Belmond Khwai River Lodge




Highlights of Belmond Khwai River Lodge

  • Stay cool - one of few camps with air conditioning
  • Renowned for its large concentration of mammals
  • Predators can be regularly seen in the area
  • Perfectly designed to blend into the environment
  • Open year round and offers a host of activities

Khwai River Lodge is nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplains and beyond into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, only 8km away. Khwai is renowned for its large concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife from the comfort of your own private deck. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife.


Accommodation is in 15 large and airy air-conditioned tents under thatch. All the luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy. The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as discreet air-conditioning.

The main area at Khwai River Lodge consists of a thatched dining room, bar and lounge, heated pool and a secluded viewing platform overlooking the river.

What you can do while you're here?

Activities are land-based, with game drives into Moremi providing superb game viewing. Lion and leopard sightings are consistently good, with excellent bird life as well. You can enjoy open 4x4 vehicle early morning and late afternoon game drives as well as guided walks. Night drives outside the reserve allow you to view lesser-known nocturnal game by spotlight whilst hippo, elephant and other big game can be seen from the lodge.

Belmond Khwai River Lodge is set on the banks of the Khwai river which during the dry months of the year is the only source of permanent water in the whole area. This area is most famous for its raptor populations: martial eagles, secretary birds, bateleur eagles and a whole host of little raptors comprise the main feature of this area. There are wonderful water birds to be found along the Khwai river and as the river is fairly open, it makes for easy birdwatching.

Belmond Khwai River Lodge on the map


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

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.


Special offers

Grand Tour of Southern Africa

Enjoy a special 10 night safari package in Cape Town & Botswana. Enquire now!

VALID FROM 01/01/2022
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2023


Accommodation, Full Board, all drinks (expensive types of Cognac, spirits, reserve wines & imported champagne) daily laundry services, at least two game viewing activities daily, emergency medical evacuation insurance, national park fees


Inter-lodge flights, gratuities, items of a personal nature, travel insurance, satellite phone charges

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Leisure, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Flora, Gourmet, History & Culture, Nature