Khwai River Lodge

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Nestled on the edge of the leadwood and fig tree forest of the Khwai River floodplains on a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve

Khwai River Lodge is a versatile property situated within the Khwai Concession, which borders the Okavango Delta’s world famous Moremi Game Reserve. The lodge benefits from access both to the game rich game reserve whilst at the same time allowing guests the advantages of a private concession including game walks and night game drives.

The rich grazing of the Khwai floodplains are well known for the concentrations of plains game both resident and migratory. The Khwai Concession’s position between the seasonal grasslands of the Mbabe Depression and the perennial waters of the Okavango Delta place it at the epicentre of this dynamic ecosystem.

The 14 luxuriously appointed rooms at Khwai River Lodge are tented and built on elevated platforms providing wonderful views over the concession’s floodplains. Expansive private decks furnished with easy chairs and hammock are ideal for viewing wildlife or lazing away the afternoon. These luxury tents provide considerable comfort with en suite bathrooms and screened four poster beds. In addition to being shaded by thatched roofs, tents are air-conditioned.

A private suite offers a more secluded, romantic experience. The suite’s large deck includes a private plunge pool and his and hers outdoor shower and copper-framed Victorian bath providing the ultimate in exclusive safari accommodation.

The lodge’s public areas are spacious and overlook the floodplains of the Okavango Delta and include a small reference library and curio shop. A large swimming pool provides a perfect vantage point from where to watch the daily comings and goings of the wild.

Game activities are focused on the bush with both day and night game drives. The private Khwai Concession also allows for guided game walks, allowing guests experience the African bush in more detail with a focus on the trees, birds and small creatures of this fascinating environment. Spa treatments are available at and additional cost.

In Outline



Khwai River Lodge is accessed via light aircraft from Maun International Airport and other camps and lodges in northern Botswana.

The camp is also accessible by vehicle via road from Maun.


From USD 1925


The Okavango Delta region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).


Summers in the Okavango Delta are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.


Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.


  • Both day and night game drives
  • Air-conditioned tents
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Room to room telephones
  • Same day complimentary laundry
  • Spa treatments – at an additional cost

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Large concentrations of plains game encourage great predator sightings, including all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. Guests can also expect to see leopard and spotted hyaena. Herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell’s zebra are also regularly seen.

Best Time to Travel

Game viewing at Khwai River Lodge perennially good, although game is most prolific in the winter.

Bird Sightings

The Okavango Delta has prolific birdlife. Including African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Birding is particularly good in summer.

Guest Safety

Khwai River Lodge is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.