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Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Botswana Safaris will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Deception Valley Lodge is an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana.
Experience the Kalahari with the Naru-speaking Bushman.

What makes Deception Valley Lodge special, is the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with Bushman Guides of the Naru-speaking tribe, one of the oldest cultures in Africa. Experience safaris and walks with real Bushmen. Exploring the bush on foot, while your guide will teach you of the hunting and survival skills, the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in the most inhospitable environment of them all.


We can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 suites with a stunning location overlooking the waterhole, each of the 8 very spacious suites has a bedroom, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outdoor shower.

The Main Lodge

Where attention has been given to every detail, ensuring an unique experience in an arid Kalahari bush-land which stretches for miles.

Comfort set in vibrant and rustic coloured interiors, Deception Valley Lodge accommodates up to sixteen people on a sharing basis. The lodge is private and restful. Each stilted unit stands separately and is connected to the main lodge by wooden walkways.

The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colours which make use of Bushmen and other African artefacts. From the deck you can view game activity at the nearby water hole. A curio shop and small library forms part of the complex. The lodge has an ethnic African theme and was build to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambiance and colour.

A swimming pool situated close to the main areas, enhances the enjoyment of guests. The boma features prominently during the African nights when guests enjoy their dinner while gazing across a clear African night sky.


Six of the eight chalets consist of luxury twin bedded rooms with en-suite Victorian style bathrooms, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. There is also a chalet with 2 inter-leading rooms for families. For your convenience a hairdryer, shaving plugs and bathrobe is standard. All units are fitted with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. A private mini-bar will ensure your comfort during an afternoon siesta. After a night-cap, turn in for a peaceful sleep nestled among the comfortable and safe surroundings of the lodge.


Something Special: dining in the company of porcupines!

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Single supplement – 30% of the per person rate in high season only, no surcharge for low season.

Children under the age of 12 years – 50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with two adults.

Bushman Hut Overnight Experience / Sleep-out

  • Complimentary on a minimum 3 night stay, otherwise a surcharge of USD 140 per person per night is applicable.
  • Children are welcome on the sleep-out, the above surcharge is applicable for children.
  • Maximum of 6 pax on the Bushman Hut Overnight Experience/Sleep-out.

Standard Suites and Family Suite Inclusions and Exclusions:

Rate inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Teas/ coffees and snacks
  • Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)
  • Laundry
  • Activities
  • Government taxes and park fees

Rate exclusions 

  • Visa costs
  • Light aircraft transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature

Children policy:

  • Children are welcome at all lodges.
  • Deception Valley Lodge  have a family suite and private game vehicle which must be booked.

Please Note

  • Rates are per person per night sharing and are quoted in US$.
  • Multiple night stay rates are valid across all Footsteps in Africa Camps & Lodges.
  • Group rates available on request.
  • Deception Valley Lodge has a family unit which consists of a double bed and 3 singles. Maximum occupancy is 4 adults and 1 child.
  • Families travelling with children under the age of 11 years are required to book a private vehicle for the duration of their stay.
  • Please note that all transfers quoted are subject to change without prior notice. However, rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.

  • All accommodation rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice. However, rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.
  • We have a luggage restriction of 20kg per person including hand luggage in soft, hold-all-type bags; (no hard suitcases or frames) for all light aircraft transfers.

  • Visa fees, where applicable, are not included. Departure taxes, on internal transfers within Botswana, are.

For all bookings cancelled between;

  • 60 and 30 days prior to arrival – 50% of the total amount will be due.
  • 29 and 15 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total amount will be due.
  • 14 and 0 days prior to arrival – 90% of the total amount will be due.

The lodge reserves the right to restrict one night weekend or peak period bookings.


  • Activities


    Deception Valley Lodge offers the following activities in the Central Kalahari Region:

    Bushman Encounters

    The Best Ranger Experience

  • What To Pack

    What To Pack

    You will most probably be traveling by small aircraft where the luggage weight and size limitations could be cramping your style. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your limited allowance and to ensure you have all you need for an exceptional holiday:

    What to pack

  • Direction


    Most of our guest arrive by small aircraft from Maun. You can contact Delta Air for more information. LIGHT AIRCRAFT TRANSFERS Deception Valley Lodge Airstrip Coordinates 20°59'12" South 23°39'47" East IF YOU TRAVELLING BY ROAD YOU WILL NEED A 4X4.

    Direction from Maun

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