Deception Valley Lodge

Botswana

  • Spend time with Kalahari Bushmen
  • Enjoy convivial communal meals
  • Open air swimming pool
  • Large, comfy chalets
  • Watch animals and birds at the waterhole

Open: Open all year. 

Location: The lodge is located in an oasis in a private concession on the edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve not far from the Okavango Delta. There is an airstrip about a 15 minute drive from the lodge. The flight from Maun takes about 30 minutes.

Rooms: 8 chalets built on stilts and linked by wooden walkways. Each one has a separate lounge, en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, and an outdoor shower. 

Activities: Walking safaris with local Naro Bushmen, guided nature walks, bird watching, day and night game drives, and sleep outs. 

Facilities: Central area comprises the dining room, bar and outdoor lounge with sofas and day beds. There is a game viewing deck overlooking the watering hole. The lodge has a small library and curio shop. There is a swimming pool. 

Dining: Meals are served communally in the dining room. Some evening meals are taken outside by the firepit. 

Children:
The lodge accepts children over the age of 8 and there is a family chalet. Families with children between 8 and 12 will need to book a private vehicle at extra cost. The pool is unfenced and children must be kept under constant supervision. 

Health:
This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is no telephone or cellphone reception at the lodge. There is wifi in the main area, though guests need to bring their own devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc).

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Client Rating for Botswana 5/5 from 120 reviews

Wonderful place to stay, great food and hugely informative game drives.

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