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Belmond Khwai River Lodge

Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just spent two wonderful days at this camp. Staff and management were wonderful. Food delicious. Guides amazing and safari drives fantastic!!! Would love to go back again for longer this time. Advantage of this park is that it has it's own concession as well as Moremi Park. Lots and lots of game and up close encounters. Thank you so much... More

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Mobile, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of hippos and elephants from our tent was amazing! The food was like the best health food restaurant in the world. The staff was all smiles. Sello was an awesome, knowledgable guide with a killer laugh. I wish I was still there.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our four nights in this Lodge where the whole atmosphere was relaxing, and welcoming from the moment we stepped off the vehicle. Our room exceeded expectations and the food was varied, delicious and so beautifully presented. All the staff were attentive and friendly and their ability to remember the names of guests was most impressive and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great resort style lodge. The views from the deck, over the water, with hippos and elephants was amazing. A fully inclusive game lodge - trackers were excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food was good - not as varied as some but gotta expect that in the middle of no where! Dinner in the Boma was excellent,... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As part of our Tauck Tour, we were guests for 3 nights at the Khwai Lodge. The "room" was more than we expected. it was luxurious, had a splendid view of the river and its occupants :hippos and elephants. The food was excellent, and everyone from the managers ,Nate and Magda, to the guides, Richard, Onx,Moses and Sello, were the... More

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Melrose, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed three nights while on a Tauck tour and had a magnificent visit at this property with a scenic and wonderful location on the Khwai River. You can look out of your "tent" and see Elephants, Hippos and more. The accommodations are surprisingly luxurious for such a remote location and the housekeeping staff was exceptional. The safari guides, led... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Belmond Khwai River Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a magnificent time at our lodge and found the accommodation luxurious and the housekeeping staff exceptional. The best part of every safari should be the actual game drives and it is good to read... More

Aalst, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the Belmond Khwai River Lodge in May. We don’t regret having chosen KRL. Natie (manager) and his team are setting very high standards. Rooms are very luxurious, spacious, large/comfortable bed, airco, en suite bathroom, safe, mini-bar, shoebox, hairdryer, 220v charging outlets, desk, sitting area, perfectly working internet connections, private deck with... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went on a six day safari and visited all the former Orient Express Lodges. The name change has been made rather poorly as I did not realize it until I arrived at the first lodge that it now belonged to the Belmond group. The lodge was very nice and the general managers were superb. Specially Charlotte was a very... More

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

Dear Amaya A, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the lodge. Khwai River Lodge is our flagship lodge and there is so much activity it's just wonderful! The Belmond name change came about towards the end of last year, and still the same owners, only the name that changed. It's not owned by a new... More

Manila, Philippines
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

ROOMS Beautiful "Tents" - The only tent-like features are the walls which are made of heavy nylon. There's a real roof over your heads, wooden, and raised floor, tiled shower, plumbing, and a/c and heating. There's also a little porch that overlooks the river. Rooms are perfect if you're looking for a more rustic but luxurious type of camp. It's... More

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Jasper, Georgia
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27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here, but in January the game vieiwing was poor. The rooms are supposedly "air conditioned" but it did not make a dent in the heat - in fact it was warmer in the room than outside. The lodges without air conditioning do a better job with cross ventilation, so the rooms are actually more comfortable. The... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, but we wish you had a better safari with us in Botswana. January is known for extremely hot conditions, and I think our air conditioning units were not coping. Game viewing is never a guarantee in the bush, and with the extreme heat, they tend to hide away under trees trying to stay... More

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Address: Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Khwai River Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Moremi Game Reserve

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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 
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