Category: Kalahari

Kalahari

Haina Kalahari Lodge

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Airport nearby Childcare Coffee and tea making facilities Game viewing Laundry service Nature or Scenic Area Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Classically African, relaxed and informal accommodation is offered in both Luxury and Superior tents.

The main lodge consists of a lounge, dining room and bar area housed beneath a pitched thatch and timber structure. The swimming pool, sundeck, well-appointed bar and an expansive boma eating area are among the facilities available to visitors. The sundeck being a popular spot for social activities and for exchanging accounts of the various sightings of birds and animals seen during the day.

ACCOMMODATION

The Lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in solar-powered tents, strategically placed to ensure guests privacy at all times. The 6 Luxury Tents, sheltered by the uniquely structured slatted canopy, comprises of a bed with mosquito net, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers, and gas tea and coffee making facilities. Families take full advantage of our Family Tent, which is made up of two Luxury Tents with inter-leading decks.
Alternatively upgrade to one of the 3 Superior Tents with large decks and full bathrooms. The Superior Tents are built beneath a thatched canopy, which provides shade and keeps the tents cool in the hot Kalahari sun. All units are furnished in subtle earth tones and dark woods in a contemporary African theme.

ACTIVITIES

Game drives are conducted by professional and experienced guides in open-sided 4x4 vehicles. Choices of early morning, afternoon and night drives are on offer, affording you the opportunity to explore this beautiful desert area well-known for sightings of the Kalahari Lion. Occasional sightings of leopard, cheetah and perhaps the rare opportunity of spotting the elusive Brown Hyena that frequents the area are the order of the day. Regular sightings of antelope species such as Oryx, Blue Wildebeest, Eland and not to mention the smaller mammals like the black-backed jackal or ground squirrel to name a few. The area also allows for excellent bird watching, with over 250 bird species positively identified.
Another way to explore the surrounding area is on foot, led by their resident San People who will take you on an authentic, adventurous and informative guided walk. The walk is a journey into the past of these gentle people, where they will impart information of their ancient culture and how they once survived in these harsh and arid conditions. Being great story tellers, you will be taken back in time as they reminisce on how they once lived. They will also share their knowledge of the smaller creatures, as well as the fauna and flora of the Kalahari. The walks are done at a pace you are comfortable with and a truly peaceful way to get closer to the environment.
For the more adventurous, let your senses be pricked by the smells, sounds and sights of the Kalahari as you enjoy a guided quad bike safari. Quad bike safaris are done at a slow pace around the lodge and are only applicable to children 16 years and older at the lodge managers discretion.
After a full day of activities and a delectable dinner, nothing beats taking a drive to our elevated star gazing deck, where on a clear night, the Kalahari sky comes alive, showing off brilliant stars and crystal clear views of the Milky Way.

Child Policy:

* Children of all ages are welcome to Haina Kalahari Lodge.
* Children from 6 years and older may participate in game drives, at the lodge managers discretion.
* A private vehicle is required for families with children 6 years and younger at an additional cost and subject to availability.
* Child rates are applicable, Children 0 - 2 years old stay free of charge.
* The adult rate will apply for children from 13 years and older.

SPECIAL:

6 Night Vintage Botswana Special:

USD 260 per person sharing per night
USD 400 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 May 2017
* Rates will apply when staying a minimum of 6 nights with 2 nights at each property (excludes Superior Tent at Haina)
* Complimentary return road transfer from Kasane Airport to Wildtrack Safaris Eco Lodge
* Rate includes all meals, soft drinks, local beer and wine, as well as laundry. Scheduled game activities on site at each lodge (as per standard rates inclusions)
* Rate excludes flights and transfers, all taxes
* Rates are subject to change and availability

Rate from:

Luxury Tent
USD 392 per person sharing per night
USD 392 per single guest per night
USD 195 per child (03 - 12 yrs) sharing per night
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
USD 477 per person sharing per night
USD 715 per single guest per night
USD 239 per child (03 - 12 yrs) sharing per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* All meals, local drinks and laundry
* Interactive San Bushman walks, Bird watching, morning and afternoon game drives
* Kalahari Sundowners
* Night drives and star gazing (on request)

Rate Exclude:

* Day trips to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Day trips are weather dependant and require a minimum of 4 guests. Includes packed lunch and soft drinks.
* Quad bike safaris to explore the area (children 16 years and older and under parental guidance).
* Private vehicles required for families with children under 6 years old.
* All Extras

Terms and Conditions:

* Rates valid for SADC and International guests
* Rates are subject to change and availability
* Rates are based on United States Dollar USD

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Phofu Eco Safari Lodge

Central Kalahari, Botswana

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Bar Game viewing Laundry service Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Phofu Eco Safari Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary is a 6000ha game reserve situated in the Kgalagadi district near Kang on the southern border of the Central Kalahari Game Park in Botswana.

It is the only exclusive game reserve in the area and is the perfect stop over for 4×4 enthusiasts travelling to and from Maun along the Trans Kalahari highway.

Accommodation

Phofu Eco Safari Lodge offers accommodation in two luxury en-suite rooms under thatch. The comfort of these suites create an experience that blends the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style. The Kalahari tented camp site has eight luxury en-suite tents. Guests have full access to all facilities at the lodge.

Sunken Game Viewing Hide

Encounter an unrivalled experience as you view wildlife behaviour and antics at eye level, from a specially designed and built sunken hide at one of the waterholes. Even more memorable will be an overnight stay in the equipped 24 hour stay over facility. You will be an unseen observer of African night life in Central Kalahari by the light of the moon and stars.

Special Game Viewing Trips

A once in a lifetime overnight stay at a nearby Kalahari pan is available to you.These trips are fully catered for – only bring yourself, your camera and a change of clothing. These trips are however dependent on the season and must be pre-arranged. Viewing of the largest lions in the world can be expected on these day trips.

