Haina Kalahari Lodge is on a conservancy along the northern boundary of the Central
Kalahari Game Reserve. The main boma consists of a lounge, dining room, sun deck,
swimming pool and bar area decorated in wood and thatch with an adjacent waterhole
where game come to drink throughout the day.
Accommodating up to 20 guests, in private tented accommodation with their own decks,
this is the perfect blend of luxury and wilderness allowing you to experience the
harshness of the Kalahari in true luxury!
What to see and do
Game Drives: Accompanied by an experienced guide you will explore the sights and sounds
of the Kalahari. Night drives allow you to see some of the more secretive animals.
Guided Walks: Join the resident ranger and bushmen tracker on a bush trail. Learn
more about animal spoor and the Kalahari vegetation. The walks are of varied lengths
depending on guests physical fitness but usually cover around 3-5 kilometers.
Bushmen Cultural experience: Haina is home to a group of Bushmen, who are free to
continue their nomadic life. 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.
Haina has a healthy population of large antelope such as Kudu, Gemsbok and Wildebeest
as well as smaller antelope like Impala and Steenbok. The pumped waterholes attract
a wide variety of animals, especially during the dry season. Haina is big cat country,
with Lion roaming the area as well as several territorial leopards and cheetahs that
move through the conservancy.
With over 250 bird species, Haina offers birdwatchers
the opportunity to see some of the desert dwelling birds of Botswana. Flocks of Doves
and Sandgrouse can be seen at the waterholes whilst the surrounding bushveld is habitat
to Shrikes and Chats. Raptors are common, especially during the summer when migratory
The accommodation features luxury, en-suite tents each with a private deck overlooking
the bushveld. All units are furnished in subtle earth tones and dark woods in a contemporary
African theme and reflect the surrounding bush. Tea and coffee making facilities
are provided (using a gas burner) as well as safes, gowns, fragrant linen and made-in-Africa
furnishings. The luxury tents consist of a bedroom and en-suite shower whilst the
superior luxury tents have thatch roofs, lounge chairs and a full bathroom.