A honeymoon is certainly one of the most special holidays you will ever take in your life (besides that wild trip you did with your friends whilst in college or the first family trip with your own children) and as daunting as it seems to plan it, we can reassure it will be effortless if you leave the hard work and the logistics to us.
If you are wondering why you should consider Botswana as your honeymoon destination, the answer is stunningly simple: it has all you can think of to treat yourselves to a trip of a life time. This is the DNA of your honeymoon safari.
Discover – your most romantic side and surprise your other half with a little treat. Lodges really know how to spoil honeymooners with special touches to ensure the most memorable holiday after your big day; private deck dining, surprise sun downer drinks, are some of the special value adds-on which can be pre-arranged.
Nature – forget about traffic jams, pollution and skylines and focus on what you will see throughout your safari. Nature in Botswana is overwhelming sometimes because it seems impossible that so much beauty can be gathered in one place at the same time. From the incredible wide array of wildlife to be found (yes, this is the place to spot the Big Five), to the unique and untamed landscapes scattered across the national parks and concessions.
Adventure – going on safari is undoubtedly an adventure by itself. The thrill of wildlife sightings, sleeping out in the bush, the stunning wilderness around you will certainly fulfil your expectations
If you are also crazy about trendy destinations (yes, the sort of places where you can get those killer Instagram pics!), the ultimate honeymoon is to combine a safari with a few nights at the end, either chilling by the beach, enjoying some cultural sightings and foodie spots or just living la “dolce vita” by a beautiful landscape. Botswana combines extremely well with any of the idyllic beaches in Mozambique or the vibrant and cosmopolitan Cape Town. For a total unwinding getaway the stunning lodges at Lake Kariba or Lake Malawi will be a great choice
WHEN to start planning?
We suggest you tackle this as soon as you have a spare minute between dealing with the catering, choosing your bouquet flowers or the gown fittings. Our experience has shown us that from May to September are the preferred months to tie the knot!
WHAT type of honeymoon is the suitable one for you?
Hopping on a camping or a self-drive safari is your best bet if you are into eco-travelling and authentic experiences. Tighter budgets work well with these safari options whilst maintaining the flair and romance.
If you are looking for more comfort and to maximize movement time between areas a fly-in safari is the right choice for you. Travel between camps will be on shared light aircrafts (from 5 to 13 seats) allowing you, not only to gain time, but also to access some of the most remote and pristine wildlife areas in Botswana.
Lodges in these remote areas are charming and intimate, offering a truly personal safari experience.
Are there special discounts for honeymoon couples?
Your honeymoon is a special occasion and many camps and lodges across Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique offer fantastic deals to newlyweds.
As a rule of thumb, these offers will consist on offering the bride a 50% discount on the rate. Other properties will offer a discount on activities or a honeymoon circuit at very advantageous rates.
You will always receive a special treat at your accommodation that will make you feel like royalty!
Your input is vital so do not be shy and do give us as much information about your budget and how you imagine and expect this special trip to be. Our aim is to offer you the best suggestions to achieve your dream honeymoon!