- Latin America
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Couples, Families (6 years and older) and Honeymooners
Providing the perfect contrast to Botswana’s wetter environs further north a stay at Deception Valley Lodge offers guests the chance to experience the Kalahari Desert and the way of the life of the ancient San people, who have lived off this land for thousands of years.
The lodge is set in a 43,000-hectare private conservancy that borders the massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve and because this is a private reserve there are more activities to offer to explore this fascinating area.
Guests have the choice to head out on foot, under the expert guidance of members of the !Naro Bushmen tribe, to learn about the smaller things that you might miss from the game drive vehicle. Your San guides will also demonstrate how they survive in this harsh environment and you will start to see the world through their eyes, in our experience this walk doesn’t come with the awkwardness of some cultural activities and it is a fascinating activity.
Night and day game drives are on offer and each vehicle has a guide as well as a tracker on the front of the vehicle, which helps in the pursuit of big game. In this area there is the chance of some amazing wildlife such as cheetah, wild dog, African wildcat, genet, serval, caracal, zebra, giraffe, eland and kudu as well as the elusive but iconic Kalahari black-maned lion.