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Douglas
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Fabulous lodge with fabulous staff and great views with Hippos wallowing in the river beside the lodge and elephants grazing right outside the balcony. the guides were excellent in observing and educating us on everything from flowers and grasses to termites and lions. Food was great and service was excellent - really enjoyed the staff singing an African welcome!

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We recently stayed at the lodge for four nights with a group doing a photographic safari. Being fussy photographers, we had special needs like waking up earlier than normal to get the sunrise shots, staying out longer than usual etc and I need to say that the staff at the lodge were amazingly accommodating. Every aspect of our trip was...

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1Thank HelenIainG
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This hotel is absolutely fantastic, starting from the very nice managers to the kind employees. We had the most incredible experience in our lives thanks to Belmond Safari. Food and the delicious wines also added value to the great stay we has. Also the game drives and helicopter tour was amazing. Thanks for everything Magda, Natie and Rock!

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5Thank Alana C
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This safari lodge really is in the middle of nowhere - for us tourists the only way in or out is by way of a tiny (6 to 10 seater) prop-plane or, if you have the money, by private helicopter. There is a dirt road which serves the traditional village about a mile away with goods sent every week or...

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5Thank Trish N
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 February 2015

My husband and I were here for 3 days, and really enjoyed the lodge, especially the elephants and hippos right out in front of the tents. This was on the "resort" end of the tent resort spectrum, the tents had really nice furnishings and services. The guides were excellent and the way they communicated with each other by radio made...

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2Thank bwalsh384
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is the property that Belmond forgot about. We enjoyed the people, they are doing the best with what they have. The facility was built in 1969 --- and it shows. The food was average. We were at a luxury safari before this -- Ngala Private Game Reserve so we arrived with high expectations. We were accustomed to a new...

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5Thank DerrickB20
LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Derrick, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback on your recent stay at Khwai River Lodge. The lodge indeed has a quite a story to tell, having been built originally as a hunting lodge! Thank you for your complements on our staff, they have been with the company for many many years. Orient-Express (now Belmond)...

Long Neck, Delaware, United States
Reviewed 30 November 2014

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights with an organized tour. The Khwai River Lodge is simply outstanding. The camp is located right in the game reserve so you don't have to go far to see the animals. Elephants, Hippos, Antelope and wild dogs were some of the ones we could see from our tent. We saw many others...

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Hartsdale, New York
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Quite interesting for us since our first safaris were in India. Their Taj safari lodges are opulent so we were a bit surprised that this lodge was an Orient Express property but not of the same calibur. However the lodge had AC, was roomy, and had a desk and sitting area with a minibar and safe and best of all,...

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Portola Valley, California
Reviewed 12 October 2014

My husband, 9 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights at the Khwai River Lodge. This tented bush camp is set deep within the flood plains of the lush Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The accommodations were cozy and clean and the food surprisingly simple and thus very good. We loved experiencing such a wide variety of animal life...

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KarinVanZyl, General Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susan K, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Belmond Khwai River Lodge. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and accommodations. You were indeed lucky to see the endangered wild dogs and such a variety of other game. We hope to welcome you and your family back to Belmond Safaris in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Very comfortable tented lodges. Food was good but not 'amazing', the dinning area lacked character and was cramped especially when there is a large tour group (20+ staying). A tour group apparently stay weekly and we felt their presence during our stay negatively impacted on the ambience of the camp (they were not there for our 1st night). We enjoyed...

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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: $2,582 - $5,568 (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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“We stayed in Room #3 (Marula). It was beautiful. Great views!”
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 of 5 bubbles 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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“There didn't appear to be any disadvantage to whichever room you were in.”
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“All rooms offer fabulous views”
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