You should stay here! If you are just considering a trip to the Kalahari, then stay here. You won't regret it!
My family and I recently spent 4 weeks in Southern Africa. We finished with a 4 day stay in Deception Valley lodge. I was unsure what standard the facilities would be like in the middle of the Kalahari. But we were all excited by the adventure.
I was really happy with our stay. The lodges were great, the guides were fantastic and we all want to go back. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was unbelievably good, considering we were in a desert. I would have expected that standard of dinner in a good restaurant in Cape Town.
The experience with the San bushman really showed how they lived. My children (aged 6 and 10) were included in all the safaris. Their best memories are from the Kalahari, and it's the place in Africa that they both want to go to.
The downside? Well we don't really have any. The Kalahari had 3 years of rainfall in the months before we arrived, so the grass was really high. (That meant we saw less predators and more birds.) However Jakob changed our safaris to account for this. So consider the time of year that you go - true of any African trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Deception Valley Hotel Central Kalahari Game Reserve
- Deception Valley Lodge Botswana/Central Kalahari Game Reserve