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Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
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#9 of 31 Specialty lodging in Moremi Game Reserve
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Nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplains and beyond into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, sits the luxurious Belmond Khwai River Lodge. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife from the comfort of your own private deck. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge. At Khwai River Lodge, you are close to Africa's heartbeat and at the centre of a world that has not altered since life began. You can sense this from the moment you arrive.
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
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Turkeymil wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom75 contributions74 helpful votes
We stayed at all 3 Belmond lodges and this one was not as good as the other 2. The accommodation was tired and I understand due to be upgraded, but it also felt like no-one cared and less than clean. The pool was unusable. That said the safari itself (and that was what we came for) didn't disappoint, highlights - day 1 a huge herd of elephants, day 2 a pack of hyenas and day 3 a cheetah so some beautiful memories. Tip: if you are staying at all 2 resorts and flying into Kasane - then stay in the following order - Savute, Khwai river, eagle island to keep transfers to a minimum.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Near the main building
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Response from Louise Pheiffer, General Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Dear Turkeymil, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our lodge and we apologise that you felt disappointed with your safari experience at the lodge, and we are happy however that you left with lasting memories of the amazing wildlife sightings you enjoyed. Warm regards Louise
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franleaper wrote a review Feb 2020
Dorchester, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic welcome in a charming, colonial style of lodge. Due to be rebuilt provided a new lease is granted. I do hope so, as the staff and guides were really wonderful, and welcoming. I have never seen so many hippos and returning home, I miss the 'happy hippo' noises from the nearby river. The concession offered more game viewing opportunities than the nearby Moremi Game Reserve, but this might be a seasonal thing. Most unforgettable were the lions and most exciting of all - a close and fairly long encounter with a beautiful female leopard and her kill.....an amazing experience! Thank you so much for a wonderful time!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All brilliant
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear franleaper, Thank you so much for taking the time to review each of our lodges, we appreciate it so much. We are hopeful that we will be granted permission to upgrade the lodge in the new future, however the game viewing is exceptional at this lodge all year round, grunting hippos a guarantee!! The concession is excellent for game viewing and we are more flexible to drive off road , whereas the Moremi Game Reserve is a very large landscape and here we are restricted to drive on the main roads, so tracking game movements is limited. Seeing a leopard and her kill is special and truly delighted that you had such a memorable safari experience with us. Warm regards Louise
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Nick G wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom177 contributions48 helpful votes
What an amazing experience . Great Guide , Staff and wonderful accommodation. Excellent food . The Safari was truly memorable . Off piste and close as you can get to mother nature . You may drive for 1 or 2 hours without seeing any of the big 5 and then suddenly you see a Leopard or Rhino . So pleased we experience all 3 Belmond lodges as each one which had a different experience .
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Closer to the main lodge so not so far to walk at night
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Responded Jan 24, 2020
Dear F7638VCnickg, Thank you so much for your fabulous review!! You are welcome to come back for more anytime, we are looking forward to welcome you back. Warmest regards Louise
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The Boiss wrote a review Jan 2020
Rome, Italy357 contributions116 helpful votes
After several safaris to Africa and many stays at Belmond properties throughout Europe and the world, i can honestly say that this one is by far the best, in terms of service, setting, luxury and safari outings. The staff is outstanding, the setting divine, and the tents beyond luxurious. Attie and her husband Vasco who manage the property go out of their way to meet your every wish and desire. My favorite hotel stay of the year. I wish all Belmond properties were as flawless as this one. Bravo and Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Dear boissjetsetter, We are so pleased to read your review, thank you so much for sharing this with us, and we are delighted to be your top Belmond property! We have shared your compliments with the management team at the lodge, who will be so happy to hear this too. Warm regards Louise
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susanet53 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Florida105 contributions36 helpful votes
This was the start of our unforgettable adventure ,we were met at the airstrip, and this amazing adventure began,absolute best guide,Mr.T who made each day exciting !The staff was superior ,food and lodging ,outstanding and comfortable.tA special celebration for our one year anniversary,food ,dancing and fun, with a great group of top notch professionals.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded Jan 24, 2020
Dear susanet53, It was our pleasure to have you! Thank you for your wonderful compliments and we are really delighted that you had such a wonderful and memorable stay. Warmest regards Louise
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khwai river lodge by orient-express hotel moremi game reserve
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BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango DeltaMoremi Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belmond Khwai River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Belmond Khwai River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Belmond Khwai River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Belmond Khwai River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Belmond Khwai River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Belmond Khwai River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Belmond Khwai River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.