Welcome to Haina Kalahari Lodge on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Classically African, relaxed and informal accommodation is offered in both Luxury & Superior tents; accommodating a maximum of 20 guests.
The main lodge consists of a lounge, dining room and bar area housed beneath a pitched thatch and timber structure. The swimming pool, sundeck, well-appointed bar and an expansive boma eating area are among the facilities available to visitors. The sundeck being a popular spot for social activities and for exchanging accounts of the various sightings of birds and animals seen during the day.
The Lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in solar-powered tents, strategically placed to ensure guests' privacy at all times. The 6 Luxury Tents, sheltered by the uniquely structured slatted canopy, comprises of a bed with mosquito net, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers, and gas tea/coffee making facilities. Families take full advantage of our Family Tent, which is made up of two Luxury Tents with inter-leading decks.
Alternatively upgrade to one of our 3 Superior Tents with large decks and full bathrooms. The Superior Tents are built beneath a thatched canopy, which provides shade and keeps the tents cool in the hot Kalahari sun. All units are furnished in subtle earth tones and dark woods in a contemporary African theme.
Game drives are conducted by our professional and experienced guides in open-sided 4x4 vehicles. Choices of early morning, afternoon and night drives are on offer, affording you the opportunity to explore this beautiful desert area well-known for sightings of the Kalahari Lion. Occasional sightings of leopard, cheetah and perhaps the rare opportunity of spotting the elusive Brown Hyena that frequents the area are the order of the day. Regular sightings of antelope species such as Oryx, Blue Wildebeest, Eland and not to mention the smaller mammals like the black-backed jackal or ground squirrel to name a few. The area also allows for excellent bird watching, with over 250 bird species positively identified.
Another way to explore the surrounding area is on foot, led by our resident San People who will take you on an authentic, adventurous and informative guided walk. The walk is a journey into the past of these gentle people, where they will impart information of their ancient culture and how they once survived in these harsh and arid conditions. Being great story tellers, you will be taken back in time as they reminisce on how they once lived. They will also share their knowledge of the smaller creatures, as well as the fauna and flora of the Kalahari. The walks are done at a pace you are comfortable with and a truly peaceful way to get closer to the environment.
For the more adventurous, let your senses be pricked by the smells, sounds and sights of the Kalahari as you enjoy a guided quad bike safari. Quad bike safaris are done at a slow pace around the lodge and are only applicable to children 16 years and older at the lodge manager's discretion.
After a full day of activities and a delectable dinner, nothing beats taking a drive to our elevated star gazing deck, where on a clear night, the Kalahari sky comes alive, showing off brilliant stars and crystal clear views of the Milky Way.
We are in the heart of the Kalahari, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve at the northern boundaries; an approximate 3 hour drive from Deception Valley. The nearest village is Rakops, about 1 hour 45 minute drive to the east. The small town of Maun is your closest port of call for "shopping", which is approximately 2 and a half hours drive further north.
For the adventurous "self-drivers" we strongly recommend that you make use of a 4x4 vehicle. For the more fainthearted who want to visit, Haina Kalahari Lodge offers a licensed public airstrip, Licensed to a maximum of 5700KG, or fly in with accredited tour operators or air charters. Permission to land on the airstrip is required prior to arrival.
2019 RACK RATES
1 Nov ' 18 -
30 Jun ' 19
1 Jul ' 19 -
31 Oct ' 19
|ADULT||$ 458.00||$ 556.00|
|CHILDREN 3-12 YEARS||$ 229.00||$ 278.00|
|ADULT||$ 570.00||$ 728.00|
|CHILDREN 3-12 YEARS||$ 285.00||$ 364.00|
|*SINGLE SUPPLEMENT||N/A||50% of standard rate|
|GUIDE'S ACCOMMODATION||$ 130.00||$ 130.00|
|CHILDREN 0-2 YEARS OLD||No charge||No charge|
|DESCRIPTION||COST PER PERSON||ACTIVITY NOTE|
|ADULT||$ 29.00||Per person per night|
|VEHICLE ENTRANCE||$ 11.00||Per vehicle entrance|
|CHILDREN 0-4 YEARS OLD||NO CHARGE|
|DESCRIPTION||COST PER PERSON||ACTIVITY NOTE|
|QUAD BIKE||$ 50.00 per hour||Max 4 guests|
|GAME DRIVES||$ 50.00 per game drive||Min 2/max 8 guests per vehicle|
|BUSHMAN WALKS||$ 50.00 per walk|
|CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE DAY TRIP||$ 150.00 per day trip||Min 4/max 6 guests|
|BRAAI PACK||BWP 95.00 per braai pack||250g Kudu Steak & Braai Sausage|
|DINNER AT HAINA KALAHARI LODGE||USD 50.00 per meal||Set Menu - starter, main course & dessert|
|BRUNCH AT HAINA KALAHARI LODGE||USD 34.00 per meal||Salad, fresh homemade bread, bacon, sausage, tomato, eggs, cheese, cold meats and fruit - menu subject to change|
|PLEASE NOTE: Haina Kalahari Lodge is only available to lodge guests and not campers | "Braai Pack" may be arranged prior to arrival Rates are quoted in USD | Rates are subject to change without prior notice depending on unforeseen increases|