Deception Valley, Kalahari Game Reserve

Adjoining the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge offers a unique bush experience in one of Africa’s most remote semi-desert areas. It is one of the few places that you can experience traditional Bushman skills, and meet the Bushmen. Learn how they track animals, prepare medicines, and find food in the desert. The lodge offers a unique safari experience which we recommend is combined with a safari in the Okavango Delta or other regions of Botswana for a 2 or 3 centre safari holiday.

The lodge itself adopts the colours and ambience of the surrounding Kalahari, whilst providing top class luxury and service. The main lodge, houses a separate lounge, dining room and bar, that blends beautifully into the surrounding bush. A pool and sun deck provide relaxation and cooling off during midday sun and balmy evenings.

Game Viewing
Other activities at Deception Valley Lodge include afternoon and night drives in custom built game viewing vehicles, with the chance to see the rare Black Maned Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, kudu and if lucky, the elusive Brown hyena. The night drives in particular will reveal a fascinating world of nocturnal species. Deception Valley is a bird lover’s paradise.

Rooms at Deception Valley
Accommodation at Deception Valley Lodge consists of 5 thatched chalets, each with a bedroom, lounge and Victorian-style bathroom with claw foot bath and outside shower. The bedrooms have twin beds and are equipped with overhead fans and mosquito nets. From the deck of your chalet the vastness of the Kalahari stretches for miles around you, the view is stunning.

After the morning game drive, a buffet Brunch is served, choose from sweet and savoury dishes with fresh fruits and cereals.

In the afternoon a high tea is served before another game drive or walk depending on your preference. During your evening excursion, enjoy sundowners overlooking the valley and then a dinner served in the boma around a fire admiring the great view of the stars overhead. All meals and drinks are included.

For more information about safari holidays in Botswana, or staying at Deception Valley, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our Africa holidays and honeymoon team.


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Facilities at Deception Valley

  • Full Board basis with some drinks included
  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Curio shop
  • Fans
  • Hairdryers & shaving plugs
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Swimming pool

Getting There

  • A charter flight can take you directly from the Okavango Delta or Maun to Deception Valley Lodge (40 mins) or you can transfer by a 4x4 vehicle by road from Maun, approx 1.5 hours.