Khwai River Lodge


The luxurious Khwai River Lodge is a member of the famous Orient Express Group, well-known worldwide for their first class hotels. This lodge is located at the western edge of the Okavango Delta, and because of its river position, it is able to offer much more than a land-based safari camp.


The idyllic location on the edge of a leadwood and fig forest offers spectacular views over the Khwai River wetlands and the Moremi Game Reserve.


The location is perfect for fascinating four wheel drive read more » safaris, and offers superb bird watching opportunities.


The Moremi Game Reserve lies in the heart of the Okavango Delta, and was the first nature preserve to be recognized by the indigenous people of the area, and not by the colonial powers.


Khwai is famous for its high density of wild animals, many of which can actually be seen as you sit on your own comfortable terrace outside your tent.


In this extraordinary region you’ll find elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs at home. You’ll also observe large numbers of different native birds. Right in the neighbourhood of the lodge itself you can catch sight of wild birds and birds of prey.


At Khwai River Lodge you’re close up to the heartbeat of Africa, at the middle of a world much of which has remained unchanged for centuries.


That’s something which you can feel from the moment that you arrive. Bush hats, desert boots, tall tales, and long drinks, a past redolent of trophies and potent sundowners.


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The Khwai River Lodge is built in perfect harmony with its surroundings. All luxury tents are set on raised wooden platforms, enabling impressive views in all directions. Traditional African thatched roofs read more » provide ample shade.


Each large private terrace is outfitted with comfortable easy chairs and a hammock. Just right for taking in the local wildlife view without having to stray too far at all! In the evenings it’s also possible to enjoy an intimate private dinner.


The tent’s interior is luxuriously comfortable with its own bathroom, fully stocked mini bar, four-poster bed with mosquito netting, and discreet air conditioning. A private safe ensures secure storage for your valuables.


It’s pure luxury to lie in the hammock in the afternoons between safari activities and stretch out with a book, or just watch the wildlife go by.


If you’re looking for that something extra, Khwai River Lodge also offers an exclusive honeymoon suite. This suite offers more space, and a private swimming pool adjoining the terrace.


With a bit of luck you can also catch a glimpse of the wildlife as you swim in the pool, and occasionally you might be host to a local elephant, who finds your pool just the thing to slake his thirst.


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As you might expect, the most important theme at Khwai River Lodge is safari. Travel with our experienced guides in open-topped four wheel drives into the Moremi Game Reserve.


Due to the huge populations read more » of animals in this reserve, the safari experience we offer is first-class, and you’ll be sure to collect many wonderful memories to take home.


The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge.


However, we should also mention that boat trips in the region are also extremely special. Particularly beautiful is a “Sundowner” boat journey along the Khwai River.


Khwai River Lodge is one of the few Okavango Delta camps to also offer a Spa area. Enjoy a massage or aromatherapy treatment that will leave you feeling well from head to toe.


The Spa is built with semi-open walls, enabling you to hear the sounds of the bush as you enjoy your massage – a real one-off experience.


The evenings are usually spent enjoying an after dinner chat around the fire, where one can cosily swap stories of the day’s adventures over a drink.


Take the opportunity also to observe the breathtaking Southern Hemisphere sky: from the terrace, and then through the camp's telescope.


We promise that you’ll feel right at home at Khwai River Lodge. Visit us soon for a very special Okavango safari experience.


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