Beautiful "Tents" - The only tent-like features are the walls which are made of heavy nylon. There's a real roof over your heads, wooden, and raised floor, tiled shower, plumbing, and a/c and heating. There's also a little porch that overlooks the river.
Rooms are perfect if you're looking for a more rustic but luxurious type of camp. It's very different from some of the other premier lodges that have a more modern feel.
There's a river right in front so you'll see elephants and hippos everyday. In the evenings, my family members and I have heard a cheetah and a lion outside our tents. It's perfectly safe as long as you're inside. As in all camps, you're advised not to walk to and from your tent without a staff member when it's dark.
The pool looked pretty but it was winter so too cold to go for a swim.
The main lodge was spacious and comfortable and had a great view of the river.
Excellent! We saw lions, elephants, and other small game the 1st afternoon. The next few days our driver and tracker found hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, more elehants, and more lions. The jeeps all had sun roofs, which were great for afternoon game drives.
Excellent. What really made our stay memorable at Khwai River Lodge was the staff. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to get to know us. We spent a few nights around the campfire with the staff and the trackers who shared their hilarious stories on living in Botswana, working at different lodges, etc, as well as, insightful facts about Botswana as a country.
There was a lot of food served but nothing great in terms of taste and quality. I can understand though it's probably difficult to have to transport food to the middle of nowhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Khwai River Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Moremi Game Reserve