Featured Destination: Botswana

Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Our Exclusive Amenities for 2017

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary 30-minute massage Spa treatment, once per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Khwai, Botswana

One of the high points of travel to Botswana is seeing animals in their natural habitat, be that the Rhino Trail, Nata Bird Sanctuary, Moremi Gorge, Chief's Island, or Krokavango Crocodile Farm. Despite its natural beauty, though, Botswana offers a high degree of sophistication for travelers as well – resorts dot the country.

Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations 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. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birds can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge. At Khwai River Lodge, you are close to Africa's heartbeat and at the center of a world that has not altered since life began. You can sense this from the moment you arrive.

The Hotel

Belmond Khwai River Lodge is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding environment. All luxury rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. 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 room 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 a discreet air conditioning.

Be it in the open-air or within our covered dining area, Khwai River Lodge offers a dining experience to remember. In the heart of the safari experience, surrounded by wildlife, enjoy delicious cuisine created by skilled chefs. The restaurant offers something for everyone all day and will also be glad to prepare picnics for you to take on a game drive. After dinner enjoy the bar and lounge areas. Seated around our camp fire you can share stories of the days experiences with other guests or simply curl up and relax while the wildlife does the same.

Activities at Khwai River Lodge include morning and afternoon game drives in open land cruisers. Night spotlight game drives and star gazing presentations are also conducted after dinner. A cultural visit to a local village can also be arranged, as well as guided safari walks along the Khwai River by an experienced team of guides. For those wishing to stay at the camp and relax, Khwai River Lodge is equipped with a hide overlooking the Khwai floodplains, a swimming pool as well as a gym and spa facility. Guests can enjoy indulgent treatments in the facility or in the privacy of their own room.