Nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplains and beyond into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, sits the luxurious Khwai River Lodge. This is the perfect location for observing the perennial drama of the African bushveld and provides excellent birding. At Khwai River Lodge, you are close to Africa's heartbeat and at the center of a world that has not altered since life began. You can sense this from the moment you arrive. Bush hats and desert boots, tall tales and long drinks, a past redolent of trophies and potent sundowners. For decades, as befits one of the most established game lodges in Botswana, it has hosted guests from all over the world on the safari trail. Khwai River Lodge offers its guests a spectacular observation deck overlooking the Khwai River and beyond into the Moremi Game Reserve. Available is a high powered telescope, perfect for seeing game on the floodplain. For those wanting a ‘hide’ for observing game a secluded area or an intimate dining experience, the lodge has a private elevated viewing deck. Other amenities include a fully equipped spa treatment room, a 20 meter swimming pool, a curio shop, laundry service, a reference library and internet access.
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 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. Tent amenities include air conditioning and heating, a mini bar, an outside lounge with a hammock and ceiling fan, high-quality Zeiss binoculars, individual gas geysers, a ‘His and Hers’ vanity unit in an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, an in-room safe and an intercom system to reception. Private Suites at Khwai River Lodge offers the ultimate in exclusive safari accommodation complete with a private plunge pool and his & hers outdoor showers. You will also have your own private guide and driver for game drives.
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. To the side, a generous heated splash pool which is set amongst the trees for shade and privacy. 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. 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, cozy slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries.
Be it in the open-air or within the covered dining area, Khwai River Lodge offers a dining experience to remember. In the heart of the safari experience, surrounded by wildlife, enjoy delicious cuisine created by the lodge’s skilled chefs. The restaurant offers something for everyone all day and will also be glad to prepare picnics for you to take on a game drive. For guests looking for a more intimate experience, enjoy superb cuisine, fine wine and discreet service with a romantic dinner served on the deck of your tent beneath the African sky (extra charges may apply for private dining).
Indulge in a spa treatment in the magnificent surroundings of the Okavango Delta. Feel at one with nature as the lodge’s experts use a selection of naturally wild products to sooth and relax you after a day filled with exciting activity. Catch up on some ‘laps’ while on safari in the 20 meter Swimming pool. Early morning and afternoon 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. Other activities include moonlight safaris, star gazing, walking safaris, bird watching and village life experiences.
(Moremi Game Reserve, Savute)
From a wildlife-lovers paradise, to one of the greatest natural wonders in Africa, this tour through Botswana’s delta and onto Victoria Falls is for the truly intrepid. Book any 4 night combination of the luxurious Khwai River Lodge and Savute Elephant Camp before April 30th 2015, for travel this year, and receive a complimentary 35 minute scenic helicopter safari.
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