A safari and beach holiday to Botswana and Mozambique


Discover the best of both worlds with a safari and beach holiday to Botswana and Mozambique for your once in a lifetime holiday. The below itinerary is just a taster, let us tailor make the perfect honeymoon itinerary just for you.

Visit: Linyanti - Day 1 to 4

A protected wildlife area in northern Botswana, the Linyanti region is paradise for animals. Huge herds of elephants call this area home, they are predominantly found along the permanent water sources in the dry season, as well as lion, hyena, leopard and plenty of zebra. As well as some outstanding game viewing, the region is typified by its varied and incredibly beautiful scenery, from swampy marshlands and lagoons to glittering waterways, open grasslands and green forests.

As one of the more remote regions in Botswana, the Linyanti has just a few outstanding camps and lodges to choose from, so you’re guaranteed an authentic and very special safari experience.

STAY: Linyanti Bush Camp

Sat on the banks of the Linyanti Marsh in a private concession, Linyanti Bush Camp’s Meru-style tents have a real African safari atmosphere. It’s the perfect location to explore the wilderness on day and night game drives, get intimate with its small creatures and vegetation on a walking safari, or float along the waterways on boating and mokoro excursions. Observe the wildlife from a selection of hides or take a helicopter ride for panoramic views of the swamps, woodlands and mixed savanna.

Lion, leopard, African wild dog and hyaena are just a few of the predator attractions, and there are great numbers of elephant, hippo, buffalo and crocodiles. 

DISCOVER: Khwai, Okavango Delta - Day 4 to 7

North of Moremi,  in the north-eastern corner of the Delta, lies the Khwai Private Reserve. The landscape in the north is typified by large swathes of mopane trees whilst the south is an iconic Delta scene of open grasslands, waterholes, shiny floodplains and winding waterways that weave across the greenery. Whilst the channels and lagoons are usually full enough for a mokoro safari in the peak season, it’s the Khwai River – and the accompanying game drives – that really steal the show.

The heart of the reserve, the river flows along the southern boundary drawing animals from far and wide, with African painted dog chasing impala, lion and leopard skulking in the shade, buffalo, zebra, elephant, sable and roan antelope. 

STAY: Khwai Leadwood Camp

A brand new addition to the famous Okavango Delta landscape, Khwai Leadwood captures the spirit of a safari adventure – with plenty of luxury thrown in too. Shaded by trees, the camp sits beside the shimmering Khwai River. Hippo, elephant and lion have been known to wade across the water so keep your eyes peeled as you relax by the pool. The Delta is knows as the adventure capital  and from the break of dawn, the safari begins. From epic game drives to quiet ambles across the terrain this is your chance to answer the call of the wild.

STAY OVER IN: Johannesburg - Day 7 to 8

Johannesburg is Southern Africa’s economic hub and it’s well worth spending a few days in this vibrant city. Spend some time at the Apartheid Museum, where South Africa’s rocky racial past is laid bare, or head out of town to The Cradle of Humankind, where some of the earliest hominid remains have been un-earthed and are on display at the Maropeng Museum. Enjoy some of the busy restaurants of Sandton, or head into the rejuvenating City Centre of Newtown for a melting pot of African cultures.

STAY: The Peech

The Peech is a trendy, boutique hotel in the leafy suburb of Melrose. This owner-run establishment has a contemporary, edgy African style throughout its sixteen rooms and suites sat within serene landscaped grounds. It’s the perfect location if you are keen to experience Melrose’s dynamic vibe, with shopping, fabulous restaurants and bars nearby, and well positioned for exploring the bustling African city. With plenty of luxury, all the mod cons, and an award-winning Bistro restaurant and champagne bar, this is a gem of a retreat.

EXPLORE: Benguerra Island - Day 8 to 12

As the second largest island in Bazaruto, the beautiful Benguerra Island is a tropical gem off the coast of Mozambique which was declared a National Park in 1971. It is home to Africa’s only population of the rare dugong and also has over 140 bird species in the forests, wetlands and freshwater lakes in the interior.

The warm surrounding waters are teeming with fish and stunning corals and there are activities to keep you entertained for days: Sail a traditional Dhow boat, enjoy a dive in the warm, clear water; snorkel, or take part in an epic deep sea fishing adventure.

STAY: &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge

Positioned on the northwest coast of the island of Benguerra and nestled between the trees of an indigenous forest and overlooking the pristine beaches and waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago is this fabulous beach lodge.

The atmosphere is perfectly relaxed and oozes laid-back island vibes.  You can choose to spend your days diving or snorkelling in the protected marine waters, home to tropical fish, turtles, whales, dolphins and Africa’s last remaining dugongs, enjoy fresh seafood on the beach, or cruise the turquoise waters at sunset aboard a dhow.