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Luxury accommodation in Kalahari game reserve at Deception Valley Lodge

Immerse yourself in the vast stark beauty of the Kalahari Game Reserve at the deluxe Deception Valley Lodge, a true oasis of luxury Botswana accommodation in a region known for its harsh environment. Enjoy the endless space and wide open starry skies, the spectacular thunderstorms and desert wildlife. 

Stay in Deception Valley Lodge within a daunting 43 000 ha private conservancy, bordering the splendid Central Kalahari Game Reserve and not far from Botswana’s famous Okavango. Revel in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the area with Bushman guides of the Naru-speaking tribe, one of the oldest cultures in Africa.

Visitors choose Deception Valley Lodge specifically to meet the hunter-gatherer culture of the San people. Follow authentic Bushmen guides on foot through the desert environment learning how they hunted, found herbs and root plants to eat and survived changing climates. 

Return every evening to a luxury haven of top service and facilities at the lodge overlooking a wonderful waterhole for game viewing. Eight suites boast plush beds, separate lounges, ensuite showers and quality décor reminiscent of Africa and huge open landscapes. Owners are constantly on hand to assist intrepid explorers like you who love wildlife and ancient African cultures where environmental conservation matters. 

Voyage2Africa cares about your Kalahari journey too and we can ensure that your package deal to Deception Valley includes an adventure to Vic Falls too for some white water rafting and Zambezi River canoeing experiences. 

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Informal, traditional, family-run and completely unique, Deception Valley Lodge offers guests the ideal introduction to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve from its setting on the edge of this huge conservation area. The real thrill of your Botswana desert holiday is when you meet the San people and learn more about their hunter-gather lifestyle as you enjoy walks in the desert with real Bushman guides.

Find the lodge elegantly placed on the enormous 43 000ha private conservancy land, now known as the leading desert destination in Botswana, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Set off on foot with Bushmen trackers (from the! Naro tribe) who are now part of the ecotourism in the area to promote their authentic way of life and to show guests how they once lived in tune with nature in the harsh desert environment. Explore one of the oldest cultures in Africa – the San way of life many years ago. 

Choose this Botswana holiday accommodation to learn more about the Kalahari Desert and its endemic wildlife, plants, and climate. Hear how the Bushmen survived with little or no water and which plants they chose to eat and how they hunted in such an arid region. Return daily to your luxury abode, to dine in style beside the active waterhole while animals come and go. 

Your elegant chalets shield you from the harsh beauty outside, with its Victorian-style bathroom, spacious lounge, outside shower, fan, minibar, private deck and other luxury amenities. It’s a private game reserve offering an exclusive adventure in the wilds of the desert of the Botswana Kalahari, not too far from Botswana as the crow flies, and Victoria Falls is a typical add-on for your African tour. 

Enjoy the inviting swimming pool, relaxing lounge and dining area and sit out at night learning about the myriad stars coving the huge skies.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Deception Valley Lodge

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PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Kalahari 
  • Interactive Bushman experiences 
  • Thrilling tracking of wildlife on foot with Bushman trackers
  • Off-road driving and night game drives to view nocturnal species and birds.

Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers from/to Deception Valley Lodge airstrip
  • Daily activities
  • Luxury accommodation 
  • Meals
  • Local drinks
  • Laundry
  • Okavango Air Rescue.

safari guides showing guests the local bush on a game drive
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Facilities

  • 8 large, stilted chalets
  • Private decks, outside showers, lounges, minibars, fans
  • Dining room
  • Cosy lounge
  • Bar
  • Viewing deck
  • Small library
  • Curio shop
  • Boma area
  • Swimming pool
  • Private airstrip

Highlights

  • Set within one of the largest private conservancies in Botswana, Deception Valley Lodge is part of the daunting Central Kalahari Game Reserve landscape
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and explore the area with Bushman guides of the Naru-speaking tribe, one of the oldest cultures in Africa.
  • Owner-run and operated, ensuring great attention to detail and information about conservation and culture.
  • Dining in the company of porcupines under huge starlit skies.


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