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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Deception Valley Lodge an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana, a luxury lodge close to the famous Okavango Delta and bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Experience the Kalahari with Bushman at hand, to share their knowledge, while you can relax in total luxury at this unique destination
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Refrigerator in room
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Non-smoking rooms
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Farm 65 Haneveld Private Bag HA 58 HAK, Central Kalahari Game Reserve Botswana
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Maun Airport69 mi
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this lodge is so confortable, the staff was perfect with us : always smiling and taking care of us. the food is good, the wine too thanks to Peter ! We didn t get to see much wildlife so I had the feeling that sometimes, when we got lucky enough to see an animal, we were very insistent on pursuing it ! great expérience in the Kalahari though, easy access from Maun by road with a 4x4.
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We loved every minute of our stay at DVL. The lodge and chalets are luxurious, beautifully presented, comfortable and private. The relaxing and genial atmosphere created by Peter and Jani was a real pleasure to experience. The food by Jani was a real African treat which included bush meat (from sustainable sources). Our guide Knowledge certainly lived up to his name, widespread, indepth information about flora and fauna. His passion for birds was obvious. He was also great company both on game drives and at dinner. We would highly recommend Dececption Valley Lodge to anyone.
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I enjoyed every second of my time at Deception Valley Lodge - there was never a dull moment. The sights,sounds,and wonderful atmosphere will be with me forever. Many thanks to Pete, Janie, Bart, Bram and all the dedicated staff for making it such an enjoyable and memorable visit, I can't wait to come again to see the all the new improvements that are in progress to make the lodge even more luxurious. I highly recommend this experience to everyone who enjoys wildlife, great food and being totally spoiled.
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We fully reccommend this accomodation in central Kalahari. Cuisine is really tasty, served kudu steaks, oryx meat ane really tasty desserts. Rooms are stylish and staff very helpfull. Thanks for everything.
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This lodge is definitely the best one we have visited whilst in Botswana, because of a combination of things. The guide Knowledge was amazing, he knew everything and was friendly and caring, super enthusiastic about the Kalahari. The owners were hard working friendly people taking great pride in their lodge and care for the guests to make it special and personal. The food was amazing, even in restaurants you do not get this high level often, we had the vegan menu and were enjoying every bite. Creative, nutritious and super delicious, I can highly recommend this lodge for the vegan food alone! The cabin were private, beautiful and specious and had a great view, even from the shower. Laundry service was included and the bush men walk made this an extra enjoyable and educational experience. The Kalahari is full of beautiful animals, we saw a lot of them as they came close to the watering hole in front of the lodge. Book this place, ask for the vegan option and you can not go wrong!
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$984 - $1,295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
deception valley hotel central kalahari game reserve
BotswanaGhanzi DistrictCentral Kalahari Game Reserve
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