Reviews of Deception Valley Lodge
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Deception Valley Lodge review
wonderful family feel to this camp and very knowledgeable people.
Since there had been a lot of rain earlier the big game were not coming to the water holes. This is maybe something which visitors should know so they can change their wishlist. A lot of emphasis on chasing lions whereas we would have been happy to look for smaller mammals or spend time observing elephants.
The manager could ask us what our itinerary was and what we really hoped to do at Deception. This actually goes for all the camps. A bit more dialogue needed.
Bushman walk wonderful and such talented people. A flora and fauna walk in the Kalahari would have been good ( as we had last year in Swapokmund and in Etondeka.
Remote Kalahari destination
Well established spacious lodge with a watering hole. An ideal lodge to end your holiday to take time to relax.
The night drives and off roading are especially welcome.
Were lucky to see the black maned Kalahari lion in numbers.
Our pre-arranged day trip into the CKGR was a long and tiring day but well worth it for a better understanding of the area.
A pleasant safari on the edge of the Kalahari
It was interesting to see a completely different environment at this camp.
We had a huge storm on the day we arrived and unfortunately we did not see many animals. Our guide Adrian, together with his bushman tracker Sami, could not have tried harder to find game for us. We didn't see any predators but eventually did see a variety of herbivores and we were lucky enough to see porcupines.
A highlight was a walk in the bush with Sami and a young bushman, to show us some of their traditional ways.
Adrian and Vanda were extremely welcoming and caring hosts.