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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Belmond Khwai River Lodge is located on a private concession nestled on the edge of the leadwood and fig tree forest of the Khwai River floodplains bordering the Moremi Wildlife Reserve which allows free movement of animals within the Delta according to seasonal migrations. Khwai River floodplains are renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and is a year round destination for wildlife. Enjoy the option of safaris in either the Moremi Wildlife Reserve or the private concession where guided safari walks and evening safaris are also offered.
With large and luxurious accommodation, clients can experience the best of the wilderness combined with the finer luxuries in life. Belmond is also the only cluster of safari lodges (including Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge and Belmond Eagle Island Lodge) in Botswana that offer air-conditioned rooms.
Rates are inclusive of full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner along with drinks (VSOP brands and imported champagne are additional costs) – special safari activities and experiences such as survival skills and spa treatments are optional extras.
Belmond owns and operates three safari lodges in Botswana, each situated in a unique location and eco-system, which gives guests the opportunity to experience a variety of safari experiences within one complete itinerary

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    Belmond Khwai River Lodgeis home to luxury rooms seated on raised wooden platforms withtraditional African thatch roof. Private decks with easy chairs andhammocks provide panoramic views. Inside you’ll find a nettedfour-poster bed, an elegant bathroom, a stocked mini bar and discreetair conditioning. Tucked away from the main rooms, our private suiteoffers a more secluded, romantic experience. The large deck includes aheated splash pool with full views of the reserve. An open-airbathroom, complete with double showers and copper-framed Victorianbath, brings you closer to nature.

    Belmon Khwai River Lodge
    • Moremi Wildlife Reserve
    • 14 luxury rooms, 1 private suite
    • Spa treatments
    • 20m swimming pool
    • Exclusive nighttime safaris
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    Be it in the open-air or within our covered dining areas, our lodges offer a dining experience to remember. In the heart of the Botswana safari experience, surrounded by wildlife, enjoy delicious cuisine created by skilled chefs.

    Bring yourself closer to nature with a dinner in the atmospheric Boma at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge.

    There is no better place to experience the sunset than from Belmond Eagle Island Lodge’s Fish-Eagle Bar.

    Enjoy superb cuisine, fine wine and discreet service with a romantic dinner beneath the star-studded African sky, served on the deck of your room.

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BELMOND KHWAI RIVER LODGE - RATES 2017

  1-3 Nights 1-3 Nights 1-3 Nights 4-6 Nights 4-6 Nights 4-6 Nights 7+ Nights 7+ Nights 7+ Nights
  Low Season Shoulder
Season
High Season Low Season Shoulder
Season
High Season Low Season Shoulder
Season
High Season
Luxury Twin USD 720 USD 885 USD 1 490 USD 650 USD 790 USD 1 345 USD 615 USD 750 USD 1 275
Twin Single Supp N/A USD 440 USD 740 N/A USD 395 USD 670 N/A USD 380 USD 640
3rd Person USD 360 USD 440 USD 1 120 USD 325 USD 395 USD 1 010 USD 305 USD 380 USD 955
Private Suite USD 865 USD 1 060 USD 1 790 USD 780 USD 960 USD 1 615 USD 740 USD 895 USD 1 520
Private Suite Single Supp N/A USD 530 USD 895 N/A USD 485 USD 810 N/A USD 450 USD 760
Guide Room* USD 295 USD 295 USD 295 USD 295 USD 295 USD 295 USD 295 USD 295 USD 295
Private Vehicle* USD 845 USD 840 USD 845 USD 845 USD 845 USD 845 USD 845 USD 845 USD 845

* Subject to availability

2017 SEASONS – FOR BELMOND KHWAI RIVER LODGE

FROM TO SEASON OFFERS NOTES
01 January 31 March Low Season 25% discount off 3 nights or more Offers not combineable
01 April 30 June Shoulder Season Min 4 night and FOC intercamp Offers not combineable
01 July 14 October High Season Stay 4 pay 3 Offers not combineable
15 October 14 November Shoulder Season Min 4 night and FOC intercamp Offers not combineable
15 November 23 December Low Season 25% discount off 3 nights or more Offers not combineable
24 December 31 December Shoulder Season Min 4 night and FOC intercamp Offers not combineable

 

Luxury Tented Room

All luxury tents at Belmond Khwai River Lodge are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering magnificent views of the African landscape. The tents are shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.

Sounds of wildlife surround you as you relax on your large private deck furnished with easy chairs and a hammock. The deck also provides a spectacular environment for enjoying a private dinner in complete harmony with your surroundings, ideal for special a occasion or just as a treat.

The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with en suite bathrooms, a private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed with mosquito netting as well as discreet air conditioning.

