Deception Valley Lodge an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana, a luxury lodge close to the famous Okavango Delta. Experience the Kalahari with Bushman at hand, to share their knowledge, while you can relax in total luxury at this unique destination. Combining your visit of the Kalahari with the well-known area of the Okavango Delta to the north and the famous Victoria Falls would ensure that your safari to Africa would remain a treasured memory. At Deception Valley Lodge you can experience the vastness of the Kalahari while enjoying some of the most prolific bird life or do some star gazing at night.

When outsiders think of the Kalahari, the image they generally have is the red sands of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. But locals know it as a vast flatland of spectacular thunder-storms, old-fashioned villages, and friendly folk and when the rain comes, blizzards of butterflies. What makes Deception Valley Lodge unique is the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with bushman Guides of the San peoples, one of the oldest cultures in Africa. Experience a tour with real Bushmen. 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.

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. Activities at the lodge includes: • Safaris with open 4X4 vehicles • 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.

Specialized guided walks – survival of plant, animal and man in this arid semi desert.

Other activities at Deception Valley Lodge include:

  • Interact with the Bushmen of the Kalahari on one of the Cultural walks with Bushmen at Deception Valley Lodge.
  • Afternoon and night safaris in custom built game viewing vehicles with the chance to see:
    kudu and if lucky, the elusive brown hyena.
  • The night safari in particular will reveal a fascinating world of nocturnal species. Deception Valley is a bird lover's paradise.
  • Enjoy the amazing Kalahari Sunsets while having sun-downers on Safaris or Walks.
  • Private charter flights can take you directly from the Okavango Delta or Maun to Deception Valley Lodge


From US $ 310.00 per person sharing per night, incl. all meals, drinks and game activities and walks