The Top 4 Romantic Getaways in 2023

Ignite your love on an intimate romantic safari in Africa.

Close your eyes and picture you and your better half on holiday. What is the first image that comes to mind? A kiss in front of the Eiffel tower, a paradisal villa in the Maldives or an evening gondola excursion in an Italian canal?

Instead of following the flocks to the most Instagrammed destinations, sit back and imagine yourself in a secluded luxury lodge quietly navigating the waterways of the delta by mokoro, eating breakfast on an electric boat as herds of Africa’s iconic elephants cross the Chobe river or take to the skies in a helicopter and land on an island in the middle of the Delta to enjoy a private lunch for two.

Botswana is home to Africa’s best honeymoon destinations, a place that will pleasantly surprise couples in love, with some of the most iconic and beautiful landscapes from vast sandy deserts to deltas overflowing with wildlife.

Here are 4 of the most Romantic Safari Lodges in Botswana to travel to in 2023, and what’s even better is you can turn it into a 10-night Romantic itinerary.

Chobe National Park – Chobe Game Lodge (Day 1-4)

Your first destination, Chobe National Park is the elephant capital of the world. This park is the oldest and most diverse park in Botswana and Chobe Game Lodge is the only lodge situated inside the 11,700 km² expanse of the park.

Chobe Game Lodge is a short game drive from Kasane Airport. Here you’ll discover each other again with a luxurious suite complete with a private plunge pool with views of the Chobe river. Together you’ll also discover Africa, its beautiful lands and wildlife on a silent game drive or a silent sunrise cruise on a private electric boat instead of a commercial cruise liner, a winning way to start your holiday romance. As the sun’s reflections shift over the river each of your senses will be spoiled, watching as Africa’s giants cross the iconic Chobe river, listening to the birdsong and tasting a freshly cooked breakfast for two.

Moremi Game Reserve – Camp Moremi (Day 4-7)

Your next stop is reached by a short scenic air transfer over the Okavango Delta from Kasane to Moremi Game Reserve. Home to the most endangered species of large mammals in Botswana including cheetahs, wild dogs and lions.

You can enjoy a candlelit dinner for two anywhere in the world, but here, you’ll be dining in the wilderness amongst Africa’s greatest giants under Botswana’s starlit sky.

Here you’ll spend days exploring our charming wilderness by vehicle or boat. Moremi’s luxury tents have incredible private views over the delta. Nature sets the scene as the sun descends, the light shines through the trees and beautiful rays dance on your deck until the light disappears from the horizon.

Okavango Delta – Camp Okavango (Day 7-9)

A mokoro trip for two in the winding maze of the world’s largest inland delta is guaranteed to be more exclusive, romantic and peaceful than a gondola in the canals of Venice. Paired with guided walking safaris and traversing the winding waterways by boat, there are ample opportunities to add more flame to your already-firing romance.

Camp Okavango is situated on the private Nxaragha Island, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This hidden treasure was born for lovers, a place to discover each other while unearthing one of Africa’s world heritage sites.

Here is a little extra love added to your stay – this package includes a 60-minute helicopter scenic flight including a champagne sundowner on a remote island in the middle of the Okavango Delta.

If you get lucky, you might even enjoy a night for two on our sleep-out deck. (Based on availability at the time of booking)

Leroo La Tau (Day 9-11)

Last but absolutely not least is home to an abundance of black and white stripes. The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park hosts the second largest mammal migration in the world as herds of Zebra move across the plains triggered by rain in the salt pans.

Leroo La Tau is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Boteti River which forms the western edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and is one of the only permanent water sources for the 30,000 thirsty Zebra. Our guests are hypnotized by the magnificent 180-degree views of the park and the constant flow of wildlife below. Here you’ll find more peace and fulfilment than any couples spa retreat.

As a final farewell gift from us to you, you will enjoy a traditional Setswana blessing with the staff at Leroo La Tau and members of the Khumaga community.

If you add an extra night to your itinerary you’ll enjoy a salt pan sleep out. Many couples searching for the next best romantic holiday opt for visiting the Northern Lights, but a moonlit sleep-out on the Makgadikgadi Pans is just as magical. (Subject to availability and validity dates)

Your romantic Safari holiday in Botswana is ready and waiting for you, all you have to do is book.