We stayed at all three of the Orient Express Camps and this one was the most beautiful. We had the suite and I would highly recommend it! The outdoor shower and plunge pool were so relaxing. It's hard to describe the view from the front porch. There is a constant parade of animals - baby elephants with their mothers, hippos, crocodiles, impalas - the list is endless and the view changes by the moment. It was beautiful. I do have to say that the food, while plentiful, was not outstanding, especially not for dinner. It's totally fine, just not great. However, you're in the bush and "great" may not be possible when you're this far from civilization. I'm mentioning this not as a true complaint but just to let others know that it was not really gourmet food.
One other tip for the women - take a sports bra! This was mentioned in our travel materials and I didn't understand why it was. Take my advice - it is highly recommended. You will spend 6 hours bumping along a dirt road. It's the equivalent to a 6 hour jog every day. In fact, it is incredibly bumpy - almost at times like a Disney ride. Our guide was terrific - we saw leopards and lions every day and got incredibly close to the animals - but he really flew along those roads. It was fun but you will be jostled around!
Overall, I couldn't recommend this property more strongly. We spent our 30th wedding anniversary there and the staff served us a private dinner on our porch. It couldn't have been more memorable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Khwai River Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Moremi Game Reserve