Launched in 1971, the original lodge eschewed hunting in favour of photographic safaris. It was set up by Harry Selby, a safari specialist who inspired one of Ernest Hemingway’s fictional heroes. Selby chose a beautiful spot under giant sycamore figs and leadwood trees on the northern bank of the Khwai River. He also built his "bridge over the River Khwai", which today serves as the North Gate entrance to Moremi Game Reserve.
Moremi is exceptional for year-round game viewing. No fences are allowed in the reserve, so animals roam freely according to seasonal migration patterns. Come here on a wealth of adventures ranging from early morning game drives to moonlight safaris and stargazing excursions. Just six passengers travel in eachvehicle, so everyone enjoys great views of the action.
Back at the Khwai River Lodge, A Belmond Safari, round off a perfect day with a dip in the pool or a spa treatment, then join for a buffet of delectable African specialities in Mothupi’s Boma as a choir sings tribal songs.
Belmond's three luxurious safari lodges are set in the unspoilt wilderness of Northern Botswana. Each lodge enjoys its own ecosystem, so the experience from one to the next is dramatically different. Together they form an incredible safari journey that will enchant the most seasoned traveller.
Elephants are, not surprisingly, the main attraction at Savute Elephant Lodge, a Belmond Safari, located in the Chobe National Park, (approx 20 minutes flight from Khwai River Lodge) with an exemplary eco-friendly design, luxurious spa and viewing hide.
At Eagle Island Lodge, a Belmond Safari (approx 20 minute flight from Khwai River Lodge), stunningly designed to conjure up an explorer’s base, you can drift through the watery landscape on a mokoro canoe, spotting colourful reed frogs and kingfishers.
You can fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB) to either Maun (MUB) or Kasane (BBK); from Cape Town Airport (CPT) to Maun; from Zambia or Zimbabwe by road transfer or scheduled charter flight; From Namibia by commercial flight or Private Charter. Private charter flights from / to the lodges and from / to Maun or Kasane airports can be arranged.
Scheduled intercamp flights are approximately 30 minutes from Maun Airport or 60 minutes from Kasane Airport. Helicopter transfers from Maun are are also available.
All guests are welcome at Belmond's private airstrip and a helipad is also located nearby.
A GOURMET AFRICAN ESCAPE
Awaken to fresh coffee and a light breakfast ahead of your game drive. Gourmet picnics are packed for each excursion, while nightly feasts showcase African delicacies. Full board lodgings include a delicious daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus beverages. Premium alcoholic brands and imported champagnes are offered at additional cost. Special dietary requirements are catered for on request.
Enjoy a soothing massage or facial in one of the two treatment rooms or on your own private deck. The spa uses 100% Africology products, which include ingredients favoured by traditional healers. Choose the potato mask to brighten and moisturise skin or a tensionreleasing, deep-tissue massage using wooden sticks.
Cool down in the lodge's 20-metre pool. Fresh towels and a full bar service are all provided.
A glimpse at the night sky will make you starry eyed. Using a telescope, focus in on constellations that northern hemisphere visitors may never have seen before, such as the Southern Cross. With the help of the guide, discover how Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south.
Conceal yourself in the lodge's private hide enjoying elevated views across the Khwai River. It’s the perfect spot to observe the region’s rich variety of birds, including mala...
All luxury tented rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and are shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife or for enjoying a dinner in complete privacy. The interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom and a four poster bed complete with mosquito netting.
SIZE 55 SQ M (590 SQ FT)
The private suite offers guests the same comforts as the rooms, and in addition a large Victorian bath, rim flow plunge pool, as well as his and her outdoor shower.
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