Amenities include:
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Mini bar
  • Outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan
  • Private viewing deck
  • High-quality Zeiss binoculars
  • Individual gas geysers
  • 'His and hers' vanity unit in en-suite bathroom
  • Electric heaters
  • 110v/220v plugs for electric razors
  • Facilities for charging video batteries
  • 24 hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryers
  • In-room safes
  • Overhead fans
  • Intercom system to reception
Private Suite

Belmond 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 rooms in the lode.

The extended viewing deck has two relaxing sun loungers, perfect for basking in the African sun. To the side, a generous heated splash pool is set amongst the trees for shade and privacy, with full views of the Delta allowing one to wallow in communion with the hippos whilst spotting elephant and crocodiles on the island banks.

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.

Choose an elegant candle-lit dinner on the private outdoor deck (additional rates apply). 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, cosy slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries.
OFFERS 2017
Please note offers are NOT combineable

GREEN/LOW SEASON
 15 November - 23 December 2017


Stay THREE consecutive nights at any Belmond Safaris Lodge and get a 25% discount off the first 3 night and ALL additional nights thereafter.

SHOULDER SEASON
 15 October - 14 November / 24 December - 31 December 2017

Book FOUR nights or more at a combination of  Belmond Safaris Lodge, and receive complimentary intercamp flights from/to Maun and between any Belmond Safari Lodges (excluding local departure tax of  
$12.00 per person and Kasane supplement charges.

HIGH SEASON
01 July - 14 October 2017

Stay FOUR nights at a combination of  Belmond Safaris Lodge and only pay for THREE night.


HELICOPTER SAFARI
Optional Activity

Belmond Eagle Lodge is the only luxury Safari lodge in the Okavango Delta that boasts a permanently based helicopter. Enjoy a 35min scenic helicopter safari over the Okavango Delta, offering incredible photographic opportunities of the diverse landscapes and wildlife that the area is renowned for.
$340.00 per person for a 35 minute seat-in-helicopter scenic flight experience.

Special notes: Extra bed/triple room usage for 12 years and older will be charged the 3rd person rate subject to availability at time of booking.

Children: Minimum age for children 6 years and older.

  • Children 6 – 11 years pay 50% of the adult per person sharing rate for low and shoulder seasons.
  • Children 6 – 11 years pay 75% of the adult per person sharing rate for high season.
OFFERS 2018
Belmond’s three luxury safari lodges in what is regarded as Africa's ultimate safari destination –  Botswana features Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge and they are located in the unspoilt and remote Northern Botswana wilderness, each in a completely different ecosystem. Together they offer a truly diverse safari experience that will delight  the most seasoned travellers.
 

GREEN/LOW SEASON
01 January - 31 March 2018 / 15 November - 23 December 2018


  Stay THREE nights at a combination of Belmond Safaris lodges and only pay for TWO nights

SHOULDER SEASON
01 April  - 30 June 2018 / 01 October - 14 November / 24 December - 31 December 2018

Stay FOUR nights at a combination of Belmond Safaris lodges and only pay for THREE nights


HIGH SEASON
01 July - 30 September 2018

Stay FIVE nights at a combination of Belmond Safaris lodges and only pay for FOUR nights


HELICOPTER SAFARI
Optional Activity

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is the only lodge in the Okavango Delta that boasts a permanently based helicopter;
enjoy a 35-minute scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, offering incredible photographic opportunities of the diverse landscapes and wildlife that the area is renowned for. Rate: $370.00 per person, minimum two people

 

Terms and Conditions:
Offers are not combinable, applies for consecutive nights and the lowest nightly rate is complimentary, offers may be used at a combination of Belmond lodges, special offers are only applicable to standard  USD rates
 
DISCOVER AFRICA IN BELMOND STYLE

Experience the best of Belmond’s Southern Africa with our new seven-night special offer:
Rate: $9,470 per room, a 68% saving on normal retail rates

Stay at the best address in town - Cape Town’s most established, much loved and iconic hotel, Belmond Mount Nelson. Situated across the road from the cultural and historical centre of the city and adjacent to trendy vibrant streets lined with café culture and independently owned shops, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is an exclusive oasis in the heart of Cape Town, the perfect place to relax, and to discover the many and varied attractions of the city.

The second part of your African odyssey takes you to one of Africa’s ultimate safari destinations. The luxury tented safari lodges – Belmond Eagle
Island Lodge, Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge are located in the unspoilt and remote Northern Botswana wilderness, each in a completely different ecosystem. Together they offer a complete and a truly diverse safari experience that will delight the most seasoned travellers.

