Just returned from a stay at Khwai River Lodge with our 3 children. We enjoyed the location immensely, the river just in front, endless game drives available behind. We saw elephants and lions at very close range, leopard, African wild dog, and so much more thanks to our wonderful guide, Kops. The staff is very friendly, the food wonderful (and copious) and the lodge is rustic and charming with incredible views over the river (although I heard it is the last of the 3 Belmond camps due for an entire renovation soon!) We especially enjoyed our time bonding with other guests and our guides around the bonfire after dinner. Thank you for an amazing experience for our family!
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.
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!
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 .
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!