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Epic honeymoon

Wild and wonderful Botswana boasts superb safari opportunities and gorgeous technicoloured sunsets. It’s the perfect honeymoon spot for nature lovers and romantics alike.

Chobe National Park is one of the country’s finest, bursting with wildlife, much of which is drawn to the life-giving river making it a sensational safari destination. Stay at the Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, perfectly placed to overlook the hippo-filled waterway, the teeming flood plains and the endless wilderness beyond. An epic vista to start your romantic adventure.

You can explore Chobe in all its moods. Head out early in an open-sided vehicle to see the rising sun set the park aglow and catch the animals at their most active. Chobe is famous for its large concentrations of elephant – around 50,000 roam here – as well as herds of buffalo and plenty more besides. In the late afternoon hop aboard a double-decker boat to float amid crocodile, hippo and a startling range of birds, and sip a sundowner with your partner looking out over the bustling multi-hued waterways.

Gazing down on the drama of the Delta as you fly into the heart of the Okavango to the Moremi Game Reserve is an experience in itself. Known as the ‘predator capital of Africa’, this reserve protects a lush jumble of lagoons, flooded pans and sweeping grasslands in an unparalleled wildlife haven. For easy access to the reserve, stay in luxury at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, enjoying your own spacious deck complete with plunge pool overlooking the bush. Perhaps the finest game-viewing spot of all is Chief’s Island, seasonally surrounded by either flittering waters or grassy plains. Animal life is abundant, including rarer species such as cheetah, leopard and even wild dog. Morning and evening game drives and – if the water’s high – trips by traditional mokoro canoe, will reveal Botswana at its best.

A perfect add-on to Botswana is a visit to Zambia to witness the mighty Victoria Falls. Lying on the banks of the Zambezi, a short drive from the waterfall, is Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. During your stay, sit together on the river’s edge, listening to the chortling hippo in the distance. For something special, head out on foot with a guide and a herd of semi-habituated elephants, gaining unprecedented insight into the lives of these African giants. 

Africa is renowned for its wildlife, and few places solidify this reputation more than bountiful Botswana. Combine cheetah spotting with waterfall watching by splitting your epic honeymoon between Botswana and Zambia; our specialists can shape your itinerary to take in the very best of both.

This is just a flavour of what we can offer. Our honeymoons are tailor-made to your requirements. Speak to a travel specialist about planning your honeymoon and find more inspiration on our luxury honeymoons page.