Elephant drinking in the water of the Khwai River

Khwai River Tours and Travels

About Khwai River

The Khwai River is situated on the Northern side of Botswana and extends from the dazzling Okavango Delta, one of the country's top destinations, and forms part of the Moremi Game Reserve border. This powerful body of water is located near a village aptly named the Khwai Village, which started as a small San settlement and has grown much larger in the past years. It is also one of the first places where non-hunting Botswana safaris originated. This river can be seen near the North Gate of the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Khwai River Tours

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Khwai River Hotels

If you are planning a Khwai River holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Camp Dizhana Khwai River

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

Camp Dizhana is an eco-friendly camp, with comfortable tents and the option to either stay as a full board guest or to self-cater. Camp Dizhana is situated on the banks of the Khwai River. The camp is built in the Mababe community concession area that borders the Moremi and Chobe National Parks, which makes for an excellent game viewing experience. Boat and driving excursions are both available, providing guests with some fantastic wildlife sightings.

Khwai Bedouin Camp Khwai River

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Overlooking the magnificent Khwai River on a private concession, the Khwai Bedouin Camp is set deep in the bush amongst large acacia trees with comfortable en suite tents facing the river. The camp is frequently visited by the local animal residents, from elephants to lions, so you can enjoy your safari from the comfort of your own tent. At night, bed down to soft pillows and duvets with mosquito nets provided for your added comfort. This one of a kind camp is situated in the Khwai River area just outside the northern gate of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Mankwe Bush Lodge Khwai River

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

To stay at Mankwe Bush Lodge is like staying inside a game park as the animals move around freely and there are no fences between the reserves and the campsite. Mankwe Bush Lodge offers classic, luxury, tented chalets elevated to reveal a grand view of the mopani bush below. Set amongst the african bush in a private concession within the Moremi Game Reserve, the luxury tented chalets of Mankwe Bush Lodge are surrounded by a canopy of indigenous mopani bush and Camelthorn Trees.

Sango Safari Camp Khwai River

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Sango Safari Camp is hidden away under the shade of the trees that overlook the Khwai River. The tent huts come equipped with an ensuite and comfortable furnishings. In the main area there is a plunge pool as well as a dining area and lounge. The camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding wildlife of this unique habitat. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and on the border of Moremi Game Reserve.

Khwai River Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Khwai River.

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Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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