Taking a honeymoon to an exotic destination is the perfect way to begin a lifetime together. Hawaii is gorgeous, the Bahamas are delightful, and Cabo San Lucas is splendid, but nothing compares to the adventure and romance to be had in Botswana, Africa.
With its undeniable beauty, and romantic ambiance, activities, and accommodations, youll think Botswana was made for lovers. From soothing bush baths for two to sparkling champagne beneath the stars, intimate safari retreats to relaxing afternoons on your private veranda, and picnics on the beach to private candle-lit dinners, Botswanas spirit will undoubtedly inspire you to fall in love again.
Weighing the pros and cons of each accommodation in Botswana can be different for each couple depending on what elements they value most for their Botswana honeymoon. Below are some questions to ask yourself that will help you in planning the perfect Botswana honeymoon that fits around your every individual preference:
- What kind of accommodation am I looking for? Specifically, do I want something a little closer to nature or do I want a completely luxurious experience? Because there are a variety of places to stay in Botswanaall differing in ambianceits essential to find accommodations that fit your individual needs, desires, and preferences. Whether youre looking for a more adventurous honeymoon, relaxing honeymoon, or a honeymoon with a little bit of both, Botswana has it all. With an abundance of luxurious and intimate accommodations, and a wide range of more rustic and adventurous camps, Botswana is the ultimate escape for lovers.
Many of the accommodations throughout Botswana are considered camps. This does not mean you will be sleeping in pitched tents. Rather, these camps are comprised of luxurious, canvas pavilions or chalets that allow you to become closer to nature than ever before. These camps are designed specifically to immerse visitors into their natural surroundings and bring them up-close to exotic wildlife indigenous to the area.
- What amenities are essential? If you want to be pampered with spa services on your honeymoon, consider staying at a lodge or camp that features its very own spa with an array of spa services youre looking for. Also, keep in mind that many of the accommodations throughout Botswana offer private balconies and plunge pools as well as en-suite facilities. So, if those amenities are essential for you, than its important to research places throughout Botswana that offer them.
- Do I have specific activities in mind that I would like to take part in? If so, are they covered in the costs during my stay or do they cost an additional fee? Some accommodations throughout Botswana include a variety of safari and game-drive excursions in their costs and some do not. If you would like to stay at a camp or lodge where the cost for these activities are covered in your initial payments, prior to your departure to Botswana, than its important to find accommodations that offer these included activities. Some of the accommodations that do offer included activities also offer additional activities for an extra fee. If you know of an activity or tour you would like to take part in, it is advisable to book a date and time before leaving for Botswana to ensure yourself a preferred spot.
- What kind of dining experience do I want? If you want to experience a different setting for your dinners each night, you may want to consider a camp or lodge that specifically caters to romantic dining experiences. Or, if youre looking for a camp or lodge that offers a dining room setup than you would want to look for one that features its own restaurant.
To give you a better idea for what some of the best camps in Botswana offer, here is a spotlight on two in particularMombo Camp and Kwetsani Camp.
Mombo Camp provides honeymooners with their very own en-suite facilities as well as a private outdoor shower and balcony overlooking a vast floodplain with frequent wildlife visitors. White linen-covered beds, his and hers washbasins, complimentary organic bath salts and lotions, mahogany floors, and soft lighting fixtures are just a few features that are unique to Mombo Camp. In addition to a romantic interior setting, each pavilion has a private veranda, lounge chairs, and a walkway that leads to a private sala that is perfect for napping, observing wildlife, and an intimate dining experience beneath the stars.
Kwetsani Camp, on the other hand, is comprised of five tree-house chalets featuring their very own en-suite facilities, spacious living area, and romantic interior décor. Built from thatch, wood, glass, and canvas, these nature-inspired chalets allow guests to remain immersed in Africas natural world, while experiencing sheer luxury.
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Sandy Salle is CEO and co-owner of Hills of Africa Travel. A native of Zimbabwe, Sandy was born and raised in southern Africa. She believes that the next best thing to living in Africa is sharing it with others.
Hills of Africa Travel specializes in providing customized African safari tours. They offer spectacular adventures with personalized and customized service, guaranteed to provide you with the experience of a lifetime. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter or read more on their blog: Live the Magic of Africa.