botswana adventure. The lodge offers a variety of luxuries allowing you to take the necessary time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The honeymoon package includes a sunrise breakfast cruise on the Chobe River for a chance to take in the tranquillity of the Chobe River in the early morning.

Botswana

Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With almost 40% of its land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas you can travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty. Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park. Botswana is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, making your safari experience even more memorable, and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.

Chobe River Front

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.

Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge     View iBrochure

Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity.
Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travellers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma and riverfront deck.

Each of Chobe Game Lodge’s 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings paintings.

Honeymoon Suite

The most private location in the lodge and the chosen suite for famous honeymoon couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1975, the elegant Honeymoon Suite is ideal for couples looking to spoil themselves while on their Chobe safari with a touch of romance and complete privacy.

The Honeymoon Suite has a similar layout to the luxury family suites, with a large private terrace, infinity plunge pool and large, relaxing sun-loungers from which to soak up the Chobe views.

Inside the suite is an open-plan lounge with comfortable loungers and a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed. Leading from the bedroom, the luxurious bathroom includes a separate bath, large shower and twin basins.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 2 and 3:           Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe River Front    

Activities

Chobe Game Lodge game viewing
Chobe Game Lodge birding experience
Chobe Game Lodge boat cruises
The Boma

Chobe Game Lodge game viewing

Chobe’s wildlife roams in abundance and diversity and is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River where the animals come to drink, bathe and play. Lion, leopard, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are often seen

Chobe Game Lodge birding experience

Birding is spectacular with Schalows turaco, barred owlet and white-browed coucal resident in the gardens as well as rosythroated longclaw, western-banded snake-eagle and hooded vulture among a few of the 450 species of the Chobe region.

Chobe Game Lodge boat cruises

Our professional all female guiding team and resident environmentalist conduct game drives and boat cruises

The Boma

Boma dining on the bank of the Chobe River

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 4,5,6:           Camp Moremi, Moremi Game Reserve      

Day Itinerary

After your final 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 light aircraft flight will offer you an introduction to the Okavango Delta as you witness the vastness 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. Your honeymoon package includes a private dinner setup in a remote location of the lodge where you can take in the lodge’s romantic bushveld setting.

Moremi Game Reserve

The amazing foresight of Chief Moremi created one of the world’s most famous reserves, conserving part of the Okavango Delta and the plains to its east. The reserve covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and thick forest. This diversity supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, and lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on the Botswana national bird list.

Activities

Camp Moremi game drives
Camp Moremi motorised boating trips

Camp Moremi game drives

Guest activities include morning and afternoon game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer. The Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for exceptional wildlife sightings including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant and exceptional general game.

Camp Moremi motorised boating trips

Explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels by boat for a chance to enjoy the picturesque waters of the Okavango Delta, with its kaleidoscope of birdlife.

Overnight: Camp Moremi View iBrochure

Peering out beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xaxanaka area of the Moremi Game Reserve. Game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, both in the morning and late afternoons, offer frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah as well as wild dog. Alternatively, guest can explore the Xaxanaka Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.

Luxury Safari Tent

Camp Moremi boasts 11 expansive, modern styled thatched safari tents and accommodates a maximum of twenty-four guests. All standard tents are expansive with spacious bathrooms consisting of double vanities and showers, and private decks offering views over the Moremi Game Reserve. Subtle décor and lighting fixtures allow for a natural and warm atmosphere within each room to create a peaceful and harmonious blend with the surrounding environment

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 7:           Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta   

Day Itinerary

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. Originally 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 from which 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. Your honeymoon package includes a 60-minute helicopter scenic flight including a private romantic champagne sundowner on a remote island in the Okavango Delta.

Okavango Delta

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water. Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.

Overnight: Camp Okavango           View iBrochure

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.

Camp Okavango’s main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop.  Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and comfortable seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. There is a third deck with a rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.

With its open air design and elevated position, the new Camp Okavango is an eco-sensitive lodge which captures the very essence of the Okavango Delta.

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.