Rest and Relax

Relax in the pool while enjoying ice cold cocktails and refreshments served from the bar. Avid readers are welcome to browse through our well stocked library. Those who enjoy relaxing outside in the evenings are sure to find the sunsets and star studded skies good for the soul. Should you be en route to or from Central Kalahari Game Park or Maun you will find Phofu Eco Safari Lodge a perfect stopover for you in your 4X4.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RATES

Bush Walks - USD 35 per person
Game Drives - USD 35 per person
Sunken Hide: Morning / Afternoon game viewing session (non exclusive) - USD 35 per person
Sunken Hide: Overnight stay (exclusive / max 6 pax) - USD 450 venue hire
Dining in the bush (venue set up fee amd transfers included) - USD 35 per person
Target Shooting with air guns - USD 25 per person per session
Lookout Point (sundowners and game viewing from a raised platform in the bush) excludes beverages - USD 20 per person
Night Drives - USD 40 per person

Child Policy:

* Children 02 to 12 Years are welcome; however only children over the age of 6 are permitted on game drives and/or game vehicle transfers, and must be under parental supervision at all times.
* One Adult sharing with a child is charged at applicable adult single rate and applicable child sharing rate.
* One child in his or her own room will be charged the single room rate.

Rates from:

Luxury rooms or Tents

USD 170 per person per night sharing
USD 255 per single guest per night
USD 85 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017
USD 215 per person per night sharing
USD 320 per single guest per night
USD 108 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Three meals daily
* Two game activities

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras
* Park fees
* All drinks
* Transfers to and from the lodge and/or airstrip
* Laundry
* Telephone calls
* Safari shop purchases
* Gratuities
* All items of a personal nature

Term & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African residents only.
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Rates based on United Stated Dollar UDS

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Deception Valley Lodge

Kalahari, Maun,Botswana

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Amenities & Facilities

BarGame viewingNature or Scenic AreaOnsite ParkingRestaurantRoomsSwimming Pool

Deception Valley Lodge is a pristine oasis deep in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and not far from the famous Okavango Delta. Experience the vastness of the Kalahari whilst enjoying abundant bird life, game viewing or star gazing by night.

Boasting pure comfort and vibrant, rustic interiors, Deception Valley Lodge accommodates up to sixteen people on a sharing basis. Set amidst the arid and remote Kalahari bush, the lodge and each of its units are raised upon stilts and connected by wooden walkways. Every attention has been given to detail to ensure not only a completely novel guest experience but also an environmentally pleasing haven consistent with its natural surroundings.

The main complex incorporates a dining room, lounge and bar area. Views from the deck include the nearby watering hole, perfect for lazy game viewing. A small library lies in wait for the book lover whilst the curio shop makes for some retail therapy if so desired. By daylight, the swimming pool provides a cool refuge from the warm African sun whilst by nightfall the boma offers a social fireplace to warm oneself over a drink.

Overall this lodge is a nonstop experience upon arrival. It is informative, educative and relaxing. The San Bushmen, the magnificent game viewing and the complete seclusion from the busyness of everyday life give it a refreshing and unique flavour. For the more private we also offer the exclusive Kalahari Manor House. This is within walking distance of the lodge but complete with its own private guide, private chef and accommodating up to a maximum of four people.

LODGE FACILITIES

- Swimming pool
- Boma area and fireplace where dinner is served
- Dining Room and Bar
- Game viewing deck with a view point over a waterhole
- Comfortable lounge and deck with a view over a waterhole
- Small reference library
- Fully stocked curio shop

ROOM FEATURES

16 beds presented as:
8 standard chalets features:
- Luxury twin bedded rooms
- Victorian style bathrooms
- Outside shower
- Hairdryer
- Shaving plugs
- Bathrobe
- Ceiling fans and mosquito nets
- A private mini-bar

LODGE ACTIVITIES

- Bush walks with the San Bushmen to learn about their culture and vital survival skills and hunting techniques.
- Morning/Afternoon game drives in the Kalahari.
- Night drives are offered after dinner each night giving guests the opportunity to observe nocturnal animals.
- Game drives into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (exclusive of price).
- Early morning bird watching and guided walks.

Child Rate:

* Children 8 years and older are welcome at Deception Valley Lodge.
* Children are to be under the care of a parent or guardian at all times and share with an adult at all times.
* A surcharge of USD 226 nett is applicable for a private vehicle per day max 6 guests - required for children younger than 12 years of age staying at the lodge.

SPECIAL:

KALAHARI SUMMER SPECIAL:

USD 330 per person sharing per night
USD 330 per single guest per night
* Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
* Rates include accommodation, all meals, tea or coffee and snacks, soft drinks, water, local beer, select wines, select spirits, laundry, activities, government taxes and levies and park fees.
* Rates exclude visa costs, light aircraft transfers, items of a personal nature.
* Rates valid for all guests.

Rate From:

Standard Suite
USD 458 per person sharing per night
USD 458 per single guest per night
USD 229 per child 08 - 11 yrs sharing per night
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
USD 482 per person sharing per night
USD 482 per single guest per night
USD 241 per child 08 - 11 yrs sharing per night
Valid 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
USD 572 per person sharing per night
USD 744 per single guest per night
USD 286 per child 08 - 11 yrs sharing per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* All meals
* Tea/coffee and snacks
* Game drives and guided walks
* Select house wines, local beers, soft drinks and water
* Laundry
* Government taxes and levies

Rate Exclude:

* Visa costs
* All flights and airport taxes
* Premium brand beverages
* Items of a personal nature
* All extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African Residents and International guests.
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Rates are based on United States Dollar USD.

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.