fantastic five-day trip takes you from foraging with the San bushmen in the
Kalahari Desert to cruising the waterways of the renowned Okavango Delta. This
package gives travellers the chance to experience the best that Botswana has to
offer in under a week.
Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by a Delta Air representative who will assist you to the light aircraft and onwards to Deception Valley Lodge. Set on 15, 000 hectares of private land, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve Deception Valley Lodge is the premier Kalahari destination in Botswana. The lodge has its own airstrip just fifteen minutes from the lodge and is a mere thirty-minute flight from Maun. This lodge is professionally run by the owners and offers all the facilities that lead to a comfortable and relaxing stay. There are eight very spacious rooms which each have a bedroom, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and outdoor shower. The lodge has several indoor and outdoor areas for its guests to relax in as well as a swimming pool and wireless internet delivered by satellite.
Enjoy drives in custom built safari vehicles afford guests the opportunity to see a variety of species including the magnificent Kalahari Lion, Cheetah, Leopard as well as Kudu and Giraffe. On occasion the illusive brown Hyena is also spotted. Night drives are also offered and give you a fascinating look into the lives of the nocturnal animals that inhabit the area. Deception Valley is also a bird lover’s paradise. A visit to Deception Valley Lodge would not be complete without taking part in a walk with the San Bushmen. This unique activity offers guests the opportunity to see the way the San survived in this unforgiving terrain. You will be wowed to discover the unseen treasures of flowers, herbs, tubers, bark and fruits that are used for a variety of things such as cooking, medicine and ceremonies to name just a few. All this is before you even begin to look at the mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that make up their desert surroundings.
After breakfast at Deception Valley Lodge you will depart via light aircraft for Delta Camp. The camp offers a traditional Okavango safari experience with luxury accommodation and your own private guide. Inspiration is drawn from the natural surroundings for the rooms, which each have their own unique design. Delta Camp can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests in spacious lethaka (reed) chalets. Each chalet is built of natural materials and is raised off the forest floor. They are all equipped with an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water and solar powered electric lighting.
When staying at Delta Camp you will enjoy the luxury of your own private guide. All the Camps guides are local men of the swamp – born and raised in the area. You will spend your days gliding through the water channels in his traditional makoro (dugout canoe) and with his guidance walking on some of the many islands in the area, enjoying the magnificent scenery as well as the abundance of wildlife and birds that inhabit the Okavango. As well as fantastic surroundings the camp also has an enviable reputation for cuisine and imported cheeses, fresh vegetables, excellent meat and fine wines are flown in daily and lovingly prepared
Enjoy a morning safari after which breakfast will be served. Depart Delta Camp via light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey.