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Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana
Honeymoons in Botswana

Roll top bath with a view at Duba Plains

Honeymoon in Botswana

Botswana honeymoon: the most romantic camps & lodges

For a stunningly romantic Africa honeymoon, Botswana will spoil you for choice with so many top-notch safari camps. At the exclusive and opulent camps, you can expect luxurious suites, private pools, dinners by candlelight, moonlit baths and sleeping under the stars. With plentiful game, natural beauty and amazing camps, a Botswana honeymoon promises to be very special!
Botswana boasts some of Africa's best game viewing, and many of the camps listed below are within the wildlife rich area of the Okavango Delta. The best time for game viewing here is from the end of June to October, but a honeymoon in Botswana promises romance and luxury at anytime of year.


Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp is a superb camp for a Botswana honeymoon. Ideal for a romantic escape, its luxurious tented suites are luxurious and private while excellent game viewing and attentive service make for a memorable safari.

Vumbura Plains

For an exceptionally lavish safari honeymoon in Botswana, Vumbura Plains is perfect: a great romantic getaway with a contemporary feel. And if you can bear to tear yourself away from your palatial and luxurious suite, you'll be spoiled with superb game viewing.

Zarafa Camp

With its large and luxurious rooms overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon, Zarafa is an ideal place for a Botswana honeymoon retreat. The staff will happily set up a private dinner on your veranda or a romantic cruise on the pontoon boat.


Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp is a superb camp for a Botswana honeymoon. Ideal for a romantic escape, its luxurious tented suites are luxurious and private while excellent game viewing and attentive service make for a memorable safari.

Vumbura Plains

For an exceptionally lavish safari honeymoon in Botswana, Vumbura Plains is perfect: a great romantic getaway with a contemporary feel. And if you can bear to tear yourself away from your palatial and luxurious suite, you'll be spoiled with superb game viewing.


Nxabega Tented Camp

Set in a lush part of the Okavango Delta, Nxabega is a luxurious camp and a great choice for a Botswana honeymoon. The staff often go out of their way to include special touches, and are particularly good at setting up meals in unique and inventive places.


Nxabega Tented Camp

Set in a lush part of the Okavango Delta, Nxabega is a luxurious camp and a great choice for a Botswana honeymoon. The staff often go out of their way to include special touches, and are particularly good at setting up meals in unique and inventive places.


Am Weinberg

With couples’ packages at the Soulstice Spa, a choice of five restaurants within the estate’s grounds, and the option of private dining, Am Weinberg would make an excellent start or end to a honeymoon in Namibia.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

The red dunes of the NamibRand and Sossusvlei are very romantic. For a memorable honeymoon to Namibia, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a perfect choice; enjoy a romantic sleep out under the stars or massages your room for an extra treat.

Omaanda

Omaanda is located on a private reserve but wildlife isn’t the sole focus here. The lodge has an on-site spa and a stunning pool, and the food is some of the best we’ve ever had on safari. Where better to start or end a Namibian honeymoon?


Cape Grace

In the heart of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace is a traditional and romantic hotel for your honeymoon in South Africa. The staff will make a real effort to make your time special - expect little gifts and nice touches, and make time to visit the relaxing spa!


Victoria Falls Hotel

An outpost dating from the turn of the 19th century, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a gracious air and period-style furnishings, but also modern facilities and attentive service. Take a suite here for a very romantic few days as part of a honeymoon in Zimbabwe or the surrounding area.


Victoria Falls Hotel

An outpost dating from the turn of the 19th century, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a gracious air and period-style furnishings, but also modern facilities and attentive service. Take a suite here for a very romantic few days as part of a honeymoon in Zimbabwe or the surrounding area.


Victoria Falls Hotel

An outpost dating from the turn of the 19th century, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a gracious air and period-style furnishings, but also modern facilities and attentive service. Take a suite here for a very romantic few days as part of a honeymoon in Zimbabwe or the surrounding area.

Little Governors'

Little Governors’ Camp is a comfortable bush camp with a great location for a safari honeymoon in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stay in Tent #17 – the most private tent furthest from the central area – which has wonderful views across the marsh.

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Where to see wildlife species in Africa

Maximise the chances of seeing your favourite African animals based on traveller sightings reports from the field.


Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

83% SUCCESS

1,112 sightings from 1,335 observations

Where to see buffalo in Africa

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

29% SUCCESS

418 sightings from 1,453 observations

Where to see cheetah in Africa

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

91% SUCCESS

1,590 sightings from 1,750 observations

Where to see elephant in Africa

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

644 sightings from 924 observations

Where to see oryx in Africa

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

83% SUCCESS

1,523 sightings from 1,833 observations

Where to see giraffe in Africa

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

1,168 sightings from 1,310 observations

Where to see hippo in Africa

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

50% SUCCESS

903 sightings from 1,799 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Africa

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

Parahyaena brunnea

This largely solitary scavenger is one of the more elusive and little-known of Africa’s carnivores. Shaggier than its spotted cousin, it occurs only in the arid southwest of the continent.

16% SUCCESS

112 sightings from 711 observations

Where to see brown hyena in Africa

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

45% SUCCESS

840 sightings from 1,873 observations

Where to see leopard in Africa

Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,314 sightings from 1,646 observations

Where to see lion in Africa

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

261 sightings from 899 observations

Where to see black rhino in Africa

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

43% SUCCESS

218 sightings from 508 observations

Where to see white rhino in Africa

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

375 sightings from 1,214 observations

Where to see wild dog in Africa

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

63% SUCCESS

1,058 sightings from 1,668 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Africa

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

27 sightings from 1,487 observations

Where to see pangolin in Africa

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

3% SUCCESS

43 sightings from 1,572 observations

Where to see aardvark in Africa

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

45% SUCCESS

613 sightings from 1,362 observations

Where to see eland in Africa

Meerkat

Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

These highly sociable little mammals have an endearing appearance and comical antics. Found in the drier areas of Southern Africa, close encounters are a sought-after experience.

20% SUCCESS

38 sightings from 189 observations

Where to see meerkat in Africa

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

1,724 sightings from 2,057 observations

Where to see zebra in Africa

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

24% SUCCESS

228 sightings from 959 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Africa

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

21% SUCCESS

198 sightings from 954 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Africa

Sitatunga

Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

The sitatunga is the most aquatic of Africa’s antelopes and specially adapted to its swampy habitats. Though widespread across Africa, only a handful of places offer reliable sightings.

20% SUCCESS

25 sightings from 122 observations

Where to see sitatunga in Africa

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