Dreaming of a Chobe River honeymoon? The ultimate romantic getaway awaits on the tranquil waters of southern Africa’s Chobe River. With nothing but the call of the birds and wildlife, breath-taking sunsets and bucket list experiences, our river safaris infuse the essence of ‘exhilaration’ into ‘safari’
If you’re planning your honeymoon for this year or next, here are seven sizzling reasons why you’ll want to book your Chobe River honeymoon.
River safaris are the way to go
If you imagine a romantic escape far away from your daily life, and lazy days filled with unforgettable adventures, then a southern African safari will tick all the boxes.
Not keen to get up at the crack of dawn to jump in a game vehicle? If you want all the perks of the safari experience but with less of the ‘dust’ and more of the ‘glamour,’ then a river safari is for you.
Onboard our infinitely comfortable houseboats, you’ll revel in all the joys of a traditional safari but with much less hassle. Here, the wildlife comes to you. So, whether you’re hopping on a tender boat for your mid-afternoon wildlife viewing or enjoying your morning cup of coffee on your private balcony on the houseboat itself, you can enjoy easy wildlife viewing and birdwatching 24/7.
Away from it all
The Chobe River offers the perfect get-away-from-it-all location. Our favourite river forms a natural border between Namibia and Botswana and offers romance, unfiltered. Think epic river views, wildlife, the call of birds and the rich scent of Africa: raw, wild and spectacularly romantic. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination – a backdrop to making memories that last a lifetime.
The Chobe River region is one of the most remote locations on the planet. You simply couldn’t get any further away from the hustle and bustle.
The Chobe River region comprises a vast protected area. The Chobe National Park is Botswana’s third-largest national park, renowned for its exceptional biodiversity. It’s frequently rated as one of the top game-viewing parks in Southern Africa.
The Zambezi Queen houseboat cruises up to 25 km of the river (the Chobe Princess houseboats can navigate up to 50 km) and allow you to savour unrivalled wildlife sightings as the animals cross the river right in front of you or come to drink at its edge. You’ll marvel at the +50 000 elephants and the abundance of wildlife that call this region home. The birdlife here is also prolific, with over 450 rare and diverse species gracing the skies (birdwatchers can tick a lifer off their list).
Room with a view
Where else in the world can you game-watch from your supremely comfortable king-size bed? Our flagship Zambezi Queen has just enjoyed a luxurious makeover and is more stylish than ever.
Each of the 14 suites on the Zambezi Queen features stunning interiors, air-conditioning and spectacular panoramic views with your own private balcony. Every suite boasts full-length sliding shutters – perfect for those sneaky afternoon naps. For added comfort, choose one of our four Luxury Suites at the bow of the boat – they have two balconies each!
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One of the Chobe Princess houseboats is the more intimate option, with only a few guests onboard. Both the superior cabins and normal cabins have huge windows, so you can appreciate those ever-changing river views from your bed. Book a superior cabin if you’d like a private balcony.
The world’s best sunsets
We have no award to back this up, but you can trust us. Nothing quite beats a Chobe River sunset. With a sundowner in hand (perhaps a G&T or our signature cocktail on the Zambezi Queen?), reclining in the hot tub on the top deck or cosied up on a comfortable lounger, you’ll never forget watching the sun dip ever-so-slowly into the still water in the showiest display of gold, orange, yellow and pink.
While it’ll be difficult to tear yourself away from your luxe suite and wonderful sightings on board (such as elephants swimming across the river right in front of you), there are plenty of other adventures waiting to be had.
Add on a land-based safari game drive or guided walk (enquire before booking) or enjoy fishing (try your hand at catching a tiger fish!), cultural visits to a local village, photographic safaris on our specially designed boat and more.
A 2-for-1 safari
How about making it a 2-for-1 honeymoon? Chobe is the gateway to the waterways of the epic Okavango Delta and the famous Victoria Falls. If you’ve made the journey to southern Africa, it makes sense to make the most of your time in the region.
Botswana’s Chobe National Park links up with the Okavango Delta and is easily combinable on one of our combination packages. Plus, the UNESCO World Heritage site, Victoria Falls, is just a 90-minute drive away and makes for another popular add-on to your Chobe River safari. International visitors also love exploring further afield, such as South Africa’s Kruger National Park and surrounds.
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Whichever houseboat or itinerary you choose, you’re guaranteed an epic honeymoon adventure with us. Our hassle-free all-inclusive packages come with many guarantees – incredible wildlife sightings, romantic African skies, homegrown hospitality and memories you will talk about for many years to come.
Contact us today to experience your Chobe River honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Chobe. View our special offers here.
Prefer to have a land based intimate Chobe River Honeymoon? Visit Ichingo Chobe River Lodge