Includes:

  •  Four night’s safari at any combination of our lodges, fully inclusive of meals, local beverages and safari activities
  •  Intercamp flights and departure taxes
  •  Three nights at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, breakfast included, guaranteed complimentary upgrade to Junior Suite and VIP status
Terms and Conditions:
  • Valid for travel from 03 January - 25 December 2018
  • Valid for consecutive stays

All accommodation rates are based on per person sharing per night and inclusive of: Accommodation, meals (breakfast,lunch, tea and dinner), all drinks including a select list of branded spirits and wines but excluding VSOP spirits, reserve wines & imported champagne, daily laundry services. At least 2 game viewing activities daily, emergency medical evacuation insurance and national park fees, VAT in Botswana. And exclusive of: Inter-lodge flights, gratuities, items of a personal nature, travel insurance, costs of obtaining visas, satellite phone charges.

Special notes: Extra bed/triple room usage will be charged on a per person sharing basis in a triple room. 1 night stays on special request only.
Children: Children under 12 sharing a room with two full paying adults will be charged the 3rd person sharing rate. Children under 12 sharing a twin room with an adult will be charged the normal contracted per person sharing rate.
Suites – the suites at Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Eagle Island Lodge include an outdoor bathroom, private plunge pool.

The Rates  are per person per night sharing with a single supplement applicable for single occupancy. Group bookings of ten or more Guests (5 or more rooms) will not be covered by this Contract, and needs to be requested separately for quoting purposes.

The Rates are inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in twin-bedded rooms with air conditioning
  • Botswana National park fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Government levied General Sales Tax (currently 12%; any increase shall be for the account of the Tour Operator pursuant to clause 2.4 of Schedule 4)
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • All drinks, teas, coffees, soft drinks, house wines, local beer and a select list of spirits
  • Daily laundry services
  • 2 game viewing activities per day

The rates are exclusive of:

  • Scheduled and / or private inter-lodge flight costs from Maun, other lodges, Kasane or Livingstone
  • Scheduled and / or private road transfers from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or boat / road transfers from Livingstone, Zambia
  • VSOP Spirits, South African Reserve Wines and important Champagne
  • Botswana departure tax where applicable
  • The helicopter flight safari activity at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge which can be pre-booked at an additional cost.

All Rates (including those that are attributed to the helicopter excursion at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge) are subject to any increase outside the Company’s control and or by the amount of any future increase in General Sales Tax, VAT and/or levy rates. Any such increase to take effect from the date upon which any such future increase is announced. The Company will give written notice to the Tour Operator of any future GST, VAT or levy changes, of the consequentially revised rate and of the date from which such revised rate is to take effect.
 

Additional Person / Children’s Policy

Children are considered those between the ages of 6 and 11 years old and the following conditions will apply: Children will be required to have an adult (over the age of 16) accompanying them at all times when in the lodge. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure this. Children will be required to sleep in the parents’ rooms and be accompanied in a room with at least 1 adult (over the age of 16).
Children under 6 years of age are not permitted to stay at our lodge, due to safety reasons. The inter-lodge flights are charged at the full price. Verification of the child's age is required prior to traveling by means of passport details.

6 to 11 years of age (Child)

ONE extra bed can be placed in a luxury room, upon availability a maximum of 2 triple luxury rooms per lodge per night at an additional cost per night. The accommodation will be based on a fully inclusive basis including 2 game viewing activities per day (although there may be restrictions on certain activities for children aged 6-11 years of age). Extra beds are subject to availability.    

12 years and over (Adult)

ONE extra bed can be placed in a luxury room, upon availability a maximum of 2 triple luxury rooms  per lodge per night at an additional cost per night. The accommodation will be based on a fully inclusive basis including 2 game viewing activities per day. Extra beds are subject to availability.

Kindly note that accommodation is limited to a maximum of three persons in a room. There are a limited number of extra beds. Private vehicle hire for families are subject to availability at the time of booking and/or check-in, are on a request basis, and will be charged at an additional rate.

Arrival & Departure Times

The general arrival time is from 14:00pm. The general departure time is 11:00am.

Smoking Laws

Please be advised that due to stringent smoking laws, all public areas (with the exception of the outside areas) and all rooms have been declared non-smoking areas under the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, any person who fails to comply with this notice shall be prosecuted and may be liable to a fine.

