Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River

Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River

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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Mababe
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mogotlho Safari Lodge emanates the essence of Africa and delivers an intimate Botswana holiday on the Khwai River. This Khwai River safari lodge, bordered by the Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve, is a choice for the conscious safari enthusiast. The luxury tented camp is built off-grid, seamlessly blending into the lush natural surroundings. Guests can immerse themselves into a true African experience with an array of excursions on offer, including game drives and walking safaris, guided and hosted by Mogotlho’s passionate guide team. Each of the 13 tents at this Botswana safari camp has been placed to ensure unspoiled panoramic views of the African bush. With each tent having an unspoilt view of the Khwai River, there will be ample opportunity to observe the local wildlife and ever-changing landscape from the privacy of your balcony.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Outdoor fireplace
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Ng 41, Mababe, Ngamiland East Botswana
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Mary C wrote a review Oct 2022
Phoenix, Arizona
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mogotlho Safari Lodge is outstanding!! There is nothing to compare with because the facilities and staff are steps above most hotels/resorts you could book in a major city and they accomplish all this in remote location. The lodge is self contained— solar facility miles above any in some major cities.
Andrew, Brendon and Kurt together with staff will keep you happy and comfortable between safari drives— Jane and staff work miracles in kitchen— no issues with special diet requests and food was excellent. BB, Kelly and Sharley are friendly and provide friendly/ caring and efficient service. Mr. T and Dima (guides) perhaps jokingly took requests for what we wanted to see but somehow made it happen— all while insuring we were safe and enjoying every minute!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 14 Oct 2022
Hi Mary C from Phoenix, Arizona, Thanks for leaving a great review of Mogotlho Safari Lodge. We are absolutely thrilled that you found our facilities and staff better and above most hotels and resorts - and we appreciate when our guests acknowledge our remote location, related to service levels. Thank you!! We will pass on your compliments to Andrew, Brendon, Kurt, Jane, Kelly, Mr. T and Dima, and all the other team members who ensured that you were enjoying every minute of your stay at Mogotlho! Kind regards, The Hideaways Team
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Sue M wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My first time to stay at this lodge in the Delta. What a wonderful start to my safari tour.
The chalet tents are so spacious and comfortable. In the bathroom you have to remind yourself it is in a tent it is modern and perfect!
Once I settled in, I could take in the location. River right in front of the tent means there is something going on all the time. You can just sit there or an hour of so.
The chalet's are spread out so you cannot see our neighbours, this also means you get personal pick up to go to dinner.
Dinner was a true Botswana delicious spread to choose from. The main area deck, bar and pool looks over this huge Mogothlo tree. And off course there is where all the action happens. On the first night there was a hippo with a tiny baby and the second night a herd of elephants.
The public toilet is a short deck path slightly down towards the river. The front has only a screen so you can safely watch the animals from close up. It is like a hide but a very private hide! Anyway I loved. You feel so close to the animals.
The game drive was fantastic, the concession being in this sought after area has game galore, Lions, Ele, Waterbuck, Buffalo,Zebra and I can go on.
The staff were great and made me feel special and service was fantastic.
Thank you so much to all the staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Hi Sue, Thanks for the great review - we also describe Mogotlho as 'Magic on the River' with lots of wildlife action indeed. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us; we really strive to bring that personal touch to our services and give each and every one of our guests a magical stay. Please come and join us again soon!
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Ilse Vermaak wrote a review Mar 2022
Maun, Botswana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's been our second visit to Mogotlho and we usually don't visit the same place twice! The lodge and tents have been designed and furnished very tastefully and the accommodation was very comfortable. The staff, service and food were excellent. I would recommend a stay to Mogotlho to everyone! Thanks to Brendan, Andrew, Kurt, BB and other staff for a great stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 04 Apr 2022
Hi Ilse_Vermaak! Thank you for the great review! Awesome to hear that you returned for another amazing getaway and hopefully there will be a third! Nothing beats breath-taking views and delicious food. Will pass on this great feedback to the team! Best Regards, The Hideaways Team
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Lenka wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish we could stay longer. The location and setup of the lodge are wonderful, ideal for those doing self-drive. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I really liked the design – not too much not too little, letting enough space to enjoy the natural settings. The toilet in the central area with a view over the river is a very nice and original touch.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 28 Mar 2022
Hi Lenka_africa! Thank you for your awesome review! We are indeed well known for our breath-taking views. We hope you return for yet another amazing get away! Best Regards, The Hideaways Africa Team
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noel s wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent 4 nights at Mogotlho Safari Lodge as part of our 3 week road trip through Botswana. We were asked for any dietary requirements prior to our arrival. Not knowing whether my request would even be possible, I asked if my wife's meals could be Kheto as per her preference. Not only did this request get honored, but the Head Chef and Co-host Andrew researched, trialed and trained his kitchen staff to bake Kheto muffins, bread and lemon tart. Everything we ate was Kheto friendly to the surprise of my wife. The rooms are very stylishly decorated and have all the amenities required. The bar and pool area are perfect for relaxing during the day and overlook the Khwai River where a lone buffalo is often seen. This is definitely a must-visit lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Hi Noel, from all of us at Hideaways, thank you for this spectacular review! We are thrilled you had a good time at Mogotlho, and very pleased you enjoyed the Chef's special Kheto meals. Whenever we get special dietary requests, our team goes out of their way to accommodate, always keen to try new recipes! The Khwai River is very special and you are right in saying this is a must-visit lodge. Please come back again soon! Best regards, Sandra
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Lipps74 wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here with friends. The lodge staff are all friendly and helpful, nothing is too much effort. On arrival we were greeted with ice cold welcome drinks and everything was very clearly explained to us. Our tents were well appointed and clean. The he addition of fans helped with the heat. Our guide was named Sox and although quite shy initially, he did warm up to us. We were blown away with our trips to the Mbabe Depression. Huge numbers of bird species gathered together, 1000's of buffalo and wonderful elephant sightings.
The food was simple, but well prepared, delicious and bountiful. Just what you need in the bush. My favourite was the pea soup, it wassuperb. Apparently the lodge is going to undergo a renovation and upgrade, it does need this as it is looking a little tired. The area is just beautiful, the summer rainfall has really allowed this concession to shine. The lodge is built on the river which guarantees some bird and animal viewing. We hope to stay here again. Thank you to Sego and her staff for looking after us so well!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rachel M wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had an amazing few days at Mogothlo. My first day there was an elephant hanging out in front of the lodge providing entertainment and overnight a hippo grunting to remind me I was truly in the bush.

