Tailor Made Luxury Safaris, Honeymoons and Holidays in Botswana
Safari Holidays and Honeymoon Safaris
Botswana is a beautiful unspoilt country and is a luxury tailor made safari and honeymoon safari wildlife paradise, where you can expect to see wonderful game. It is twice the size of Great Britain and contains the Okavango Delta, described as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To the south lies the Kalahari Desert, flanked by the Makgadikgadi Pans, remnants of an ancient dried lake, and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. In the North and East are the Linyanti, Savuti and the Chobe National Park. All offer excellent options luxury safari options.
Botswana luxury tailor made safaris can include: Honeymoon safari holidays, Botswana Elephant-back safaris, Botswana horse riding safaris, Botswana guided walking safaris, Botswana Mekoro punt safaris, Botswana canoe and walking safaris, Botswana balloon safaris, Botswana river safaris, Okavango Delta luxury safaris, Botswana luxury lodge safaris, Botswana private mobile camping safaris, Botswana luxury tented safaris and Botswana private guided luxury safaris.
MAP of BOTSWANA
A geographical anomaly, the Okavango Delta, which normally floods from May to July, is a haven for game, birds, fish and plants. There is an excellent choice of luxury safari lodges and luxury safari camps (see Hotel Directory) situated amongst the maze of watercourses and islands many of which are eminetly suitabkle for a honeymoon safari. The landscape offers both 'wet camps' - those with permanent water, such as Kings Pool, Sandibe and Xigera, and 'dry camps' - those with water only during the floods, such as Duba Plains, Chitabe and Macatoo Camp. You can explore the area on foot safaris, horseback safaris or even on elephants safaris at Abu's Camp. In the permanent Delta, mokoros safaris - simple dug out canoes - are ideal for spotting the abundant bird life and rare delta game.
The Linyanti swamps and the Chobe National Park in the north are also rich in game and well served by good private safari lodges such as Kwando, Selinda and Muchenje all of which are also excellent for honeymoon safaris. The Chobe has one of the largest elephant herds in Africa providing some unforgettable sights whilst on a safari holioday as they gather around the water holes or swim across the river using their trunks as snorkels.
In the Makgadikgadi Pans, a vast flat and ancient land, you can see thousands of antelope migrating in April/May after the summer rains. This wilderness area is interspersed by granite outcrops colonized by ancient Baobab trees shimmering in the heat mirage and is a very romatic location for a homneymoon safari. Whilst not a primary game safari destination, there is still much archaeological and historical evidence to be found on the surface. 'Take nothing and leave nothing but your footprints'. Here, at Jack's and San Camps, the plains can be explored on a quad bike safari in the dry season. You also can sleep under the stars in brass beds.
It is best to fly around Botswana although the roads are adequate. A 4 x 4 vehicle is recommended for most routes or if you are planning a self-drive safari. Fully equipped self-drive safaris are available and make excellent holidays for the more adventurous.
SUMMER - November to February - Hot with tropical rains.
WINTER - March to October - Warm with sunny days and mild/cold nights.
The best time to visit Botswana is from April to October when the days are sunny and cool to warm (25 degrees Celsius) with fresh evenings. This is also the best time for game viewing as the light is cleart and the grasses are low. In the Okavango Delta, the floods are normally between May and July and this is a spectacular time to be about on safari.
Temperatures begin to climb mid to late September. The rainy season begins in late October or November, peaks in December and January, and ends in March. During the summer months (October to February) the temperatures can rise to 40 degrees Celsius and drop to 25 degrees Celsius in the evening. In the winter maximum day time temperatures average up to 26 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperatures at might can be as low as zero but all the camps have heaters and hot waterbottles and its 26deg again by breakfast.
The following are some of the areas that can be combined.
The Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans and Victoria Falls.
Namibia, the Okavango Delta and Victoria Fails.
Walking and riding safaris in the Delta, and a canoe safaris in Zimbabwe.
Cape Town and the Okavango.
Honeymoon safari holidays
As you can see there are many options and various important criteria to consider such at game distributions, flood, wet or dry, camp or lodge, season and climate so it realy is best to check with us first when planning. We will make some suitable suggestions so that you get the very best from what Botswana has to offer. We are always delghted to talk to you or please email us as below.