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Deception Valley Safari

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Get to Know Deception Valley

Deception Valley boasts a plethora of oryx along with good predator populations: black-maned Kalahari lions and brown hyenas are the real highlights

Deception Valley, also known as the Letiahau Valley, is the best known and most accessible of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve’s four fossil river valleys.Conservationists Mark and Delia Owens put Deception Valley on the map with their book Cry of the Kalahari, which chronicled their time studying brown hyaenas in this fossil river valley between 1974 and 1981. At that time nobody ventured into the central Kalahari on safari. Now, 30 years later, Africa’s second-largest game reserve remains gloriously wild with only a couple of lodges and a handful of wilderness campsites catering to self-drive visitors.

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Why Deception Valley?

  • Excellent predator viewing with black-maned lions and brown hyenas being highlights
  • A couple of top-class lodges and gloriously wild campsites cater to all safari preferences and budgets
  • Big skies, scenic landscapes and wide-open spaces exude a real sense of desert solitude
  • Other safari enthusiasts tend to be fairly few and far between in the remote Deception Valley
  • Incredible star-strewn night skies

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FAQs about Deception Valley

  • Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active.
  • A typical day on safari will vary depending on the camp you’re staying at, but will include early morning and late afternoon game drives, with time during the hottest part of the day to relax in camp.
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