Set on a 15,000 hectare private reserve, bordering the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge is the premier Kalahari destination in Botswana. With its own airstrip a short 15 minute drive from the lodge, Deception Valley Lodge is a mere 30 minutes by air from Maun.
Activities are varied. The reserve's extensive network of tracks make for perfect day and night driving terrain. The Kalahari sand offers excellent opportunities for tracking lion and leopard and where your guide can follow off road as this is a private game reserve.
A visit to Deception Valley Lodge would not be complete without experiencing a walk with the San (Bushmen). Walk through a terrain that appears to the uninitiated to offer little in the way of sustenance, but is a treasure-trove of fruits, berries, tubers, barks, herbs and flowers used in cooking, medicine, ceremonies and for a plethora of other purposes. Learn about their hunting and survival skills, and the culture and crafts of the San people, All this before looking at the mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that form part of this fascinating desert world.
The lodge offers all the facilities that ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. With a stunning location overlooking the waterhole, each of the 8 spacious suites has a bedroom, separate lounge area, and an en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outdoor shower.
The main lodge boasts a swimming pool, several indoor and outdoor areas in which to relax and dine and, in a nod to the remoteness of the location, wireless internet delivered by satellite.
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All meals; tea/coffee; snacks; drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, selected wines and spirits); a laundry service; Park fees; and all scheduled shared activities are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.