The Highlights: Foraging with the San Bushman Track leopard and lion in the Kalahari Guided walking on Chief's Island Mokoro through the Okavango
Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by a representative of Delta Air who will assist you to the light aircraft and onwards air transfer to Deception Valley Lodge.
Set on 15000 hectares of private reserve, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge was one of the first lodges to be established in this area.
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 lodge boasts a swimming pool, several indoor and outdoor areas in which to relax and dine and, in a nod to the remoteness of the location, wireless internet delivered by satellite.
With its own airstrip a short 15 minute drive from the lodge, Deception Valley Lodge is a mere 30 minutes by air from Maun.
Activities are varied. The Reserve’s extensive network of tracks make for perfect day and night driving terrain. The Kalahari sand offers excellent opportunities for tracking lion and leopard and where your guide can follow off road as this is a private game reserve.
The lodge also offers a highly acclaimed Bushman (San) experience. ‘Braam’ Badenhorst, one of the owners, grew up in the Kalahari with the San and several of his friends live on the reserve and are available to show guests the way they used to live and survive. Walk through a terrain that appears to the uninitiated to offer little in the way of sustenance, but is a treasure-trove of fruits, berries, tubers,
barks, herbs and flowers used in cooking, medicine, ceremonies and for a plethora of other purposes. All this before we turn to the mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that form part of the fascinating panoply of their desert world.
Spend three nights at Deception Valley Lodge
After breakfast at Deception Valley Lodge, you will depart by light aircraft to Camp Delta Camp.
Delta Camp is set in the forest of a large, beautiful and palm-studded island on the south western edge of Chief’s Island, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The Okavango, with its crystal-clear channels, lily-studded lagoons, sweeping floodplains and
countless islands is home to over 450 bird species, a spectacular array of plant species and the full spectrum of African game. The Okavango has earned its reputation as one of the world's premier wilderness areas.
The emphasis at Delta Camp is on peace and tranquility (stalking game on foot provides the excitement) and guests are actively encouraged to visit the local village, home to the guides, and to interact with the people there.
Dine in the elegant dining room overlooking the sweep of the Delta, viewing the surrounding floodplains and the wildlife that abounds. Take a picnic lunch and go out for the whole day, wandering some of the many nearby islands for a secluded and intimate experience.
Delta Camp offers the purest traditional Okavango Delta experience – local guides, hand-made wooden dug-out mekoro, no motorisedactivities, no generators in camp –we revel in the tranquility that brought us here in the first place.
A Traditional Okavango safari with your own private guide, luxurious, natural accommodation, fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, excellent meats and fine wines flown in daily and lovingly prepared, maintain the camp's enviable reputation for cuisine.
Accommodation is for a maximum of 16 guests in spacious lethaka (reed) chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Built of natural materials and elevated off the forest floor, each chalet has hot and cold running water, a shower with a view, and solar-powered electric lighting.
Each room is different in design and décor, adapted to fit around the ancient trees of the island forest, open to the spectacular natural environment, and positioned to capture the best views of the landscape.
Delta Camp’s guests enjoy the luxury of their own private guide. Our guides are
locals. this is a man of the swamp, born and raised in the area, and you will spend your days in his
mokoro (pl. mekoro), gliding through the floodplains and channels, and walking under his guidance on some of the many islands in the area, taking in the magnificent scenery and light as well as the abundant game and bird-life of the Okavango.
Delta Camp welcomes children, and some of our rooms have three or four beds to accommodate families. We have no age restrictions as we believe you know your children and their capabilities, and as you will not be going on safari with other guests you have no one but yourselves to consider.
Delta Camp engenders in its staff and guests alike an acute awareness of the ecological sensitivity of this magnificent area. Bio-degradable products have been sourced and are used, careful separation and treatment of refuse ensures that nothing that is not fully biodegradable stays on the island. Light aircraft remove cans, bottles and the like from the Okavango altogether. The environment here is our very raison d’être and we nurture it.
Spend three nights at Delta Camp
Enjoy an early morning safari, after which breakfast is served. Depart Delta Camp via light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey.
Superior Camps (Delta Camp)
Classic Camps (Deception Valley Lodge)
Rates are per person sharing
Climate Botswana: Summer December to March. High temperatures average 30C to 35C with lows around 18C. Rain particularly in December and February. Winter June to August. Daytime temperatures around 23C with night time lows averaging 5C.
Language (Botswana): The official language is English, which is used in government and business. Setswana is the national language and is widely spoken. Other ethnic groups speak their own languages.
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