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Belmond Khwai River Lodge

Belmond.comUS$ 4,915*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another excellent experience with Belmond at their Khwai property. Excellent facilities and staff made for a very comfortable stay, while experiencing their fantastic safari rides. Got an opportunity to see the African Wild Dogs, one of the species in danger of extinction. We saw them make a savage kill of a baby impala, a brutal and fascinating experience at...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

WOW! Just came back and can't say enough about Belmond Khwai River Lodge. It's such a special place with the most amazing team coming together to ensure the best possible experience. Our game drives exceeded our expectations. Our driver, Ness, was wonderful- a quiet man with the most extensive knowledge of every animal, bird, and plant that we learned so...

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

Dear Janet S, Thank you so much for your fabulous review, we are delighted that you had such a memorably safari with superb sightings too! Ness is an old soul with so much knowledge of Botswana and the wildlife, and even with the recent rainfalls, it's just wonderful that you had such great sightings with him, even the painted dogs!...

Niantic, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

From our first warm greetng to our last warm goodbye we were treated like family by each staff member. I traveled with my daughter. It was our first time in Africa. Our room was spacious and immaculate, overlooking the river. Our meals were delicious and varied, with ample options. And oh the game drives. Our guide Ness found amazing viewing...

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

Dear niantictraveler2016, Thank you for your review and sharing your experiences with us and fellow travellers. A big thank you also for trusting Belmond Safaris with your first trip to Africa, and we are absolutely delighted that you and your daughter will have lasting memories of your safari in Botswana. We hope to welcome you back again soon and you...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I don't know how I "lucked out" but there was no one else at the lodge when I stayed - due to the rains in the delta I suppose. From the first moment I was picked up at the airstrip to the moment I boarded the plane to leave a few days later, I cannot say enough great things about...

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

Dear Coal1968, Wow! You had the storybook safari experience, and you deserved it too no doubt! Indeed the challenges of the cyclone that hit the area most probably contributed that the lodge was not busy, but 'lucky you' as you said... Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for recognising the staff and service you received. We are...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Spent 2 nights here and when we left we felt like we were leaving friends. The accommodations are great - our room had both an indoor and outdoor shower, a plunge pool and was right next to a river (there was a lot of water!!) and we were able to observe hippos right in front of our room. The food...

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

Dear jenntabb, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay with us. The past few weeks have been challenging due to cyclone Dineo that impacted on the area, however it's not a regular occurrence. This must've been quite a sight to see, this magical land transforming with the rain falls...! We are really pleased that you were...

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

An amazing luxury lodge with attentive staff. It was incredibly restful staring out over the river watching the hippos grazing. The game drives were an adventure with something new seen each time. Our guide, Sello, was incredibly knowledgeable and found the most stunning places to stop for coffee and biscuits. We were all very sad to leave and hope that...

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

Dear 50josephine, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and your recommendation to other travellers, we are delighted that you had such a memorable experience and we do hope to welcome you back again soon! Sello is excellent and hope you found his quirky sense of humour and his knowledge as entertaining as we do! You are welcome to...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Excellent luxury lodge with lovely views over the river with lots of Red Lechwe and water birds. We had an excellent guide Goms for part of our time and we were lucky enough to have the incomparable Mighty also. Mighty features in one of Alexander McCall Smith's novels "The Double Comfort Safari Club". We had exceptionally close views of a...

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

Dear dhongkong, Thank you for your excellent review of your recent stay at the Belmond Khwai River Lodge, it's really so wonderful to receive such good feedback. Mighty is our old school gem, he has a wealth of knowledge and as you mention, had is literary stardom too! Goms is really excellent as well isn't he... The wildlife at this...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This lodge was very well apportioned. The staff was well trained and attentive to our every need. The food was also excellent! The elephant watering hole out front was exquisite with as many as 35 elephants on siteone particular night.

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

Dear RichardK938, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, viewing the elephants from the watering hole is one of the many fabulous features of this magnificent lodge isn't it! Warm regards Louise Pheiffer

Wolseley, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most memorable experience I have had in terms of a safari adventure. The place was amazing; but the true magic were the staff! Friendly; passionate and professional. Top marks for the management couple! Every day was wonderful. Every dinner was different. We were treated like VIP guests and nothing was too much. Room was super...

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

Dear fynbosguestfarm1, Thank you for your review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your getaway at our lodge. We will share your fabulous review with the team, they love to read the feedback from clients, inspires us to keep doing what we do so well out here in beautiful Botswana! You are welcome to keep up to date...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Khwai. Fabulous! Animals everywhere. When we arrived we could not get to our "tent" because an elephant was standing on our path. We saw a leopard within 15 minutes of the start of our first drive and then saw all the other animals close up. When you couple these experiences with opulent...

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Dear HoughieandLP, Sounds like you had a fabulous time! The game viewing at this lodge is excellent all year around, and what a treat to spot the leopard at the start of your game drive, they are usually so elusive. The elephants and the hippos in front of the lodge are so special to us too, so peaceful in their...

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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: ₹ 2,24,404 - ₹ 3,15,290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Khwai River Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“There isn't a bad room/tent on the property!”
Coal1968, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all excellent”
jenntabb, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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”
JanB942, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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