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Home >> Africa >> Botswana >> Deception Valley Safari Pictures, Kalahari Desert
 

We visited Deception Valley on the edge of the Kalihari.

After camping in the Kalahari, we headed to the Deception Valley Lodge to wash off the dirt. The hotel is beautiful - it's hard to imagine something like this could exist in the middle of the bush.  Most guests arrive by plane. Our first reaction when we saw the beautiful clawfoot bathtub was the same: This will be great for laundry! We'd been there less than an hour, and we are already bringing the place down a notch! Two bushmen took us on a walk to demonstrate some traditional skills.  Here, he is demonstrating how to store water in an ostrich egg. This is how to set a trap. Drinking the water of a very, very bitter root. Starting a fire with sticks.  It's way harder than it looks! Traditional dance and music. Traditional houses.