Luxury honeymoons in Botswana

Our favourite experiences and hotels for a luxury honeymoon in Botswana

A safari destination that packs an elephantine punch, Botswana is home to rich wildlife and some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Whether you are soaring over the Victoria Falls in the North or paddle-boarding your way through the labyrinthine networks of the Okavango Delta, this spectacular country is constantly redefining African discovery.

Yes, the wildlife is abundant and thrilling especially with the Big Five present here, but in a country dominated by sweeping landscapes and the mighty Kalahari Desert, this is not a place for your everyday safari adventure. Instead, swap 4×4 game drives for quad bikes across expansive plains, motor boats for traditional canoes, helicopters for hot air balloons an canvas tents for luxury lodges. You get the idea.

Read on to find out our favourite hotels and experiences in Botswana, or browse all our other top honeymoon destinations here.

Walking with elephants in Botswana

Luxury honeymoon experiences in Botswana

Walking with elephants

What better way to be introduced to the wilderness of Botswana’s wide open plains than walking with elephants across their natural habitat.

Seeing these magnificent animals from a distance is one thing, but being invited to take a walk alongside three orphaned African elephants as they meander through their natural habitat, foraging for food and washing in the lagoon before is something you’ll never forget. And after, you’ll take a seat for a late morning bush brunch . Don’t worry – the elephants will be full up by now, (maybe).

A hot air balloon journey over the Okavango Delta

From looking the wild in the eye, to soaring above it, take a hot air balloon up over the Okavango Delta where forks of blue and green sprawl out beneath you in a region inaccessible by any other means. Top it off with a champagne breakfast on the ground and your luxury honeymoon in Botswana has ticked a box we think any trip here should.

Travel back in time down the Selinda Canoe trail

Africa has in past decades been known as the cradle of civilisation. There are certain experiences in every trip to Africa you find yourself in a moment that takes you back what could be thousands of years. Gliding silently along the Boro River on a traditional Mokoro Canoe is, without doubt, one of those moments. And what’s more, we’ve created this unique itinerary to take you on a journey down the Selinda Canoe Trail, meandering through the Okavango Delta, Zibidianja Lagoon and Selinda Reserve.

Exploring the Okavango Delta by helicopter
Canoe trip in Botswana

Luxury camps in Botswana

Stay on the Okavango Delta at Sandibe Camp

Inspired by the nests of the weaver birds that surround the property, Sandibe Camp is a whole new breed of luxury safari lodge. All striking design and private plunge pools, you can forget canvas walls and limited plumbing – for you won’t find any of that here. If you’re looking for a way to do a safari in luxury, Sandibe is it. But just because it’s luxurious, doesn’t mean it compromises on wildlife, with the game viewing here being some of the best the Delta has to offer.

Stay at Sandibe Camp on the Okavango Delta

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp on the Okavango Delta

Floating above the waters of the Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp embodies the true spirit of the explorer with nature and wildlife taking centre stage. Whether out on a game drive, floating by in a traditional mokoro canoe or sleeping beneath the stars in a beautiful canopied bed, the wilds of Africa are never far away.

Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

The magic of Jack’s Camp comes from its location. Set within the Pans of Makgadikgadi, formed several thousands of years ago by one of the world’s super lakes, it’s simply spell-binding. Witness clouds of flamingos during the green season and salt pans teeming with meerkats in the dry. Enjoy a romantic and utterly secluded dinner on the Pans as newly-weds. 50 years ago, it captured Jack’s heart and we’re pretty sure it’s going to steal yours too.

Stay at Sanctuary Baines' in Botswana
A luxury private dinner at Jack's Camp, Botswana

Searching for the perfect honeymoon destination?

Whether you’re looking for a luxury honeymoon to Botswana, or you have your eyes set on island paradise in Indonesia, we’ve got you covered. Check out all our honeymoon destinations and speak with us to get planning your special trip.