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An adventurous safari in the famous Okavango Delta before crashing out in pure luxury on Mozambique’s idyllic beaches.

The Delta and Dunes Honeymoon takes you deep into the heart of Botswana and the world-famous Okavango Delta. It’s then onwards for a special mix of worlds at the gorgeous Santorini Mozambique, enjoy Greek-style white-washed buildings and impeccable service at the vibrant Vilacnulos coast.

You begin this adventure in the Kwara concession of the Delta. You have three nights to explore this wild region from Kwara Camp. One of the larger concessions in the country, consisting of 232,000 hectares, Kwara is both remote and wild, with its fly-in accessibility and minimal camps ensuring exclusivity and seclusion. The massive buffalo and elephant herds pulse with energy, their constant movement kicking up dust. Lions, cheetahs and leopards patrol the open plains or skulk camouflaged in riverine forests. Kwara boasts excellent wild dog sightings.

Once you’ve sufficiently explored this wilderness, you will connect through Maun to Johannesburg, where you will spend the night at a lovely boutique hotel. 

Next, catch your flight direct to Vilanculos in Mozambique, where your driver waits to take you to your final destination. Exotic, sun-baked beaches stretch on forever, the pristine landscape a superb horse-riding destination's "swimming" the horses is a memorable experience for riders of all levels. Turquoise oceans mirror heated azure skies and flow over a rugged shoreline. 

This fantastic combination of safari and beach will offer you new experiences, fantastic wildlife, luxury accommodation, exciting activities and, of course, that adventurous honeymoon getaway.

What's Included:

  • Local English-speaking safari guide
  • All internal flights
  • Entry fees to national parks and reserves
  • Conservation levies
  • Plus game-viewing activities
  • Full board at all accommodation
  • Including drinks (except premium brands)
  • Accommodation as stated in Local English
  • Speaking safari guide

Trip Itinerary

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Days 1 - 3: Okavango Delta

Day 1 – Arrival in Maun and transfer to Kwara

Today you arrive at Maun (MUB) and connect to your light aircraft flight through to Kwara airstrip. Enjoy this flight as you head down low across the stunning Okavango Delta landscape beneath you. On arrival, you will be met and transferred through the Kwara concession, the last short distance to Kwara Camp.

Kwara Camp overlooks a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, its unobtrusive structure blending into the surrounding beauty of this exclusive concession. Nestled under towering trees, Kwara’s location is convenient to expansive dry grasslands, as well as permanent waterways, and this translates as year-round water and land activities. Intimate and unassuming, the camp offers a luxury and romantic experience in a sublime wildlife area.

Canvas and wood tents are built on raised platforms and enjoy superb views over the lagoon. Enjoy day and night game drives through the reserve, and boating and mokoro trips in search of the Delta’s wild inhabitants. At the end of a busy day, socialise around a campfire, the sounds of the bush an accompaniment to shared experiences.

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Day 2 & 3 – On safari in Kwando concession

You have two full days to enjoy your intrepid safari in the Kwando concession.

As the African sun takes its toll on the land, drying up the water sources, the riverfront becomes a thrilling hub of activity, the waterways of the Okavango Delta drawing the inhabitants with its promise of sustenance. During the cooler months (May to October), the elephant herds are more noticeable in the drier terrain. In summer, the scenery comes alive with birdlime, bright colours and myriad calls providing enthusiastic birders with plenty to keep them occupied.

As old as time, the seasonal flood from the Angola Highlands has formed the heartbeat of Botswana. Seeping along the panhandle and into the largest inland delta system in the world, the water creates a uniquely beautiful National Heritage Site, the incoming tide of life bringing with it birth, transformation and replenishment. These ancient, cyclical changes provide an exceptional safari experience, and the area supports vast herds of elephant, buffalo and hippo, as well as numerous antelope, giraffe, zebra and the ever-present predators.

A mokoro trip is a fantastic way to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta. In the company of a professional poler with vast experience in the Delta, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife.

Your stay is inclusive of all activities; game drives, mokoro trips, boat cruises, seasonal fishing and walking safaris. You can head off-road and even on night game drives, which gives you the best chance of seeing predators.

Day 4: Johannesburg

Day 4 – Fly to Johannesburg

You leave this watery wonderland behind today. Connect through Maun and return to Johannesburg. Here you are met and enjoy a private transfer to the gorgeous boutique hotel, The Peech.

