Explore the Majestic Mysteries of the Central Kalahari with Haina Kalahari Lodge in Botswana!
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.
Haina Kalahari 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.
The 5 Luxury Tents are sheltered by a 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. Each tent is solar-powered and strategically placed to ensure guests’ privacy at all times.
Our Family Tent is made up of 2 x Luxury Tents with an inter-leading deck. Sheltered by a uniquely structured slatted canopy and comprises of a double/twin bed (in each tent) with mosquito net, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers, and gas tea/coffee making facilities. Each tent is solar-powered and strategically placed to ensure guests’ privacy at all times.
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 4×4 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.
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 4×4 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.
Haina Kalahari Lodge
“The service and accomadation was excellent. The tent room very luxury! The bushmen experience and quadbike activity was special for me. The best experience were when four lions drinking water in front of the lodge and then been there for about three hours!” – Jannie1005
“The lodge is in a stunning location, the tents are comfortable and well maintained. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. Tanya, One and Neil all made as feel so welcome. Our guide Mozilla was excellent very knowledgeable and a great companion on the drives.” – Ozzie06
“What an wonderfull Kalahari Experience. The wildlife, birds and then, the hosting. Relaxed and beautifull. Run away from the day to day stress and relax at Haina Kalahari Lodge. Well done team. The swimming pool, the best you can find in the Kalahari. Water is clean and safe to have children around.” – relax19642015