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Animal magic meets old-world indulgence

Between fig trees and vibrant floodplains, be ideally positioned to see the big game of Moremi Game Reserve

The inviting tented rooms at Belmond Khwai River Lodge feature panoramic private decks. They’re the perfect theatre from which to enjoy the drama of the wild. After a day spent in the savannah, unwind in the tranquil pool or share stories by the fire. Want a massage on your private deck? All you have to do is ask.

Please be advised that Belmond Khwai River Lodge is currently closed. We are making preparations for our reopening and expect operations to resume in 2021. Please continue to check our website or contact for availability and details on our flexible booking policy. 

One of three unforgettable adventures

Belmond Safaris' three luxury lodges each offer a unique way to experience Botswana. Travel between them and see the land in unrivalled depth.



Our indulgent tented rooms are built for game spotting. Spy wildebeest from the elevated private deck, or swing in a hammock as zebra and elephants saunter past. Inside, a netted four-poster bed, elegant bathroom, air conditioning and minibar all provide welcome refreshment after a day’s pursuits.

For a more secluded experience, check in to the private suite. The heated splash pool is a sublime spot to watch an African sunset.

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    The History

    Belmond Khwai River Lodge holds a special place in Botswana’s history. Opened in 1971 by Harry Selby, it was one of the first lodges to promote safaris with a conservation ethos. Its proximity to the Delta floodplains also led Selby to build the ‘bridge over the river Khwai’. Today this serves as the famous North Gate entrance into the Reserve

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    The Spa

    Sensory experiences inspired by nature

    The Spa

    African-inspired botanicals

    After a day’s safari, let our therapists visit your private deck as the untamed sky spreads endlessly above. Select an indulgent Africa potato manicure—your hands will thank you for it.

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    Packages & Tours

    Visit all three of our safari lodges for an in depth look at this magical land.

    4 or 6 Nights: Okavango Delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Chobe National Park

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    Please be advised that Belmond Safaris are currently closed. Please continue to check our website or contact for availability and details on our flexible booking policy. Learn more
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