Haina Safari Lodge Rakops
Central Region, Botswana
The setting of Haina Safari Lodge,
located in Rakops in central Botswana, 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 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. Haina Lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in tented
accommodation which are all private with their own decks.
Accommodation at Haina Lodge
Luxury tents: The 6 Luxury tents consist of a bedroom and en-suite
bathroom with shower and toilet.
Superior Luxury Tents: The 4 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.
The Honeymoon Tent: The Honeymoon tent has been custom built around the trees. It consists of a four poster bed a large bathroom with views of the bush.
Activities at Haina Lodge
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
Bushmen - Cultural Experience: Haina Safari Lodge is located in close proximity to the ancient Mecca of the Bushmen that inhabited the area about 6 000 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: Quad biking is a novel way to explore the verdant countryside adjacent to Haina Safari Lodge and to view the game and bird life. It also presents an outlet for the young at heart to give vent to their thirst for excitement.
Wildlife: Highlights would be sightings of the big cats, they are extremely vocal and seen regularly. There are several territorial leopards and cheetahs that also move through the conservancy. There are the usual antelope species especially herds of Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest and Eland. Kudu are also plentiful. Wild Dog sightings, brown and spotted hyena. Game drives are lead by an experienced guide and bushman tracker. Evening sundowners are served after the game drive with the sun setting over the Kalahari. Game also come to drink at the waterhole adjacent to the Boma throughout the day. Both migrating and residential species of birds with over 250 species positively identified.
Full day excursion into Deception Valley, Kalahari National Park: Depart early morning (+- 06h00 depending on season) and make host way to the Central Kalahari National Park. The driving time is approximately 2 hours to the park. Arriving at Deception Pan establishment will enjoy a "Kalahari" brunch. 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. Establishment will visit the camp site of Mark and Delia Owens, the authors of the book "Cry of the Kalahari", establishment will learn more about their journeys in this fascinating region of Africa. Returning to Haina in the late afternoon in time to freshen up before host evening meal.
Best available rates (BAR) per per person per night: all meals, game drives, guided walks, Bushmen activities: on request
Brakha camp site, 3 km from the lodge, no meals, fee per vehicle is payable on arrival: on request
Contact & reservations:
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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