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  • Hi Michele, we had a fantastic trip, and very many thanks to you for putting it together for us, and for making it all work so smoothly. We were really pleased with all the places we stayed at but of them all the Kanana Mekoro Trail and Footsteps were probably our favourites. We also met lots of very friendly and interesting people along the way, both guides and holiday makers. Probably the highlights for me were:- looking over Victoria Falls from Livingstone Island where we went for brunch from Waterberry; watching Elephants crossing 50m in front of our Mekoro on KMT; walking up to lions at Footsteps; seeing a leopard up the tree with a dead sitatunga above our campfire at Footsteps; seeing a lioness with 4 week old cubs at Savuti; seeing the star-scape and the Milky Way after sundowners each night; flying up front in little planes over the Okavango! The itinerary worked perfectly for us, and we are very grateful for all your advice and good planning on our behalf. Thanks once again.

    Michael and Margaret travelled to Livingstone and then Botswana
Okavango Delta honeymoon mekoro

Botswana

Honeymoons & Weddings

Honeymoons to Botswana and beyond

Botswana is a wonderful honeymoon safari destination as it offers amazing game-viewing, varied activities, exclusivity, intimate camps and lodges, stunning scenery and often very tranquil surroundings. For the more active, there are walking and horse-riding trails to consider, and there are certainly a variety of unique experiences available to make any honeymoon safari memorable. Light aircraft transfers between safari regions and camps are easy and fun, usually offering fantastic views. With iconic natural wonders such as the Okavango Delta to explore, Botswana really is a first class safari destination. However, Botswana safaris are not cheap and a Botswana safari combined with a good beach holiday does mean an expensive overall trip!

Whilst Botswana is land-locked, it can be combined with a variety of beach destinations or neighbouring countries to include different experiences. In particular, the Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe) can offer relaxation as well as sight-seeing and activities, whilst slightly further afield amazing destinations such as the Namib Desert and Cape Town can easily be included. For the best beach extensions, Mauritius, Mozambique, The Seychelles and Zanzibar can all be combined with Botswana, although you will need to travel via Johannesburg.

There are many safari options to choose from in Botswana. If you’re looking for top level luxury, exclusivity and pampering, consider Xudum CampXaranna CampVumbura PlainsMombo CampZarafa CampSelinda Camp or Jacks Camp.

More affordable, yet still very upmarket and sophisticated are a number of camps including properties such as Baines CampLittle VumburaJacanaKwetsaniKanana Camp and Shinde Camp.

If you are less worried about luxury levels and very keen to maximise your game-viewing experience then you could consider more down to earth properties such as MuchenjeKhwai Tented CampLagoon Camp and Kwara Camp, whilst for more active and adventurous safaris you could consider a mobile camping trip with Letaka Safaris, a Footsteps Across the Delta walking safari, or horse-riding with Okavango Horse Safaris.

Safari Weddings in Botswana

We do not recommend getting married in Botswana because the process is ridiculously complex and you have to make more than one visit to the country! If you wish to get married in Africa, you’re probably better off considering doing so in South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe and then going to Botswana on ‘honeymoon’.

Please see our general ‘accommodation on safari’ page for more information on different styles of accommodation on safari. If you are looking into your first ever trip to Africa, you may wish to visit our ‘planning a safari’ section.

Whatever your specific ideas and desires, we specialise in designing individually tailored itineraries and can offer you the expertise and personal service required to guarantee a perfect honeymoon or wedding safari. Please call us to discuss your ideas and requirements.