Khwai River Lodge in Botswana has been making a series of innovative improvements that make wildlife watching even better. Sliding glass doors have been installed in all tents, allowing vacationers to watch wildlife from the moment they wake up. At night, visitors get to use special night-vision binoculars with a 455 ft viewing range. Other technological improvements at the lodge include the addition of high definition Zeiss Conquest binoculars which make it even easier to watch eagles hunting, elephants playing in the mud, and more. Tents have also been upgraded with Wi-fi internet access.
The property overlooks the floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. You can watch animals from your private deck, furnished with easy chairs and a hammock. Luxury tents are set on raised wooden platforms and have a traditional African thatch roof. Inside, there is a bathroom, a fully-stocked mini-bar, a four-poster bed complete with mosquito netting, and air conditioning. The Lodge has its own spa - you can enjoy alfresco treatments at the spa or on your own private decks, using products derived from local plants. Moremi Reserve is situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta which has just been voted the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reserve extends north and east to join Chobe National Park. The lodge has a fitness center and a relaxing spa - you can request a massage right on your private deck for ultimate relaxation.
The lodge has an outdoor swimming pool for swimming laps and cooling off during the day. The high-powered telescope can be used for wildlife watching and stargazing at night. If you want to stay connected while on the road, access the internet and satellite TV in the main lounge. Enjoy same day laundry service which is convenient so that you don’t have to worry about bringing too much clothing. The Traditional Boma is the place to go for dinners and local performances. If you need to purchase clothing and gifts, the property has a shop with safari wear, local art and crafts. A reference library is available for learning about the area. There is a private airstrip at the lodge, making it easy to get to. Your safari will include a round-trip flight from Maun, three meals daily, all snacks and drinks. Wildlife watching is included, as well as national park fees and emergency medical evacuation insurance. Belmond has been operating in northern Botswana for more than 20 years. Look for deals and packages when booking your stay, such as "Best Available Rate" which gives you the lowest cost in your chosen timeframe. If you are looking for a more in-depth experience, look at Belmond journeys which let you visit several destinations and stay at Belmond's other luxury lodges as well (+27 (0)21 483 1600, 1 800 957 6137). Photo:
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