Belmond Khwai River Lodge

A front row seat for the drama of the Delta

Our safari accommodation lets nature come to you. Each lodge is surrounded by land teeming with life. Witness the elephants herding their young from your private elevated deck. Or revive at sundown in a private plunge pool––you might hear the call of slaty egret bidding each other goodnight.

Let Secrets VIP take you on an unforgettable safari with Belmond and enjoy the following in the preferred, All Inclusive rates.

*From 590 US$ per person sharing per night, including:

Luxury accommodation
Safari activities
All meals and select drinks
National park fees
Emergency insurance
Round-trip flight from Maun to the lodge

*Minimum 2 night stay


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.

Under a traditional thatch roof, stretch out on your four-poster bed or savour a sundowner from the minibar. Spot zebra from the comfort of your panoramic deck.
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Tucked away from the main rooms, our private suite offers a more secluded, romantic experience. Submerge in a heated plunge pool as antelope dash only metres away. Or take an alfresco shower at dawn to witness the savannah coming to life as you do.


Otherworldly Dining in the African Savannah 

Be seated as pink-backed pelicans jostle for a spot at the adjacent river. In the hands of our talented chefs, dine on locally inspired dishes in the lodge’s covered dining area or under a starlit African sky.

* All Inclusive

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.

"Like the tribal elders before you, a Boma feast lets you taste and feel the true essence of Africa"

Experience one of Botswana’s more unique dining experiences. Traditionally a meeting place for senior tribesmen, our Belmond Khwai River Lodge Boma unites fellow guests to feast on local dishes against the backdrop of giant trees. While you dine, local musicians invoke the rhythms associated with this spiritual land.

More to Savour.....

Private Dining

As birds of prey circle above, experience the most atmospheric African feast. Observe local wildlife loping through the long grass as a butler serves up superb dishes and wines on your own candlelit deck.                      If you’re lucky, local reed frogs will provide the soundtrack. We guarantee it will be a memory you’ll cherish forever.


Feel the beating heart of Botswana

Belmond Khwai River Lodge is the perfect base for an adventure into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. From heart racing morning game drives to mesmerising evening stargazing, we’ll help you feel closer to this captivating land. Wildlife can be spotted all year round, including giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs.

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives depart daily in open land cruisers. Night drives, with spotlights and stargazing presentations, are also available after dinner.                                                                                     As the lodge is located on a private concession, vehicles are allowed to drive before and after sunset, as well as off road.

Walking Safari

Get closer to the wildlife than ever before on a Khwai River walk with one of our experienced guides. Embrace the spirit of adventure as you trek through the rugged landscape, spotting animal tracks, curious insects, rare plant life and countless other amazing sights.

Bird Watching 

Conceal yourself in our private hide, which enjoys elevated views across the Khwai River. It’s the perfect spot to observe the region’s rich variety of birds, including malachite kingfishers and open-billed storks.


Be captivated by the treasures of the boundless night sky. Using a telescope, focus in on constellations that northern hemisphere visitors may never have seen before, such as the Southern Cross.

You’ll also discover how Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south.

Spa Treatments

After a day of activity, unwind with some expert spa pampering. Relax with a rejuvenating treatment, either at the intimate spa, in the comfort of your room or on your private deck. A variety of massages are available for you to choose from. We exclusively use products from Africology, which are 100% natural and chemical-free.

Mothupi's Boma

As evening descends, head out for a truly authentic African experience. Gather in a circle round the campfire to share stories of the day’s highlights, illuminated by the flickering glow of the flames. The scene is set by a local choir singing traditional songs, before you are invited to tuck into a feast of African dishes.

At the Lodge ..…

For when you’ve had your fill of action, or if you’re looking to while away the hours before a night drive, take time to read and relax by our expansive pool.                                                                                                    The Khwai River acts as a magnet for wildlife. Viewings from the main lodge are sure to impress all year round—hippos and elephants almost a certainty.