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Belmond Khwai River Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent lodge! Everything is top class. The service at Belmond Khwai River Lodge is unforgettable. So kind, welcoming and friendly. You see and experience so much. Lots of game to see on the game drives and walking safaris. Ness was our tour guide, an extraordinary guide. He has great knowledge and passion for the wildlife! The lodge also has a... More 

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

Dear Linke S, Thank you for you fabulous review of your recent safari! We are so happy that you had such a wonderful experience. Ness is excellent, really passionate about his work isn't he! We will be sure to pass your review onto him and the rest of the team. You are welcome to keep up to date with the... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the time you land in Maun you feel that you have made the right choice with Belmond Safaris as you are met by the pilot from Mack Air who will fly you to Belmond Khwai River Lodge and who explains the route and interesting sightings on the way.. We were met at the airstrip when we landed by our... More 

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

Dear Jan B, We cannot thank you enough for your fabulous review and sharing all your beautiful memories with us! We are delighted that you has such a wonderful time and that you were taken care of so well by Mighty and the rest of the lodge staff. Mighty is one of our longest serving guides and is one of... More 

central Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff, the rooms ,the guides ,the atmosphere all remarkable. It is an meeting place of water creatures, land animals, & humans . All observations were so very close. It felt as if one was hunting with the magnificent leopard we spent a morning observing. We wish we could have stayed all season. Well done!

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

Dear pondwatcher, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay and we are delighted that you had such a fantastic time! You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and search for @BelmondSafaris. Warm regards Louise Pheiffer More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, we are glad to have booked Belmond for our Botswana safari. They looked after us exceptionally well and their lodges are beautiful. But we were disappointed with the safari. At one point five vehicles were stalking a single lioness ultimately ruining her hunt. On a second occasion, one of the vehicles (not ours) got so close to some walking... More 

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

Dear Jaiwana, Thank you for your review and for your positive comments about the lodge and we have taken your review to heart and have reached out to all the lodges that share the reserve to adhere to the policies and to possibly revise/tighten them up to avoid this situation. It's not necessary to behave this way as the Moremi... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three memorable days spent here experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Chantelle and Steve and their outstanding staff. Accommodation and meals are first class and will not disappoint. Broken paving slabs on the way to our 'tent' were explained as 'Hippos might wander through the camp at night!!' Though guest safety is a very high priority. Our game driver/guide, Goms, was... More 

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

Dear Rostom2014, Thank you for your fabulous review. We are overjoyed that you had such a wonderful time and so many sightings! The sighting of the leopard and the baboon has made a few 'headlines' and we've also shared it on our Facebook page, a rather quirky interaction between these too that lasted almost two days we believe! We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

True 5-star experience. The service, food, spa....everything was the best quality. We were picked up at the airstrip. And from setting our foot on the lodge, untill we went home, we had the best service from the friendly staff. It has been the nicest rooms that we have ever stayed in, in the bush. We will definately go there again.

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

Dear 5Aug05, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us, and we are looking forward to your next visit. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and search for @BelmondSafaris. Warm regards Louise Pheifer More 

New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stayed three nights at each Belmond Lodge in Botswana in June 2016 starting with Khwai River. It was absolutely stunning and exactly as advertised in photographs. The staff including Barcos and Chantal were perfect hosts at camp and Ness was an excellent guide giving us the full safari experience. Food was impeccable and the rooms were comfortable and had... More 

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

Dear toddbsell, Thank you so much for taking the time to review all our lodges and we are really delighted that you had such a memorable time in Botswana in our care. It doesn't get any better than a lion sighting at breakfast, this is fantastic!! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards Louise Pheiffer More 

plettenberg bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This seemed to be quiet season and so attending staff exceeded no of guests. What untold bliss !Our tent faced closest to the central facilities and we slept in very great comfort.We enjoyed four days with very experienced guide, Rich. Sightings included leopard in tree, Hyena with cubs, 7 wild dogs including about 45 mins with them on the finally... More 

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

Dear derek r, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are delighted that you had such wonderful sightings, and we do apologize that you had a disappointing food experience. We will most certainly look into the matter. We hope that you have lasting memories of your safari and your 80th birthday celebrations, especially the lions that you sighted and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great people, great place, great food - and amazing experiences tracking animals. At Khwai River Lodge it is the guest who is listened to and made to be extra comfortable. We did game drives every day, twice. The field guides were constantly in touch (by radio) with other field guides, making sure that the rare animals like leopard and lion... More 

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

Dear Zelmah M, Thank you for your fabulous review of your recent safari with us. It's really rewarding for us to know that you were taken care of so well and that you had these wonderful sightings too, it is really special to see leopard and lions, and our guides are so passionate about what they do, and most of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Second of my three lodge trip to Botswana. Travelled again with Orient Express small luxury hotels. This hotel had 8 lodges only and safaris were mainly 4 but sometimes 2 people. Dined with other guests including Sam O'Neill and his daughter. Again 2 safaris, one I. the morning and one early evening. Afternoons were free time to write pushcarts, shower... More 

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

Dear Sezsunshine, Thank you for your wonderful reviews of our lodges and we are delighted that you has such a great time with interesting people and wildlife too! Perhaps on your next visit you can find time to relax for a relaxing massage or facial at our spa... You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news... More 

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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
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,971 - $4,250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Khwai River Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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