The food was delicious and I just wish I could have brought some recipes home. Staff were all very friendly, attentive and welcoming and made sure there was always a drink to hand should you want one. I would go back in a heartbeat
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Hi Rachel, Thanks for the great review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the entertainment of the hippos at night. We look forward to your return, with drinks in hand!
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Teodora T wrote a review Dec 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights with my family. The atmosphere, the hosts and service were wonderful. In spite we were with kids age 2 and 5 everything was organised in a way, comfortable for us and the kids. Our guide did his best to show us as much of the wild life as possible. We enjoyed our stay so much! Thank you! We hope to visit you again next year!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The place is really remote from Maun, which makes it so special. If you are able, organise you...
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Hi Teodorat849, Thank you for the wonderful review you have given us. We are so please you enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Our staff put lots of effort in trying to make everyone feel welcome. We are also happy to get feedback on your kids - many people do not consider bringing such young kids on safari, but in fact it can be a great experience for them and provide guests with very special holiday memories. We look forward to hosting you again next year. kind regards, Sandra
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Kerry N wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the minute we arrived, Mokgotlho offered perfection. Attention to detail, beautifully designed spaces, the kindest, loveliest staff and the most amazing birds and animals - some of which we viewed from the luxury of the sweeping wooden deck over a gin and tonic.

The luxury safari tents are absolutely gorgeous and we had the privilege of lying in bed listening to not only a leopard calling but lions roaring so close by that it sounded like they were right outside.

Andrew and Brendan were fantastic hosts and Bibi and Bright's enthusiasm and dedication to their guests made the experience even more memorable.

In short, if you can go to Mokgotlho, GO!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hideaways Africa, Sales at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 12 Sept 2022
Dear 248kerryn, Thank you for your wonderful review from August 2022. Mogotlho Safari Lodge is a truly wonderful honeymoon destination! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the details, the design, the wildlife and birdlife, and the attention from the staff. We will definitely pass on your compliments to the Mogotlho staff, and hope we get another opportunity to host you at Mogotlho again soon!! Kind regards, The Hideaways Team
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Alida wrote a review Sept 2021
Krugersdorp, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second visit to this beautiful camp with managers, Andrew and Brendon, as welcoming and accommodating as the previous time.
The entertainment area and the rooms are beautifully appointed and the food was fantastic.
BB , the barman makes delicious cocktails and teaches the kids to play chess.
Hoping to go back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from brendon newton, General Manager at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
Responded 26 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful words Alida, and thank you for visiting us again - it is always such a pleasure hosting you! See you soon, and keep safe, Brendon
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Answer from BigFootMidlands
East Midlands, United Kingdom730 contributions291 helpful votes
We drove but had a really powerful 4x4 and trailer .... because they’d had no rain the center section of the road was very high, and the road very soft so we got stuck. Had to take the trailer off and the resort fetched it for us. We saw (and assisted) a lot of other people stuck during our stay. So you need a good car or ask them to fetch you from Maun.
Answer from kalaharichobe
Kasane, Botswana6 contributions
Good day Ellie , can you please elaborate which woman was murdered recently and where ? Botswana has a very low crime rate and handguns are illegal in Botswana .The biggest threat to tourists is wild animals and all precautions are taken to ensure guest safety in the Camps and lodges .I have not heard of any Tourist murdered in Botswana recently .
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7 contributions3 helpful votes
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Hilary a wrote a tip Apr 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa20 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for a bumpy drive to the lodge which is a fair distance from Maun - but totally worth it. "
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valerie s wrote a tip Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia192 contributions109 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Because buffalo and other dangerous wildlife come into the camp you cannot wander around and must stay in your tent until collected. "
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Marthie JvR wrote a tip Apr 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss the opportunity to experience greatness! "
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GarthSafari wrote a tip Nov 2022
Cape Town, South Africa45 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dry season - June to November is the best time of year to visit"
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Jenni_S_12_12 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa57 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are set quite far apart whic his great for privacy, so if you are anxious about animals request the room near the living areas."
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R 18,116 - R 29,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictNgamiland EastMababe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River
What are some of the property amenities at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River have airport transportation?
Yes, Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hideaways Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai River?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.