The Peech is an eco-chic boutique hotel situated in Johannesburg’s upmarket suburb of Melrose, located within a beautiful garden setting. 

Contemporary décor, clean lines and modern art combine in a chic style, and the spacious interiors are equipped for comfort. The colours are muted and consist of tones of grey and white with oak flooring. Luxury rooms have a designer steel screen separating the dressing area from the bedroom, and stackable glass doors open onto a balcony or patio.

You can dine at either the laid-back but chic Garden restaurant or the brilliant Basalt restaurant, which is open to the public. The hotel offers gym access to the local fitness centre, or guests can cool off in one of the two outdoor pools on hot summer days.

This is the ideal location to relax and enjoy a small slice of Johannesburg before continuing on your honeymoon adventure.

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Days 5-9: Vilanculos

Day 5 – Fly to Vilanculos

Today you’re driven back to the airport to catch your scheduled direct flight through to Vilanculos.

This begins the final stage of your honeymoon. Catch your shared transfer through to Santorini, Mozambique, where you'll stay in a luxury suite to end your honeymoon in style.

This stunning seaside Greek-villa-style property, 20 minutes north of Vilanculos, boasts unparalleled views of seas and pristine shores from its elevated position. Lush coastal vegetation provides a sense of privacy and a colour contrast to ocean blues and white sands.

An elegant ambience flows throughout communal and private living spaces, and a range of light, fresh accommodation is available. The main area’s large double doors open out to a pool and al fresco dining space. Upstairs salas boast exquisite sea vistas where guests can take advantage of gentle breezes. Superb meals may be shared in a social environment, or in idyllic, more personal settings.

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Day 6 - 8 – Explore Vilanculos

You have three full days to soak up this incredible beach destination.

Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the Bazaruto Archipelago is a much-coveted travel destination in Mozambique. It is known for its white sandy beaches, glistening turquoise waters and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

As one of the largest marine reserves in the Indian Ocean, the archipelago supports over 2000 species of fish, as well as dolphins, whales, turtles and sharks. It also holds the largest population of Dugong in Mozambique.

Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and beach volleyball are all included in your stay, for you to enjoy at your leisure. If you feel like getting out, head on a guided tour of Vilanculos to explore the shops, bars, local markets and Machilla Magic Arts & Craft Centre, a private snorkelling trip with picnic lunch to Magaruque Island.

This area offers fantastic diving, snorkelling, horse riding, fishing and beach exploration for anyone looking to get busy. Or soak up your gorgeous accommodation, lie by the pool, and enjoy a cocktail and this laid-back luxury.

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Day 9 – Return to Vilanculos for flights home

It is time to say farewell this morning as you check out of Santorini. You return to Vilanculos Airport to catch your international flights home, bringing your amazing honeymoon to an end.

You have explored the bush by foot, in a car and on a mokoro, all whilst spotting some incredible wildlife. You lay on the beach, soaked up the sun and sailed out on that sunset dhow as you watched the sunset, all whilst staying in gorgeous luxury accommodation.

After nine days of exploration, we are sure you will be hooked on safari and the African continent! This little slice of heaven is just an introduction to so much more – where will you go next?

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Why Wayfairer

Wayfairer is committed to responsible values, which are echoed in all elements of our tours and holidays. We work with accommodation providers and local suppliers who share this dedication to responsible travel by focusing on environmental, conservation and community initiatives.

This Botswana & Mozambique Honeymoon holiday has eco-friendly accommodations, such as The Peech, which is committed to minimising its impact on the environment while maximising its community reach. They follow a responsible tourism policy that focuses on recycling, energy conservation and community support. On-site, there is a water bottling facility to eliminate waste, and a Bokashi wet waste facility, with food and organic waste returning to the garden.

The Peech and Kwara Camp (also featured) are likewise committed to supporting local communities. The Peech prioritises paying fair wages, as well as supporting Pack for a Purpose and Little Eden community projects. Kwara Camp, on the other hand, offers employment opportunities within their local communities and is a well-established citizen-owned safari company.

We likewise encourage you to get to know the culture of the destination you’re visiting by making trips to local villages and buying authentic souvenirs to provide income for those communities. We believe all of this reinforces the importance of responsible tourism and means that you will have a more authentic and meaningful travel experience.

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