A Spot of Romance

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PRICE FROM:

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DURATION:

6 nights / 7 days

DEPARTURE:

01 July - 15 Oct

GROUP SIZE:

2 people /

PRICE FROM:

Enquire with reservations

DURATION:

6 nights / 7 days

DEPARTURE:

01 July - 15 Oct

GROUP SIZE:

2 people /

Think game drives across wildlife-dotted plains, mokoro safaris down gin-clear waterways, and a sense of adventure as seen in storybooks. If that sounds like your sort of thing, then read on for the ultimate honeymoon adventure.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Experience a night at Sky Suite, the perfect secluded hideaway where you'll get to enjoy a romantic dinner for two and then sleep-out on a raised deck under the canopy of a billion stars... not another soul in sight!
  • Take some time out from activities and chill out by the swimming pool at Tuludi or head to the yoga pavilion at San for a practise with a difference!
  • Enjoy traditional game drives alongside mokoro trips and walking safaris in the Khwai Private Game Reserve.
  • Marvel at the lunar-like scenery of the Makgadikgadi and revel in the peace and serenity of the mysterious landscapes.

This itinerary is fully customizable. To change this itinerary, please enquire with us.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages
  • All light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun
  • All light aircraft and road transfers between camps
  • Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT.

Exclusions: Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive travel insurance.

IT MUST BE LOVE...

Botswana is undeniably romantic. Think game drives across wildlife-dotted plains, mokoro safaris down gin-clear waterways, and a sense of adventure that can only come from being so close to the animals you see in storybooks. If that sounds like your sort of thing, then read on for the ultimate honeymoon adventure, Natural Selection-style…

First of all, we’ll whisk you off to Khwai Private Reserve, a land of magical forests, clear channels and emerald-green plains, and Tuludi, our elegant camp and Tuludi Sky Suite, a romantic sleepout under the stars… this is the kind of safari that comes straight out of a romance novel… just made for two.

Next, it’s time to visit the shimmering salt pans of the Makgadikgadi where you’ll discover the otherwordly landscapes alongside expert Bushmen trackers, chill out with the resident meerkats and fall asleep under the billowing white canvas of the tents at San Camp. Magic.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Tuludi, Khwai Private Reserve

Today, you’ll fly from Maun to our private airstrip in Khwai Private Reserve and arrive at Tuludi in time for an afternoon game drive, sundowners and all.

Located in the heart of the Khwai Private Reserve in a landscape fit for a fairy-tale. Sleep in a tree-house style room shaded by the boughs of cool leadwood trees where the sophisticated interiors mix the contemporary with the traditional.

It’s an exclusive oasis that you’ll be delighted to return to after a day exploring the extraordinary ecosystem. The floodplains around Tuludi aren’t simply beautiful, they are also the perfect location for enormous herds of elephant and buffalo. There’s no shortage of zebra, giraffe, antelope and other plains game. Spend your afternoon lounging in your private plunge pool, surrounded by the beauty of this extraordinary wilderness.

Days 2: Tuludi, Khwai Private Reserve

These days are yours to explore the magical reserve as you wish, on a mokoro, game drives or walking safari. With a 200,000-hectare area of pristine wilderness to play around it, this is one of the most beautifully iconic landscapes in Botswana. Mopane clusters jostle for space with riverine forest, pretty waterholes dot the floodplains, and waterways wind their way across the landscape from the Khwai River. Bursting with all the signature wildlife, Khwai Private Reserve has an excellent reputation for hiding the rarer species of the animal kingdom, including wild dogs, serval cats and honey badgers.

Your evening will be spent enjoying a private fine dining experience, either in the privacy of your tented room, or in a secluded setting near the dining area, lounge and firepit. Whatever tickles your fancy, tonight… romance is in the air.

Day 3: Tuludi Sky Suite, Khwai Private Reserve

Spend your last night at our newly opened Sky Suite, the perfect, secluded hideaway. It really doesn’t get more romantic than this. Sky Suite will leave you totally starstruck! Here you’ll get to sleep on a raised deck under a canopy of a million stars, become one with the Okavango night life and take in the sounds and smells of nature like never before. There’s no elixir on this blessed earth like it.

After a private afternoon game drive, sit on your Sky Suite deck sipping a G&T in-front of a crackling fire, waiting for the nocturnal life to wake up around you. After dinner on the deck retire to the comfort of your king-size bed. Stargaze the night away and embrace all the night life delights surrounding you.

Day 4: Transfer to San Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans

Swap the luscious landscapes of Khwai for the salt-baked earth of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Home for the next few nights is San Camp, an impossibly romantic camp where the magic is in the minimalism.

San Camp is one of the most wonderfully romantic camps on the continent. Nine tents, enveloped by billowing white canvas and flowing linen, look out over the shimmering expanse of salt ahead and each has a perfectly-private veranda from which to enjoy it from. At the main area, cakes and scones are piled high on brass platters, drinks are served in crystal glasses, and the water of the swimming pool sparkles invitingly.

Days 5 & 6: San Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans

If you can tear yourself away from camp, explore the pans on quad bikes, on foot with the Bushmen, on game drives, or even atop a horse! And the swimming pool awaits when you return home…

A living desert and intriguing landscape, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans form a large part of the Kalahari Basin and the shimmering, salt-baked setting is iconic in its beauty and size.

You might think at first glance that not a soul could survive in the bizarre environment of the Makgadikgadi – but spend a few days here and you’ll uncover a myriad of wildlife. f you’re looking to tick a few species off your bird list, then sharpen your pencil for the pan is home to Kori bustards and northern black korhaan, chestnut-backed finch larks and capped wheatears. Meerkats pop up from the desert dust, nomadic elephant wander and Kalahari, black-maned lion can sometimes be found, wandering further afield. One of the icons of the pan is the brown hyena. The third rarest carnivore in Africa, they are animals that are almost impossible to see anywhere else on the continent.

Day 7: Return to Maun for your onward flight

Today, you’ll transfer back to Maun for your onward flight.

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Additional Information

When to Go & What to Pack:

The green season is from January until March; the high season runs from July until October, and the shoulder seasons are from April to June, and November through to January (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Please note that San Camp is only open from April to October, in the dry winter months. It’s at this time that the Makgadikgadi Pans are at their iconic, desert best and activities like quad-biking can be done. If you’d like to travel in the summer season (November to March), please contact us for different accommodation options – both Jack’s Camp and Camp Kalahari are open year-round.

In the cooler, winter months, it’s worth popping a light jacket or warm sweater into your bag – it can get chilly in the evenings! A scarf or a wrap can also come in useful, as can warm shoes and socks. Other than that, your normal safari wardrobe will be fine (and remember your swimming kit if you fancy a dip at either San or Tuludi).

Policies & Access:

Child Policy: Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Please contact reservations for child pricing and policies.

Disabled Access: Please enquire with reservations.

Wifi: Wifi is available at Tuludi, but not at San Camp.

Excluded: Premium brand drinks, gratuities, and fully comprehensive travel insurance.