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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016

What a place, we only had a few days which I think is enough really until you move onto another safari. Loved every moment staff and sightings fantastic, will return . Had problems with moths which was quite funny but did become a nuisance. Showered outside every morning and night I could see th hippos in the distance .

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear tinitina060, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us, we're delighted that you enjoyed your safari with us. What a lovely sighting from your outdoor shower, it is really something to see isn't it! It was our absolute pleasure to host you and looking forward to your return visit. You are...

princeton, nj
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Khwau River Lodge has wonderful energy! This fabulous thatched roof lodge is decorated with classic safari furniture in its open spaces, all overlooking land and marsh where Elephants, Hippos and Impala come to drink. It is just fancy enough- beautifully balancing the romantic notion of safari with current expectations. Great attention is paid to details such as lovely table settings...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mstr0ng, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us and also the review of our Belmond Eagle Island Lodge. We appreciate the time and effort you put in to recognize our staff and to share you experiences with fellow travellers. We have shared your reviews with the staff and have reached...

Savannah, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We began our African adventure at Khwai River Lodge. The staff singing their welcome set the tone for our stay. Our room was spacious and comfortable and included elephants and rhinos munching the shrubs outside at night. The food was plentiful and delicious. Our guide provided excellent input on each of our game drives. We were fortunate to see lions,...

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Dear Judy W, Thank you for taking the time to share the review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that you had such great sightings and service from our staff. It was our pleasure to host you and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. You are...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 December 2015

What a fantastic two days I have had here. Waking up the sounds and views of hippos and elephants, then going for a early morning drive and saw lots of animals. Des, who was my guide is an amazing guy, full of energy and joy and also fun to hang out for dinner at night. Ask for him if you...

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Dear Erwin020, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us. The wildlife viewing is just outstanding at the lodge, and Des does make it interesting and fun too! We have relayed your message to him, thank you for recognizing him. It was our absolute pleasure to host you and we do hope...

La Quinta, California
Reviewed 8 November 2015

This paradise at the edge of the delta is the perfect place for abundant animal watching and people relaxing. All the creature comforts are provided. Great game viewing, superb cuisine, wonderful hosts - everything you need for a memorable African safari vacation.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GaylB2014 Thank you for your lovely review, we are so happy that you had an 'absolute amazing' time with us. It was our absolute pleasure to host you on your African safari vacation and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We visited over the long weekend of 2015/9/24. The lodge provides a great opportunity for a special breakaway. We had some really amazing game viewing. Our guide was knowledgeable and keen. Although some guests complained about the lack of variety with regards to meals, we were surprised at the fare on offer, so far from any shops. Every meal\snack was...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andre C, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your long weekend breakaway with us. Our management team do try source lovely fresh produce at the lodges, but at times there are supply problems, or cooling problems, but we try our utmost to provide a variety. Glad you enjoyed it! We also recently appointed an...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We just spent three incredible nights at the Khwai RIver lodge, flown in by private plane, greeted by our Guide Mophane. He was incredible in his knowledge of the animals/ birds/ territory and his great stories from his Grandfather!!! Highly recommend him, funny and sweet! The hosts of the resort, Baloo and Tessa were equally amazing knowing all the guests...

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Dear Paula M, We loved reading your review! Thank you for your positive energy and your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had an amazing getaway and that you appreciate all the little things we do to make our guests safari memorable. It was our absolute pleasure to host you and we do hope to welcome you back again...

Paris, France
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Khwai is really the best place in Botswana for Game viewing. Khwai river Lodge is THE LODGE. One of the top lodge in Botswana.The best lodge in Khwai. And when the management is excellent.We are not far from the perfection. It's now the 4th time coming here. Definitely we Will come back.

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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 October 2015

When we arrived at the lodge to a chorus of welcome songs sung by the staff, we knew immediately that this aws something special. Stepping into the main area, we saw huge African elephants and Hippos grazing less than 100 meters from our position. Food is very good and lots of it. Room was comfortable and well appointed. Our guide...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2015

After a bumpy and windy 30 minute plane ride we were welcomed at the lodge with a very welcome refreshing towel and drink. We were fortunate to be upgraded to the "honeymoon suite" which meant that we had a plunge pool and outdoor bath and shower and were at the extreme perimeter of the lodge. After the evening meal we...

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Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond Khwai River Lodge

Address: | Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range: $489 - $5,605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Khwai River Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Khwai River Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
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“There isn't a bad room/tent on the property!”
Coal1968, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all excellent”
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“We stayed in Room #3 (Marula). It was beautiful. Great views!”
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LianneI140, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and have a view on the river.”
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“All rooms front onto the Khwai River with fantastic views”
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