One of Botswana's oldest lodges, Khwai River Lodge was founded by Harry Selby (later immortalised in Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro") at his favourite campsite. Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta, it was the first wildlife area to be set aside by tribal people rather than colonial powers. 


Although the only statutorily protected part of the Okavango Delta, it is surrounded by a carefully controlled buffer zone. This allows free movement of animals according to seasonal migration. Extending north and east to join Chobe National Park, it is a wildlife haven that stretches all the way to Kasane.


14 luxury rooms and 1 private suite seated on raised wooden platforms with traditional African thatch roof, private decks with easy chairs and hammocks that provide panoramic views. A netted four-poster bed, an elegant bathroom, a stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning. Tucked away from the main rooms, our private suite offers a more secluded, romantic experience. The large deck includes a heated splash pool with full views of the reserve. An open-air bathroom, complete with double showers and copper-framed Victorian bath, brings you closer to nature.


Al fresco dining with views of the reserve, high-powered telescope, Internet access, traditional Boma for dinners and local performances immersing into local culture. Spa facilities; treatments can be arranged on your own private deck.



Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary 30-minute massage Spa treatment, once per stay
  • US90 Hotel credits per room
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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