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Secrets of the Kalahari Valley - Semi Customized

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Discover the best African/Kalahari experience, with Bushman at hand to share their knowledge. Get to know the Bushman's ways of life, survival and hunting skills while discovering the wildlife of the Kalahari.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Deception Valley: Deception Valley Lodge (LD)
This trip begins at Maun airport in Botswana, where an AfricaTours representative will meet you. You will board a light aircraft that will fly you into Deception Valley. Enjoy an afternoon of activities. Discover an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana called Deception Valley Lodge. Discover the best African/Kalahari experience, with Bushman at hand sharing their knowledge, while you relax in total luxury at this unique safari lodge. Bushmen remain the highlight at this luxury safari lodge. The Bushman is believed to have inhabited Botswana for at least 30,000 years. Get to know the Bushman's ways of life, survival and hunting skills. Interact with the Bushmen of the Kalahari on one of the Cultural walks with Bushmen at Deception Valley Lodge. The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colors making use of Bushmen and other African artifacts. From the deck you can view activities at the nearby water hole. A curio shop and small library forms part of the complex. An inviting swimming pool situated close to the main complex, to enhance the enjoyment, as well as a boma for night time meals, whilst gazing across a clear night sky with its abundance of stars and listen to the enthralling night calls of the wild completes the main area. Each room stands separately, on stilts connected with the main lodge by wooden walkways. Each room consists of luxury twin bedded room with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. For your convenience, a hairdryer, shaving plugs and bathrobe are standard. All rooms are fitted with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. A private mini-bar will ensure your comfort during an afternoon siesta. After a nightcap, turn in for a peaceful sleep nestled among the comfortable and safe surroundings of the lodge.

Day 2 Deception Valley: Deception Valley Lodge (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of activities. Activities at Deception Valley Lodge include: games drives with open 4 x 4 vehicles; bird watching of more than 200 species from the deck at the main lodge or in a hide at one of the water holes; guided walks with the Bushmen to explore their culture, survival and hunting skills and their extraordinary knowledge of the veldt and animal life; night drives to explore the nocturnal species; nature walks with experience guides; specialized guided walks illuminating the survival of plant, animal and man in this arid semi desert can be made by prior arrangement. This guided walk with the Bushmen takes around three hours although it is a short distance. Guests will be able to interact with the Bushmen and learn from them, experience, taste and feel how these wonderful peoples of the African continent used to live, and adapted in this arid land. All activities are included in the tariff; where all possible activities are arranged according to guest preference and time.

Day 3 Departure (B)
After a morning activity, fly from the camp to Maun for your departure flight.

Rates for the Secrets of the Kalahari Valley - Semi Customized

Land, per person double occupancy

01 Nov '17 - 31 Dec '17 On Request
Single Supplement On Request
Additional Night $560
01 Jan '18 - 31 Mar '18 $1,775
Single Supplement Not available for this period
Additional Night $560
01 Apr '18 - 30 Jun '18 $1,835
Single Supplement Not available for this period
Additional Night $665
01 Jul '18 - 31 Oct '18 $2,055
Single Supplement $375
Additional Night $560

Price Includes:

  • Meals as mentioned
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (except premium alcohol & champagne)
  • Laundry
  • Two activities a day & park fees
  • Professional driver/guides
  • FLIGHTS: Maun - Deception Valley Lodge - Maun

Price Excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance


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