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Belmond Khwai River Lodge

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Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Long Neck, Delaware, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 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,... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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... More 

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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... More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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southport ct
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spent four days at the Khwai River Lodge last week. I truly did not want to leave. The accommodations were more comfortable than I expected; the food was excellent; the staff could not be more accommodating....and Onx was wonderful in his dual-role as one of the lodge managers as well as being a world-class bush guide. I am convinced there... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been planning our once in a lifetime safari for over a year and have been checking the Tripadvisor reviews every now and then. Reading a negative review just days before arrival really had us worried that maybe we should have gone somewhere else. Imagine our apprehension when we were allocated Ness as our guide after reading that he... More 

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Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When I read previous comments on Khwai River lodge, I feel like we have stayed at a totally different place. Would it be because the Manager had just left (2 weeks before we arrived) and the interim manager was arrogant and only worried about the VIP visitors he was expecting in the coming days and he kept talking about? The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We take all reviews to heart, and we have looked into the complaints you raised in your review with the staff at Khwai. We found no record of any complaints during your stay at the lodge, and our management team, guides and staff would like to take this... More 

atlanta GA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The game viewing here is very different from Chobe but we had a great experience. Ask for Ness to be your guide, he is a wealth of knowledge. The rooms are lovely but ice cold. The heat did not seem to work and often the room was 50 degrees. However, the hot water bottle is a nice touch in the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Khwai River Lodge was the second lodge we visited on our extended trip to Botswana and we loved the fact that it was totally different from Eagle Island Camp. Located on the banks of a river, we had magnificent sightings of hippos, both in and out of the water, elephants bathing right in front of our tent and many birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Never been so pampered by staff whose friendliness and co-operation were unparallelled.Very good and quite large range of food.Impressive and very comfortable accommodation. Enjoyed lifetime experience of witnessing pride of 11 lions [4 lionesses, 3 sub-adults, and four cubs] playing and swimming in the 'marsh area' and then unsuccessfully stalking 6 buffalo [they succeeded overnight] Planning next year's visit already

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Address: Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Khwai River Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Moremi Game Reserve

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