Haina Kalahari Lodge is located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in central Botswana.
Classically African, relaxed and informal accommodation is offered in luxury safari tents. The main boma of wood and thatch houses the lounge, dining room and bar area.
Mobile overnight and day trip safaris are offered into the Game Reserve. Activities on offer include game drives, quad bike safari and an unforgettable experience with the local Bushmen people.
The setting of Haina Kalahari Lodge is classically African, relaxed and informal.
The Main Boma consists of a lounge, dining room and bar area decorated in wood and thatch. A swimming pool, sun deck, well-appointed bar and an expansive boma eating area are among the facilities available to visitors. The sundeck is 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 tented accommodation which are all private with their own decks.
Luxury tents: The 6 Luxury tents consist of a bedroom and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.
Superior Luxury Tents: Three of the Superior Luxury tents have thatch roofs, large decks and full bathrooms. All units are furnished in subtle earth tones and dark woods in a contemporary African theme and reflect the bush area.
Family Tent: This tent has been built around the trees and it has 1 king-size and 2 3/4 - ideal for families.
In addition, there is self-catering accommodation available at Haina in the Brakah Campsite, located 3km from the reserve's main gate amongst the characteristic Kalahari savannah.
There are 5 separate sites (max 5 pax per site), ablution blocks with hot & cold showers, flush toilets & separate washing up facilities. No electricity is provided & water is not recommended for drinking due to high salt content. Drinking water is available at the lodge, bring own container. Firewood, cold drinks & ice can all be purchased from the main lodge & daily activities can be booked. However use of the lodge facilities is permitted to fully inclusive Lodge guests only.
Your stay at Haina Kalahari Lodge is inclusive of all meals, local alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, as well as all snacks and beverages enjoyed during the day's game drives.
Meals are a delicious mix of international and hearty local cuisine - at night to be enjoyed under African skies.
FACTS ON THE RESERVE
Wildlife conservancy consisting of 20,000 HA. The real African safari experienced in semi arid, pristine Bushland and open savannah allows one the opportunity of superb game viewing.
Rainy season November to March, average rainfall 450mm.
Ave temperatures throughout the year: Summer 18-37 Celsius and Winter 5 -26 Celsius.
Animals found on the reserve: All animals on the reserve are in their natural habitat. Haina is big cat country with a pride of lion often roaming the area. There are several territorial leopard and cheetahs that also move through the reserve. There are the usual antelope species, especially herds of Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest and Eland. Kudu are also plentiful. Porcupine and honey badgers and the elusive brown hyena are occasionally spotted on night drives.
Birds found on the reserve: Both migrating and residential species with over 250 species positively identified.
Guided drives by experienced and knowledgeable guides to view the game, teeming bird life and surrounding areas is the most popular pastime. For the less adventurous time may be spent absorbing the sun, enjoying a 360-degree view and sampling the delectable fare provided by the resident chef.
Bushmen - Cultural Experience: Haina Kalahari Lodge is located in close proximity to the ancient mecca of the Bushmen that inhabited the area about 6000 years ago. Haina is home to a group of Bushmen, who are free to continue their nomadic life or join the experienced staff at Haina. They will share with you how they go about their daily lives, how they search for roots and plants to live on, how to make a fire and do a rain dance.
Quad Biking: The Quad bike safari is a novel way to explore the captivating Kalahari land around Haina Kalahari Lodge and to experience the fresh air that nature offers.
Full day excursion into Deception Valley, Central Kalahari Game Reserve: Deception Valley is an ancient fossil river; game viewing is especially good as there are open plains and it is common to see very large herds of antelope. We will visit the camp site of Mark and Delia Owens, the authors of the book "Cry of the Kalahari"; we will learn more about their journeys in this fascinating region of Africa.
Day trip to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
|Rate||Description||Start Date||End Date|
|USD 243 - 350||Luxury Tent, per person per night||15 Jan 2010||31 March 2011|
|USD 300 - 475||Superior Luxury Tent, per person per night|
|USD 20||Camping Fee, per person per night|
NB: Rates are quoted in USD and are per person per night. No Single Supplement applies. Stays of 3 nights and longer are subject to a discount - please enquire.
Children aged 4-12 sharing with two adults will be at 50% of the sharing rate. Third person sharing will be at 50% of adult rate. (Use of superior luxury tent recommended) Children of any age utilising their own tent will be charged full rate.
The above rates include (unless otherwise stated): All meals, Teas, coffees and snacks, local alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, Game drives and guided walks, bushman activities, Laundry, Government taxes and levies, road transfer from the Haina airstrip to the Lodge.
The above rates exclude: Imported alcohol, Visa costs, and transfer costs to and from Haina, Travel insurance, items of personal nature.
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