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Khwai River Lodge
Khwai River Lodge
Khwai River Lodge
Khwai River Lodge
Khwai River Lodge
Khwai River Lodge

Khwai River Lodge


19°8’51.6"S 23°48’1.1"E

Khwai River Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Accommodation
No. of rooms
15

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Khwai River Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
3 Sep 2020
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Facilities at Khwai River Lodge

Property facilities
Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa, TV Room
Room facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Activities on site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris
Nearby activities
Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Safaris
Languages
English

Room types at Khwai River Lodge

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Luxury Tented Room

All luxury tents at Belmond Khwai River Lodge are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering magnificent views of the African landscape. The tents are shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.

Sounds of wildlife surround you as you relax on your large private deck furnished with easy chairs and a hammock. The deck also provides a spectacular environment for enjoying a private dinner in complete harmony with your surroundings, ideal for special a occasion or just as a treat.

The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with en suite bathrooms, a private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed with mosquito netting as well as discreet air conditioning.

Amenities include:

Air conditioning and heating
Mini bar
Outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan
Private viewing deck
High-quality Zeiss binoculars
Individual gas geysers
'His and hers' vanity unit in en-suite bathroom
Electric heaters
110v/220v plugs for electric razors
Facilities for charging video batteries
24 hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms
Tea and coffee making facilities
Hair dryers
In-room safes
Overhead fans
Intercom system to reception

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Private Suite

Belmond Khwai River Lodge has an exclusive private suite, perfect for a more intimate safari experience. The naturally stunning private suite with a spacious secluded deck area is set away from the other rooms in the lode.

The extended viewing deck has two relaxing sun loungers, perfect for basking in the African sun. To the side, a generous splash pool is set amongst the trees for shade and privacy, with full views of the Delta allowing one to wallow in communion with the hippos whilst spotting elephant and crocodiles on the island banks.

The open air double showers and beautiful deep copper-framed Victorian bath, with only the tree canopy as a roof, offers further opportunities to commune with nature.

Choose an elegant candle-lit dinner on the private outdoor deck (additional rates apply). Among the many other suite indulgences available in the suite include temperature controlled rooms, a well-stocked mini bar, oversized fluffy bathrobes, big soft bath sheets, cosy slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries.

Activities at Khwai River Lodge

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Bird Watching

Many visitors come to Belmond Khwai River Lodge purely to experience its huge variety of more than 300 species of birds. If this is you, then do contact us in advance and let us advise on the perfect time of year to see what interests you the most. For instance, some of our visitors time their trip to coincide with the arrival of the massive flocks of carmine bee eaters on their annual migration.

But at any time of year it is wonderful to head out into the bush and among the beautiful trees that surround this camp. Spot the endangered wattled crane, ground hornbill, eagle, several types of stork and many beautiful singing birds such as larks. Special species for twitchers include Arnot’s Chat and Hartlub’s Babbler.

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Game Drives

On early morning game drives expect to see a huge range of creatures, from big cats such as lions and leopards, to hippo, rhino, antelope, giraffe and buffalo. Widely acknowledged to be the predator capital of the world, this is the only place in Botswana where the Big Five can be found

Game viewing vehicles sit up to only 6 guests, which allows everyone to enjoy a window seat.

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Moonlight Safaris

Night drives “into the middle of nowhere” are an amazing experience—a rare opportunity to be surrounded by the infinite darkness of the African bush. Don’t say a word, but simply gaze up at the stars and listen to the sounds. Nocturnal animals are out on the prowl—scuffling, howling and, if you are lucky, emitting the occasional deep-throated roar.

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Mothupi’s Boma

Gather around the campfire in this circular space and exchange your day’s adventures, much as local villagers do in similar communal areas throughout Botswana. Flames flicker and lamps glow as drinks are served; a choir sings traditional songs and invites you to a buffet of African specialities.

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Star Gazing

The open skies around Belmond Khwai River Lodge make it the perfect place to experience the vast, dark dome of the African night sky. “A jewel box” is how one of our guides describes it, and certainly it is a wealth of riches from the Milky Way to Orion and Venus.

Discover how Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south. And, using a powerful telescope, gaze on constellations that visitors from the northern hemisphere may never have seen before, including the Southern Cross.

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Village Life

Belmond Khwai River Lodge enjoys a unique location close to a San bushmen’s village. You may wish to visit this village and you may be invited into a private home to experience aspects of the villagers way of life of people who have had to adapt their ancient traditions to modern times.

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Walking Safari

On a walking safari through the delta you are totally enveloped in nature. You spot amazing things close-up: an insect, animal tracks, big game droppings, swarming termite mounds. These small, unexpected aspects of life often make the biggest impression. If a game drive is like reading a book: a walking safari is actually like becoming a character in that book.

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