11  Guest Suites

Luxurious elevated safari suites with stacking doors on expansive private decks and raised on Silligna platforms

En-suite bathroom comprising of a double capacity shower, double vanity and toilet

Private expansive viewing decks

24 hour solar generated power

Fans in all guest rooms

220V Plug points for charging equipment

A range of African bio degradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available in each room

Gowns supplied in the rooms

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Small safe for valuables

Emergency air horn for emergency situations

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 8:           Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta   

Activities

Camp Okavango motorboat
Camp Okavango mokoro safaris
Scenic Helicopter Flips included for honeymooners

Camp Okavango motorboat

Water-based activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat

Camp Okavango mokoro safaris

Explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the quiet, old-fashioned way, in the traditional mokoro (dugout canoe).

Scenic Helicopter Flips

Seeing the Okavango Delta from a helicopter is a truly magnificent experience. Our partners at Helicopter Horizons will remove the doors providing uninterrupted views and close up angles of the majestic delta and its wildlife. A scenic flight is not just a must for keen photographers but an exciting opportunity to witness the remarkable Okavango Delta from above.

The flights are operated with the utmost respect and caution for the natural environment, the wildlife and travellers. Routes have been carefully marked out ensuring guests on other activities and in camp are not disturbed. The flight routes and take off areas are designed specifically to make use of pristine areas within the concession.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 9:           Leroo La Tau, Boteti River – Makgadikgadi Pans National Park    

Day Itinerary

Your final stop for of your honeymoon package is Leroo La Tau. You will catch a light aircraft from Camp Okavango to Leroo La Tau before transferring by road 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. Option excursions to the nearby Khumaga village are also available for a chance to experience Botswana’s unique culture. As a final farewell gift, you will enjoy a traditional Setswana blessing with the staff at Leroo La Tau and members of the khumaga community. After your two-night stay at Leroo la Tau you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey.

Boteti River – Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

On the western boundary of the renowned Makgadikgadi Pans National Park lies the Boteti River. Owing to the arid nature of the park, the river and the nutrient-rich western grasslands supply the essential water and sustenance for the wildlife that inhabit the region. The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is home to 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 fascinating contrast between the Boteti River and arid national park makes it a fascinating region to include in any Botswana safari.

Overnight: Leroo La Tau    View iBrochure

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that we’ve come to expect in this part of Botswana. With just 12 thatched luxury chalets all overlooking the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, each with en-suite bathrooms. There is a dining room, reading room and bar in the main lodge, expansive wooden decks and a plunge pool, where guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience in Botswana. Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river.

Luxury Safari Room

Luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites raised on wooden platforms

All raised on the high banks of the Boteti River with 270 degree panoramic view of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

En-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, double hand basin and toilet

Fans in all guest rooms

220V Plug points for charging equipment

A range of African bio degradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available from the lodge reception

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Battery operated reading lights and bathroom light at night

Small safe for valuables

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 10:        Leroo La Tau, Boteti River – Makgadikgadi Pans National Park    

Activities

Leroo La Tau game drives
Leroo La Tau boating
Leroo La Tau cultural excursions
Daily Activity Schedule
Traditional Setswana Blessing

Leroo La Tau game drives

Daily game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park focusing along the Boteti River.

Leroo La Tau boating

Depending on the water level of the Boteti, boat activities can also be provided

Leroo La Tau cultural excursions

Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to visit Khumaga Village and Nxai Pan day trips for 3 night stays

Daily Activity Schedule

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule

Winter (April – September)

05h30 – Early morning wakeup call

06h00 – Light continental breakfast is served in the dining area

06h30 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)

11h30 – Brunch is served at the dining area

15h00 – Afternoon tea is served on the deck

15h30 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

18h30 – Arrive back at lodge

19h30 – Dinner is served at the dining area

Summer (October – March)

05h00 – Early morning wakeup call

05h30 – Light continental breakfast is served in the dining area

06h00 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)

11h00 – Brunch is served at the dining area

15h30 – Afternoon tea is served on the deck

16h00 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

19h00 – Arrive back at lodge

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 11:        End of Itinerary  

Day Itinerary

Take a bush and commercial flight back to Johannesburg.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

E&OE

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