Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Relaxing rooms with views over the river Pool and lodge overlooking the river
Relaxing rooms with views over the river
Pool and lodge overlooking the river

Belmond Khwai River Lodge

Belmond Khwai River Lodge nestles on the edge of a Leadwood forest overlooking the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Belmond Khwai River Lodge is home to luxury tents on raised wooden platforms with traditional African thatch roof. Private decks with easy chairs and hammocks offering panoramic views of the vast wilderness .

Inside you’ll find a netted four-poster bed, an elegant bathroom, a stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning.

Tucked away from the main tent there is a private suite which offers a more secluded, romantic experience. The large deck has a heated splash pool, an open-air bathroom, double showers and copper Victorian bath, outdoors and so close to nature.




  • Outstanding game viewing all year round
  • Known for having one of the highest concentrations of predators in Africa, including lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah and hyena
  • Night game drives and walking safaris available
  • Only 6 guests per vehicle on safari (allowing everyone a 'window' seat)
  • Complimentary WiFi in all rooms and public areas
  • Airconditioning and heating
  • The spa at the lodge offers both massages and facials and can be offered in the privacy of your room overlooking the Khwai river. 
  • Large swimming pool


Moremi Reserve is situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta and was the first wildlife area to be set aside by tribal people rather than colonial powers.

Although the only statutorily protected part of the Okavango Delta, it is surrounded by a carefully controlled buffer zone. This allows free movement of animals according to seasonal migration. Extending north and east to join Chobe National Park, it is a wildlife haven that stretches all the way to Kasane.

Belmond Safaris are true African specialists, operating in northern Botswana for more than 20 years. Our staff and guides offer an unsurpassed wealth of experience to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Known for having one of the highest concentrations of predators in Africa, including lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah and hyena

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Morning, Afternoon and Evening Gamedrives
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Sundowners in the bush


  • Large central indoor and outdoor lounge, dining area
  • Outdoor Boma, a traditional dining experience under the stars
  • 20 meter outdoor swimming pool
  • Small specialised reference library
  • Internet access from the main lounge and rooms (complimentary Wifi)
  • Same day complimentary laundry service
  • Curio shop with safari wear, local art and crafts
  • Small reference library
  • 24 hour emergency facilities and communications
  • Private airstrip 


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. 

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 heated 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.

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    


Low Season: 01 Jan - 31 March & 15 Nov to 23 Dec 
Shoulder Season: 01 April - 31 May & 15 Oct to 14 Nov & 24 Dec to 31 Dec
High Season: 01 June - 14 October

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Rates from US$550 per person per night 

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children under 12 sharing with two full paying adults will be charged the 3rd person sharing rate. Children under 12 sharing a twin room with an adult will be charged the normal contracted per person sharing rate.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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