Wild Romance

Travelling on safari as a couple is a great excuse to indulge in a few extra comforts, whether it's a private butler, surprise bush brunches, or your own plunge pool to while away siesta time in privacy.

Because Botswana is all about smaller camps with fewer guests where the managers know your name, what your favourite drink is and when to surprise you with a champagne bubble bath, you can be sure the romantic details are in the hands of experts. From helicopter flips over the Okavango Delta with a glass of bubbly in hand to a private sunset on a Mozambican beach after time in the bush, we know the magic tricks to pull to add some serious sparkle to your safari.

We've pulled together a few suggestions that really amp-up the romance. We can recreate any of these ideas on different levels of budget to kit you out with the perfect escape.

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Your safari could look something like this:

why we love it Why We Love It

This itinerary oozes romance. Start your honeymoon in style at the luxurious Elephant Camp, enjoying personal service and a plunge pool with a view. Cross into Botswana for some classic Chobe River game viewing before heading down to the Okavango Delta. Both Shinde and Kanana in the Delta provide stunning landscapes and great game viewing topped off with romantic touches from private bush dinners to surprise bottles of bubbly. We have added the perfect finale, a few days to explore the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town to hit the upscale restaurants, boutiques and art galleries, check out the view from Table Mountain and visit some of the famous vineyards in the Cape Winelands.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights near Victoria Falls gazing towards Batoka gorge at The Elephant Camp - Zimbabwe
Meet the Wild Horizons elephants and further optional activities

2 nights inside Chobe National Park on the river at Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe game drives and river cruises

2 nights following the big game in the Private Concession of Shinde
Day and night game drives, guided walks, traditional mokoros, motorboating

2 nights nestled in an idyllic Okavango Delta location at Kanana Camp
Day and night game drives, guided walks, traditional mokoros, motorboating

4 nights enjoying the colour and ocean-side culture of Cape Town at the Cape Cadogan
Explore the Cape on optional activities

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Map of the Classic Selection Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Meander the water ways by motorboat and visit Kanana's private heronry during the breeding season
  • Add a helicopter transfer between the delta camps, including a stop on a remote island for a glass of champagne en route
  • Journey through rolling vineyards on the Franschhoek ‘Wine Tram’ in the Cape Winelands, hopping on and off at your leisure

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $6070.00
Mid Season USD $7610.00
High Season USD $9340.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"Kanana definitely had the best accommodations of our trip. Service was excellent as well… Food was also very good. We loved our private dinner on the deck on our last night. That was a great touch. We also really liked the songs that they performed. The wildlife viewing here was also very good. Our guide (Lucas) was good and very engaging. The mokoro was terrific. That was also a real highlight of the trip for us."

why we love it Why We Love It

Escape from it all! Take it slow and easy on this safari, starting with a few days to unwind in the Zambezi National Park before some serious game viewing and adventure in Botswana. You fly down to the Kwara private reserve which offers year-round water activities and some of the best wild dog, leopard and cheetah sightings in the delta. Top it all off with star-filled skies over the endless white salt pans in the Makgadikgadi.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights enjoying the luxury of your private suite at Old Drift Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Game drives and boating on the Zambezi, Tour of Victoria Falls

3 nights following the big game and marvelling at the beauty of the Okavango at Kwara
Game drives, guided walks, traditional mokoro and boating

3 nights of desert decadence on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans at San Camp
Quad biking on the pans, San cultural excursion, meerkat visit

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Map of the Botswana Escape Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • If you don’t have a special camera, ask us about the option of hiring one to use on your safari to make the most of your experience
  • Add a second safari camp in the Okavango or Linyanti to increase your game viewing opportunities
  • Upgrade from San Camp to the magnificently rebuilt Jack’s Camp in the Makgadikgadi for a real spoil

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $6220.00
Mid Season USD $10830.00
High Season USD $12450.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"I LOVE the new Kwara and think that they have done a great job with the design and décor. It has the Kwando feel but is certainly a level above their other camps."

"The activities were very enjoyable, particularly the boat cruise as I had not been able to do water activities at any other camps. Game drives were great and we saw 2 leopards communicating over a kill and my long-awaited honey badger!"

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There are no compromises on quality during this combination of thrilling safari action and idyllic island relaxation. Cuddle up in your ‘tree-house’ at Sussi & Chuma before heading across into Botswana’s famous wildlife haven, the Chobe River, for game viewing by boat and safari vehicle. Escape to the more remote tented Stanley’s Camp in the Okavango Delta before five days of seaside bliss at the Anantara Bazaruto Island resort in Mozambique.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights overlooking the Zambezi in Victoria Falls Sussi & Chuma - Zambia
Victoria Falls tour, game drive and Zambezi cruise

2 nights of indulgence and game viewing in Chobe at Chobe Chilwero
Game drives and boat cruises

3 nights 'glamping' in the Okavango Delta at Stanley’s Camp
Day and night game drives, guided walks, mokoro (seasonal) and optional elephant interaction

1 night on an overnight connection in Johannesburg at African Rock Hotel

5 nights in paradise at Anantara Bazaruto in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Wide range of activities from snorkelling to remote island picnics

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12 nights Jewels of Africa Map

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Take a daring dip in ‘Devil’s Pool’ during low water months during your stay at Livingstone
  • Indulge in a bush brunch with the elephants at Stanley’s Camp
  • Upgrade in the Okavango Delta to Baines’ Camp for a little more romantic luxury or totally splurge and add Chief’s Camp to add to your Botswana experience
  • Book a scuba dive at Bazaruto in search manta rays and whale sharks

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $5890.00
Mid Season USD $6980.00
High Season USD $9110.00

Special offers apply to honeymooners and early bookings at Anantara, please discuss options with your consultant

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This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"The elephant interaction at Stanley’s was a lot of fun and I am glad we did it. We all enjoyed it and truly appreciate the gesture Doug and Sandy are driving. We would recommend it to others. The Delta is beautiful and the Mokoro ride was very calming. That was the best view of the Delta in our opinion."

why we love it Why We Love It

This safari sets a new level of expectation for decadence in the bush. Fantastic guiding and unbeatable wildlife areas are the draw-cards. King’s Pool in the Linyanti offers exhilarating predator action as well as staggering elephant populations in the mid-year dry season. Continue to the wildly lavish Jao Camp, offering a new level of luxury in Botswana complete with private plunge pools. End on a high at Mombo, Botswana’s most famous wildlife concession.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights enjoying the creativity and quirky charm of Livingstone's Tongabezi - Zambia
Range of included activities from boating on the Zambezi to a Victoria Falls tour

3 nights in elephant country at the Linyanti’s King’s Pool
Day and night game drives, guided walks and seasonal barge cruise

2 nights enjoying the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta at the luxurious Jao Camp
Boating, mokoro excursions, day and night game drives plus guided walks

3 nights of wildlife indulgence at Mombo on Chief’s Island, Moremi Game Reserve
Game drives on Chief’s Island

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Map of the Premier Collection

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Upgrade to the Dog House or Nut House at Tongabezi for something really special
  • Try out the new premier-level Duma Tau lodge instead of King’s Pool in the Linyanti
  • Book private game drives at the camps for some quality one on one game viewing with your guide
  • We've included a helicopter transfer from Jao to Mombo, but suggest you add a champagne stop at a palm island en route
  • Add some feel-good factor and sponsor a child or make a donation to Tujatane Trust School through Tongabezi

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $14550.00
Mid Season USD $17350.00
High Season USD $27440.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"I will say that the premium camps are way over the top of any expectation I had - the ultimate luxury experience. Wow. My wife felt so taken care of by the staff she had to help with dinner one night."

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