Experience the untouched Central Kalahari at this secluded lodge teeming with wildlife
Located in one of Botswana’s largest privately-owned conservancies is the remote Deception Valley Lodge, a luxury Kalahari escape offering unique and unforgettable wildlife and cultural experiences. The lodge sits on a tremendous 43.000 ha of pristine bushveld at the northeastern section of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is home to a milieu of iconic game such as the black-maned lion, oryx, brown hyena, and cheetah. The lodge offers a range of exciting activities ranging from stargazing to walking safaris with San guides and game drives — as well as fantastic ‘bush cuisine’ and plenty of vegan options. The lodge also has an on-site garden, solar systems, an anti-poaching unit, and is actively creating wildlife corridors.
Best time to go to Botswana
Botswana's climate ranges from arid to semi-arid and is marked by hot and rainy summers, usually between November and March. This ‘green’ season is the best time to spot migrating birds, predators, and baby animals. However, many lodges in the Okavango Delta close during these months, so do check before you book. The dry season, between April and October, is the prime time to spot animals as they frequent water sources. This is also when the Delta floods, making it a great time for water-based activities. These months are a fantastic time to visit the salt pans, which will be dry from about June to September.
The Family Suite sits on a raised wooden platform and features a spacious lounge as well as a private viewing deck with a pool. The suites include 2 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower.
The Suites are slightly elevated above the ground and sit on a wooden platform with an open-plan design and viewing deck. Each suite can accommodate 2 guests and includes an en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower and a separate lounge area.