OVERVIEW ON DECEPTION VALLEY LODGE IN CENTRAL KALAHARI
Deception Valley Lodge an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana. Comfort set in vibrant and rustic colored interiors, Deception Valley Lodge accommodates up to sixteen people in 8 chalets. The lodge is private and restful. Attention has been given to every detail ensuring you a completely different experience, in an arid Kalahari bush land stretching for miles. Each unit stands separately, on stilts connected with the main lodge by wooden walkways. 6 of the 8 chalets consist of luxury twin bedded rooms with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. There is also a chalet with 2 inter-leading rooms for families. For your convenience a hairdryer, shaving plugs and bathrobe is standard. All units are fitted with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. A private mini-bar will ensure your comfort during an afternoon siesta. After a night-cap, turn in for a peaceful sleep nestled among the comfortable and safe surroundings of the lodge. The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colors making use of Bushmen and other African artifacts. 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 build to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambiance and color. A swimming pool situated close to the main complex, enhances the enjoyment of guests. The boma features prominently during the African nights when guests enjoy their dinner while gazing across a clear night sky.
Location Of Deception Valley Lodge
Deception Valley Lodge is located on the north eastern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve covering an area of around 52800 sq km. The Central Kalahari ecosystem comprises open grasslands , seasonal pans, wooded acacia islands, prehistoric scrub-covered dunes and fossil riverbeds swarming at the different seasons with a diversity of antelope and predators.
Safari Experience At Deception Valley Lodge
There are three distinct climatic phases in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve: the rains, which may commence anytime from November to January, and last through to March, April, making the Kalahari a birder’s paradise. A cold dry spell follows from June to August. And the hot dry spell lasts from September until the rains start. The ecosystem changes after the arrival of the summer rains. The reserve teams up with the diversity of plains game that include large herds of springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe. Predators generally seen are the Kalahari lion, cheetah, jackals and bat-eared fox with wild dog and leopard seen on occasion.
Activities At Deception Valley Lodge
- Safaris with open 4X4 vehicles and night drives to explore the nocturnal species
- Bird watching – over 200 species, from the deck at the main lodge or in a hide at one of the water holes
- Nature walks with experienced guides
- Guided walks with the Bushmen to explore their culture, survival and hunting skills and their extraordinary knowledge of the veldt and animal life.
- Interact with the Bushmen of the Kalahari on one of the Cultural walks with Bushmen at Deception Valley Lodge.
- Specialized guided walks – survival of plant, animal and man in this arid semi desert.
Summary For Deception Valley Lodge
- 8 thatched chalets
- Main area comprises of dining room, lounge, bar area, curio shop and library
- Swimming pool
- Boma area