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Holmdel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every year or so I plan a father/daughter trip… this year’s destination was Africa. We had the pleasure of staying at Khwai River Lodge, which is located within Chobe National Park and borders with Moremi National Game Reserve. The lodge will blow you away… There are about a dozen “tent” suites at the lodge, and while they are in fact... More 

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Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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... More 

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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)... More 

Long Neck, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 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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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 

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