|Deception Valley Lodge provides a unique experience for those who wish to soak up the true atmosphere of the bush in one of Africa's remote semi-desert areas where Bushmen once roamed.|
Deception Valley Lodge Location
Situated near the centre of Botswana, about 120km due south of Maun, adjoining the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and not far from the famous Okavango swamps, lies the Deception Valley.
Deception Valley Lodge Activities
Fly-In Safari Lodge Desert Wildlife Game Drives Safari Walking Culture Honeymoon Photography Birding Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $400 - $600 Child Friendly
Deception Valley Lodge Attractions
The fossil valley was first brought to the world's attention in 1985, by the book Cry of the Kalahari written by Mark and Delia Owens, who lived on the pan for seven years studying the brown hyena that live here.
The Kalahari is not a true desert though, but rather an arid savanna wilderness - its broad largely featureless plains are clad by sweet grasses and by patches of camelthorn, blackthorn and other acacias.
These great forbidding places also manage to sustain their wildlife populations, a surprisingly rich diversity of animals - among them springbok and gemsbok, blue wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest - that are superbly adapeted to the bone-dry conditions. Many of them extract water from such unlikely sources as the dew-covered nighttime plants, from the deep roots of succulents or the moisture-laden wild cucumber and tsamma melon.
Others - carnivores such as lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog - slake their thirst on the blood of their prey.
The Kalahari also has its indigenous human presence; it is home to the last of the "traditional" Bushman communities, descendants of the once-dominant semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer inhabitants of the thirstlands.
Deception Valley Lodge Facilities
Each unit consists of a luxury twin bedded room with en suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. For your convenience a hairdryer, shaving plugs and bathrobe is supplied. Ceiling fans and mosquito nets are provided as well as a mini bar.
The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colours making use of Bushmen and other African artefacts. From the deck you can view activities at the nearby water hole. A curio shop and small library forms part of the complex. The Lodge has an ethnic African theme and was built to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambience and colour.
An inviting swimming pool situated close to the main complex, as well as a boma for evening meals, whilst gazing across a clear night sky with its abundance of stars and listening to the enthralling night calls of the wild, completes the main complex area.
Deception Valley Lodge Additional Information
Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles.
Bird watching - over 200 species, from the deck
of the main lodge or in a hide at one of the water holes.
Guided walks with the Bushmen to explore their
culture, survival and hunting skills and their extra-
ordinary knowledge of the veld and animal life.
Night drives to explore the nocturnal species.
Nature walks with experience guides.
Specialised guided walks - survival of plant, animal
and man in this arid semi desert.
Deception Valley Lodge Children Policy
Children 0-11 years pay approximately 50% of adult rate.
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM