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Nestled on the edge of a lead wood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplains and beyond into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, sits Khwai River Lodge. Once here, you are close to Africa's heart beat and at the centre of a world that has not altered since life began, you can sense the big game heritage from the moment you arrive. Bush hats and desert boots, tall tales and long drinks, a past redolent of trophies and potent sundowners make Khwai one of the most popular game lodges in Botswana today.

Khwai is world renowned for its large concentrations of big mammals, especially buffalo, hippo and elephant. 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 especially leopard and lion are also very active 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. This is the perfect location for observing the perennial drama of the African bushveld and provides excellent birding ­ birdlife can be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge. In 15 twin bedded, air-conditioned, en suite luxury tents with thatched roofs set on decks overlooking the Khwai River.  Each suite with individual gas heater , his & her vanit unit shaving mirrors, hair dryers, mini bar, private viewing deck with hammocks, overhead fan, lighting and mosquito repellent, electric heaters, intercom to reception.  Lodge has a heated swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the Khwai River and conference facilities for 24 people.  Meals and refreshments are served in the undercover dining area.

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.

GAME DRIVES

Early morning game drives take you out and among a wild landscape dotted with trees. Expect to see a huge range of creatures, from big cats such as lions and leopards, to hippo, rhino, antelope, giraffe and buffalo. Widely acknowledged to be the predator capital of the world, this is the only place in Botswana where the Big Five can be seen.

Game viewing vehicles sit up to 6 guests, allowing all on board to enjoy the wildlife from a window seat.

BIRD WATCHING

Many visitors come to Khwai River Lodge purely to experience its huge variety of more than 300 species of birds. If this is you, then do contact us in advance and let us advise on the perfect time of year for what interests you the most. For instance, some of our visitors time their trip to coincide with the arrival of the massive flocks of carmine bee eaters on their annual migration.

But at any time of year it is wonderful to head out into the bush and among the beautiful trees that surround this camp. Spot the endangered wattled crane, ground hornbill, eagle, several types of stork and many beautiful singing birds such as larks. Special species for twitchers include Arnot’s Chat and Hartlub’s Babbler.

MOONLIGHT SAFARIS

Night drives “into the middle of nowhere” are an amazing experience—a rare opportunity to be surrounded by the infinite darkness of the African bush. Don’t say a word, but simply gaze up at the stars and listen to the sounds. Animals are out on the prowl—scuffling, howling and, if you are lucky, emitting the occasional deep-throated roar.

MOTHUPI'S BOMA

Gather around the campfire in this circular space and exchange your day’s adventures, much as local villagers do in similar communal areas throughout Botswana. Flames flicker and lamps glow as drinks are served; a choir sings traditional songs and invites you to a buffet of African specialities.

STAR  GAZING

The open skies around Khwai River Lodge make it the perfect place to experience the vast, dark dome of the African night sky. “A jewel box” is how one of our guides describes it, and certainly it is a wealth of riches from the Milky Way to Orion and Venus.

Discover how Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south. And, using a powerful telescope, gaze on constellations that visitors from the northern hemisphere may never have seen before, including the Southern Cross.

VILLAGE LIFE

Khwai River Lodge enjoys a unique location close to a San bushmen’s village. Fortunate visitors may be invited into a private home to experience aspects of their way of life. This is no tourist attraction, but a community of people who have adapted ancient traditions to modern times. Former hunter-gatherers who do not grow crops, many of the men now work as drivers.

WALKING SAFARI 

On a walking safari through the delta you are totally enveloped in nature. You spot amazing things close-up: an insect, animal tracks, big game droppings, swarming termite mounds. These small, unexpected aspects of life often make the biggest impression. If a game drive is like reading a book: a walking safari is actually becoming a character in that book.

 

 

 

 

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