Botswana :: Western Botswana/Ghanzi
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Dqae Qare San Lodge is a community owned lodge and campsite situated on a 7500 hectare community owned game farm situated in western Botswana near Ghanzi. The lodge specialises in offering an authentic Bushman Experience through a wide variety of cultural activities.
Guests are free to explore the farm in their own 4x4 vehicle. The main Lodge includes 16 en-suite double bedrooms, seven in an old farmhouse.
There is also an extensive campsite under Camelthorn trees with hot water ablutions. Accommodation is on dinner, bed and breakfast with three course dinners and full English breakfasts. The Lodge includes a thatched lapa dining area overlooking a waterhole and a private large swimming pool.
The main attraction outside accommodation are a range of excellent San cultural activities including bush walks, fire making, craft making, trap setting and traditional dances.
Close to the Lodge is a traditional San village offering a 24 hour full Bushman experience. The game farm is well stocked with game including giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, kudu, hartebeest, impala, gemsbok, warthog and ostriches and there are a number of resident cheetah and leopard though seldom seen. Tracks for game drives are well sign posted on the farm.
The farm hosts the annual Kuru Bushman Dance Festival in August at a purpose-built arena. (Updated Feb-17).
|Address :||32km or 28min ENE of Ghanzi, Western Botswana/Ghanzi, Botswana|
|Postal :||P.O. Box 605, Ghanzi, Botswana|
|Contact :||Anne Laws|
|Contact 2 :||Greg Laws|
|Cell :||+267 72 527 321|
|Fax :||+267 659 7703|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent|
From Ghanzi take the A3 to Maun. 23km from Ghanzi is the turnoff to Dqae Qare well signposted on the right hand side of the road. The lodge is 7km further on a farm track suitable for two wheel drive vehicles with good ground clearance. From Maun pass through the Kuke vet fence en route to Ghanzi, then pass D'Kar village and the turnoff is 13km further on the left.
|Best Time to Visit :||All year|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Person|
|Base Currency :||BWP|
|Minimum Rate :||685.00|
|Maximum Rate :||685.00|
|Updated for :||2018|
|Comments :||Rates quoted include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. BWP425 without meals. Breakfast and Lunch BWP80.00. Dinner BWP150.00 Government tourism levy - P10 pp/pn. (Rate info updated Feb-17).|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency|
|Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :||USD, GBP, NAD, ZAR, EURO|
|Nearest ATM :||Ghanzi|
|Nearest Bank :||Ghanzi|
|Tourist Organisation Rating :||1 Star|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Accommodation (Lodge, Bushmen Huts), Child Friendly, Restaurant (Set Menu (Pre-booked set menu but flexible)), Swimming Pool, Restrooms, Shop (Curio Shop), Internet, Wireless Networking, Landing Strip Nearby|
|Number of Sites :||10|
|Facilities :||Kitchen, Shaded Sites|
|Shower Facilities :||Hot and Cold Showers|
|Price per Stand/Person :||75BWP (Nov-17).|
|Price Quoted :||Per Person on Stand|
|Use of Lodge Facilities :||Yes|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Bird Watching, Stargazing, Photography|
|Game to View:||Giraffe. Eland. Zebra. Wildebeest. Hartebeest. Impala. Warthog. Kudu. Gemsbok and rarely Cheetah. Brown Hyena. Leopard. Gemsbok.|
|More Activities:||Bushman Cultural Activities including bush walks. Fire making. Rope making. Trap setting. Craft making and traditional dances.|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Ghanzi|
|Distance to Ghanzi :||32km|
|Travel Time to Ghanzi :||26min|
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