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Deception Valley Lodge Suite Bedroom

Deception Valley Lodge

Bushmen reveal the fascinating world of the Kalahari, the ʻwaterless oasisʼ.
Kalahari DesertBotswana· 8 Rooms · £££

On the northern outskirts of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Here lies the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with Bushman Guides of the Naru-speaking tribe, one of the oldest cultures in Africa.

Deception Valley Lodge is a small, family-owned and managed lodge situated on the outskirts of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. It is located within 15,000 hectares of private reserve - allowing for greater flexibility with regard to game activities than the national park. The lodge also overlooks a busy watering hole. With its own airstrip a short 15 minute drive from the lodge, Deception Valley Lodge is a mere 30 minutes by air from Maun.

Deception Valley Lodge offers eight private guest chalets, each of which consists of a twin bedroom, separate lounge and a Victorian style bathroom with an outside shower. All of the rooms have private decks where you can sit and gaze at the Kalahari bush. The 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.

Activities include day and night game drives in a good game viewing area with a guide and tracker, walking safaris, and cultural visits to local bushman villages. Exploring the bush on foot, while your guide will teach you of the hunting and survival skills, the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in the most inhospitable environment of them all.

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