Khwai River Lodge

Set deep in the heart of Botswana’s spectacular wilderness, Belmond Khwai River Lodge is one of the original camps in the area and is perfectly positioned on the edge of a forest, overlooking the Khwai River and Moremi Game Reserve. Small but luxurious, this tented bush camp is a haven where guests can experience a complete African safari, by day and night. Known as the best game reserve in Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve provides a home to a large predator population, which you can often view from the comfort and luxury of the raised timber deck of the lodge.

Each raised, luxury tent has its own large, private deck from which you can view the animal and birdlife from your hammock or easy chair, or enjoy a romantic private dinner. The interiors of the tents are elegant and luxurious, with en-suite bathrooms, a fully stocked mini bar, four-poster bed and a discreet air conditioning.

During the day, guests can enjoy an open 4×4 drive in the early morning and late afternoon, as well as bush walks with a trained and professional team of guides. Night spotlight game drives and star gazing presentations are made after dinner. A visit to the local village can also be arranged for those guests hoping for a real cultural experience.

If you prefer to stay at the camp and relax there is a hide, which overlooks the Khwai floodplains. From here you can do some leisurely game viewing at your own convenience. There is also a gym, heated swimming pool and spa facility, where guests can experience luxurious and indulgent treatments in the privacy of their own tent.

During the dry months the Khwai River is the only permanent water source in the area, meaning there is a wonderful array of animal and bird life that flock along its banks. The area plays regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and wild dogs and is also known for it’s spectacular birding, with an abundance of wild fowl and a famous raptor populations, which including martial eagles, Secretary Birds and Bateleurs as well as a variety of smaller raptors.


Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Available Services

  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service

Activities Nearby

  • Cultural Tours

Room Types


Standard Luxury Tents

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

Wildlife is all around 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 a special occassion or just as a treat.

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

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 tents in the camp.

The extended viewing deck has two relaxing sun loungers, perfect for basking in the warm African sun. To the side, a generous heated splash pool which is set amongst the trees for shade and privacy, yet with full views of the Delta allows 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.