As well as being a premier safari destination, Botswana is characterised by offering some of the most diverse and unique experiences. Here we give our rundown of the eight most exciting activities to do around Botswana to really make the most of your time here…
Widely-regarded as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, Botswana is a wildlife enthusiasts’ haven offering some of the best game viewing on the Continent. One of the key aspects that really sets Botswana apart is the diversity of experience on offer, in large part because of the unique environments that there are to explore, with the <a style="color: #f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/botswana/places/okavango-delta-and-moremi" target="_blank">Okavango Delta</a> being one of the most impressive wildlife habitats in the world which can be explored by a variety of methods – whether on foot, by vehicle or on a boat cruise and the - recently becoming UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site – whilst <a style="color: #f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/botswana/places/makgadikgadi" target="_blank">Makgadikgadi</a> offers a truly unique landscape as the largest salt pan in the world, with game viewing to match.
Our Botswana expert Anton had a unique experience up close and personal with elephants in the Okavango Delta, here he shares his tale of ‘Living with Elephants’.
Botswana has long held the crown of being Africa’s premier safari destination and attracts many with the diversity of safari activities on offer, with traditional mokoro canoes used as well as vehicles for wildlife viewing. Here our Botswana specialist Emma shows why getting out on foot is one of the most exciting ways to experience the Okavango Delta.
The Okavango Delta offers one of most exceptional safari experiences on the continent with a range of activities. Whilst we never fail to be wowed by the Delta no matter what time of year we visit, water levels do have a direct impact on the activities and game viewing experience on offer. The rains and resultant flood vary year-on-year but the below can be used as a rough guide as to what to expect through the seasons.
Botswana’s raw beauty will always be a massive draw for anyone seeking a true wilderness experience in Africa. Well known for its density of game and wildlife and the largest inland delta in the world, Botswana is often at the top of many peoples' list when seeking a safari in Africa yet competitive prices keep Botswana exclusive and untouched.
As arguably the most exciting African country to go on safari, Botswana offers one of the greatest diversities of safari activities with game drives, bush walks, mokoros and motor boats amongst the most popular. Here our Botswana specialist, Annie, makes the case for why exploring the Botswanan bush on horseback should be top of your list.
One of the most elusive animals on the continent, spotting wild dogs is the top of many safari aficionados’ list. Our Botswana expert Anton is no exception – here he recounts his much sought-after experience on his recent trip to Botswana.
Botswana and Mozambique Honeymoon
Okavango Delta, Savuti, Johannesburg & Ilha de Mozambique
Best for: Honeymoon, Safari, Beach
The perfect combination of relaxation, activity and phenomenal game viewing. Take in the abundant Botswana wildlife and the pristine beaches of Mozambique, enjoying snorkelling, kayaking, picnics on the beach and fantastic game drives!
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An incredible honeymoon with lots of wow factor for an amazingly memorable time in Botswana and Mozambique. The Okavango Delta is regarded as one of the prime spots on the planet for game viewing, with exceptional wildlife sightings on offer. Nxabega is a very romantic tented camp in a fantastic setting which allows for both water and land-based activities couple with exciting game viewing. From here you will fly to Savuti in southern Chobe to continue with your wonderful safari experience. After the excitement of your time on safari, the beautiful beaches of Mozambique are the perfect place to relax. White sands and crystal clear waters await and far away from the crowds you can expect off-the-beaten-track barefoot luxury, to end your honeymoon in style.
Days 1 - 4 : Okavango Delta, Botswana
Stay at Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp for 3 nights
On arrival into Maun you will be met and assisted to your light aircraft for a scenic flight into the Okavango Delta. On landing you will be met by your guide and game driven to Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp where you will stay for three nights with all meals, house drinks, park fees and game viewing activities included. Nxabega - meaning place of the giraffe - is a mixed camp offering both dry activities including game drives, night drives and bush walks as well as water-based activities including mokoros safaris and boat cruises, to offer a really well-rounded safari experience. Accommodation is provided in just nine tented rooms making for an intimate, exclusive and very romantic stay. Situated on a wide open channel the camp enjoys spectauclar views over the Delta with wonderful sunsets almost guaranteed. The water in front of the camp attracts an amazing variety of birdlife as well as the huge number of wildlife species with giraffe, elephants and buffalo all seen close to camp as well the endangered wild dog on occasion.
Days 4 - 7 : Savuti, Botswana
Stay at Ghoha Hills Lodge for 3 nights
After a final game drive or boat trip this morning you will be flown from the Delta to Savuti in the south east of Chobe which is famed for its impressive lion prides and bull elephants who roam the territory. You will stay at Ghoha Hills Lodge for three nights with all meals, house drinks, park fees and game viewing activities included. Ghoha Hills has a fabulous hill-side location with wonderful views over the Savuti area of Chobe National Park and accommodation is provided in luxurious tented rooms. Your safari experience will be tailored to you with game drives on offer, with the option to do a full day safari with a romantic picnic on a river bank. This is a game rich area with elephant, lion and leopard all in residence as well as giraffe, cheetah, buffalo and various antelope.
Day 7 - 8 : Johannesburg, South Africa
After a final game drive this morning you will be flown back to Maun in time for your international flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival you will need to clear immigration before being met and privately transferred to African Rock Hotel where you will stay for one night with breakfast included. A luxurious, boutique option, African Rock is the perfect choice for an overnight stay before you fly onto Mozambique tomorrow.
Day 8 - 9 : Johannesburg, South Africa
Days 9 - 14 : Ilha do Mozambique, Mozambique
Stay at Ossimba Beach Lodge for 5 nights
This morning you will be transferred back to Johannesburg airport for your flight to Nampula in northern Mozambique. Upon landing you will need to clear immigration before being met and transferred by road to Ossimba Lodge where you will stay for five nights with all meals, house drinks and selected activities included. Ossimba offers a barefoot luxury experience with accommodation in individual eco villas with wonderful views. Despite its remote location there is plenty to keep you busy at Ossimba Lodge. A day visit to Ilha de Mozambique is an absolute must, whilst an island beach picnic is always a romantic option. There is also the opportunity to go on a sunset sailing trip in a dhow, enjoy beach dinners as well as diving, snorkelling and canoeing. If you prefer a more relaxed pace, lie back and enjoy the setting and take a dip in the lovely pool.
Day 14 - 15 : Ossimba to Nampula Airport
Today you will be transferred to Nampula Airport in time for your international flight home, marking the end of your wonderful honeymoon on safari in Botswana and relaxing on Mozambique's beautiful beaches.
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From $9170 per person
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