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Wolseley, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the most memorable experience I have had in terms of a safari adventure. The place was amazing; but the true magic were the staff! Friendly; passionate and professional. Top marks for the management couple! Every day was wonderful. Every dinner was different. We were treated like VIP guests and nothing was too much. Room was super...

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

Dear fynbosguestfarm1, Thank you for your review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your getaway at our lodge. We will share your fabulous review with the team, they love to read the feedback from clients, inspires us to keep doing what we do so well out here in beautiful Botswana! You are welcome to keep up to date...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Khwai. Fabulous! Animals everywhere. When we arrived we could not get to our "tent" because an elephant was standing on our path. We saw a leopard within 15 minutes of the start of our first drive and then saw all the other animals close up. When you couple these experiences with opulent...

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

Dear HoughieandLP, Sounds like you had a fabulous time! The game viewing at this lodge is excellent all year around, and what a treat to spot the leopard at the start of your game drive, they are usually so elusive. The elephants and the hippos in front of the lodge are so special to us too, so peaceful in their...

Winnemucca, Nevada
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. The accommodations were wonderful and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I would certainly recommend this lodge. Our guide, Richard, was wonderful. He took his time with us and was so patient with all of our questions. This was all part of a dream vacation for me!

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

Dear Liannel140, Thank you for your review of your 'dream vacation', we are delighted that you were so well taken care of. 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

Essex
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in late September for a photographic safari, run by Tusk photo. The lodge was really lovely with each room having a beautiful view over the water. Elephants and hippos were regular visitors, along with impala and buffalo. The bird life was amazing too. It was lovely to sit on the patio of your room...

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

Dear tortoisephobic, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent photographic safari, we are confident that you would have had plenty excellent photographic opportunities at the lodge! We are so happy that you were taken care of so well and that you enjoyed the lodge facilities and activities. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest...

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Khwai River Lodge I believe this lodge has everything one would want. They do have a person who does massages, a gift shop which is a little expensive but does have some cute things, a bar and a nice eating area which is all outside. The room is huge, with a wraparound porch that overlooks the river and of course...

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

Dear Felicia D, Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay at Belmond Khwai River Lodge. By the sounds of it, you had quite the adventure at this lodge! The wildlife one can see (and hear) from this lodge all year around is just fantastic, and I'm sure you heard the elephants...! There is however no reason to feel...

Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Staff ✔️ Chalets ✔️ Game drives ✔️ Game viewing ✔️ Food? ✖️ The above scorecard is a reflection of our recent visit. From meal orders being incorrect, to food not prepared as requested, this was not impressive. If not for the rest of the facilities being great, a "poor" rating would have been inevitable.

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

Dear Johann J, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our lodge, and we do apologize that our food offerings did not live up to our expectations and we assure you this is not our service standard. We are delighted to hear that the rest of your safari experience was excellent we do hope to welcome you...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The guides and staff at this resort are just amazing! We were a group of 20 and there was not one of us that left without a tear in our eye from the experience that this lodge provided our group. The lodge itself is stunning and comfortable. You truly live among the animals and have a spectacular view from your...

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

Dear joeysam1, Thank you for this most wonderful review our your groups safari experience. This is a very special place, and we are delighted that you left with lasting memories. We hope to welcome you back to Botswana again soon. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find us on Facebook, Twitter...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Luxurious rooms, fantastic food, incredible setting, wonderful people and the best game viewing anywhere in the World. Watching the sunrise from the deck of one's room and listening to the call of the African Fish Eagles makes this a paradise to any wildlife photographer

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

Dear TinusMariaan, Thank you for taking the time to review all the Belmond lodges you stayed at. The game viewing and vistas are magnificent all year round at this lodge, and we cannot agree with you more that the African Fish Eagles makes this complete. We would love to see some of your images, perhaps you wouldn't mind sharing them...

Swakopmund, Namibia
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Beautiful Lodge with stunning tented rooms. Amazing Locations with lots of "close up" animal experiences.. and most of all wonderful super helpful staff!! Continues great food and the guides are just amazing. We had an unforgettable experience and I cant wait for my next visit!

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

Dear Elle122, Thank you so much for this wonderful review and we are delighted that you had such a great stay. We are looking forward to your next visit too! 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

Boston
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Staying at this lodge was a real treat. It's a place I would happily return to on my next trip to Botswana. Of the three lodges that I visited in Botswana, the Kwai River Lodge had it all -- warm staff; rooms with a 180-degree panoramic view of the river complete with elephants and hippos; and a wonderful safari experience...

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

The allthedifference, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. Your experiences are just fabulous, and what a treat to see the wild dogs at the den - it's really special. We will most certainly look at how we can improve our food standards and we hope that you will visit us again soon so we can...

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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
Also Known As:
Khwai River Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
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“We stayed in Room #3 (Marula). It was beautiful. Great views!”
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 of 5 bubbles LianneI140, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and have a view on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles TinusMariaan, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms front onto the Khwai River with fantastic views”
 of 5 bubbles JanB942, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“There didn't appear to be any disadvantage to whichever room you were in.”
 of 5 bubbles Rostom2014, Jun 20, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms offer fabulous views”
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