Deposits

20% of the total invoiced amount. The balance of payment is due 45 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellation / reduction in numbers received between 90 and 46 days prior to arrival, 20% of the contracted rate will be charged
2. Cancellation / reduction in numbers received between 45 and 31 days prior to arrival, 50% of the contracted rate will be charged
3. Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to arrival then 100% of the contracted rate will be charged
 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Shoulder Season
01/04/2017 - 30/06/2017
and
 15/10/2017 - 14/11/2017
and
24/12/2017 – 31/12/2017
High Season
01/07/2017 - 14/10/2017
Low Season
01/01/2017 - 31/03/2017
 and
15/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Maun Airport to Belmond Lodge and visa versa
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 225.00 USD 250.00 USD 205.00
Belmond Lodge to Belmond Lodge
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 225.00 USD 250.00 USD 205.00
Kasane to Belmond Lodge and visa versa  
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 420.00 USD 425.00 USD 400.00
Kasane to Livingstone Airport and visa versa
Rate is charged on a per person basis and excludes departure taxes*
USD 360.00 USD 360.00 USD 360.00
Kasane to Victoria Falls Airport and visa versa*
Rate is charged on a per person basis and excludes departure taxes
USD 400.00 USD 400.00 USD 400.00
Domestic Departure Tax
Payable for every arrival either from Maun or Kasane
into the first camp and payable in advance
USD 15.00 USD 15.00 USD 15.00
International Departure Tax
Payable for every flight departure from Kasane Airport,
Livingstone Airport or Victoria Falls Airport and payable
in advance on Kasane to Livingston or Victoria Falls routings
USD 30.00 USD 30.00 USD 30.00

* Minimum of 2 people required on each flight
The maximum luggage taken on board per passenger is 20 kg in soft bags, including hand luggage.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS VALID 01.01.2017– 31.12.2017
ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO
RATES
A. Transfers to other camps on request
B. Private charter rates on request
C. Prices are USD  and inclusive of Botswana VAT. 
D. Prices are subject to major fuel or government tax increase
E. Bookings to be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel
All rates above exclude departure taxes payable in cash on departing Livingstone and Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport. For all flights a minimum of 2 passengers per flight transfer is required. Should a client arrive at an airport with excess luggage without prior arrangements we reserve the right to charge the client to transport the excess luggage. 

PASSENGER LIMITATIONS ON INTER-CAMP FLIGHTS
All inter-camp flights provided by the preferred 3rd party charter company, whom are subcontracted by Gametrackers PTY (LTD), trading as Belmond Safaris, are governed by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), standards. The contracted Operator is strongly recommended to advise Gametrackers PTY (LTD) in writing should any of the following limitation be exceeded so the necessary arrangements can be made in advance of travel.
• The average male passenger weight is 98 kg per person
1. The average female passenger weight is 80 kg per person
a. Children (aged 8 to 111 years) are 35 kg per person

It is the responsibility if the Operator to ensure that its clients are fully aware of the luggage allowance of 20kgs (soft bag) per person including hand luggage, should they be utilising the service inter-camp flights. The maximum luggage taken on board per passenger is 20 kg, including hand luggage
a. The luggage comprises of soft type bags, each with a maximum dimension of 35 cm by 70 cm in order to fit into the pod door.
Please note no hard frames or wheels.
It is the responsibility of the Operator to ensure that its clients are fully aware of the luggage allowance of 20kgs (soft bag) per person including hand luggage, should they be utilising the service inter-camp flights. The Lodge Company cannot be held responsible for any extra costs incurred as a result of the above conditions not being adhered to.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Value Added Options

    Value Added Options

    *Some value added options may come at a surcharge By air from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport on Air Botswana or SA Airlink to either Maun or Kasane. Road or charter air transfer from Victoria Falls Zambia or Zimbabwe, or from Windhoek on Air Namibia. Private charter flights to Maun can also be arranged. Flight is 20 minutes from Maun Airport Flight is 60 minutes from Kasane Airport
    • Specialist talk by guide: ‘Lake Makgadikgadi’ (Delta to Pan: Geology, Hydrology and myths)
    • Storytelling around the camp fire
    • Basket weaving experience at tea time or a village tour
    • Black Pools full day excursion
    • Specialist walking safaris (trees, birds, wildlife, etc)
    • Spoor identification knowledge with guide
    • Raptor Identification
    • Star gazing mythology
    • Sundowners in the bush
    • Spa treatment
  • Activities

    Activities

    From heart pounding big game encounters to stargazing in a flawlessly clear sky, our luxury Botswana safaris create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Facilities

    Facilities

    Property Facilities
    • Bar
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Library
    • Private Vehicle Available
    • Eco Friendly
    • Internet Access (Complimentary)
    • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    • TV Room

    Room Facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony / Deck
    • Dressing Gowns
    • En-Suite
    • Fan
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • Tea / Coffee
    • Complementary Wi-Fi
    • Hair Dryer
    • Lounge Area
    • Pure Cotton Linen
    • Mosquito Nets
    • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    • Mini Bar (Complimentary)
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