Prince William famously proposed to Kate Middleton whilst on safari in Kenya so we already know of their love for the great outdoors. Botswana, a great alternative to the usual safari destinations, is a magnificent country brimming with genuine wilderness locations and excellent game viewing. From elephants, to cheetahs, leopards, wildebeest and zebra, Wills and Kate will have lots of new friends to congratulate them on their wedding. Wedged between South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe, Botswana is an emerging luxury safari destination with low visitor numbers and plenty of privacy. Dominated by the Kalahari Desert, the vast spaces of this wild country will surely ignite the couple's sense of adventure. Chobe National Park, otherwise known as 'elephant country,' is a dramatic grassland reserve with several exclusive, luxury lodges perfect for the royal honeymooners. The Okavango Delta also boasts extraordinary accommodation fit for a (future) king. Jao Camp is found on a remote island (accessible by aircraft only) and boasts a ratio of four staff members per guest. The exclusive Baines' Camp overlooks a lagoon just off the Boro River, and is a good starting point for water safaris. Meanwhile, Kings Pool Camp boasts views of Kings Pool Lagoon and the Linyanti River; built on raised teak platforms, it also has its own pub and viewing deck with built in pool.
By Richelle Harrison Plesse