Haina Kalahari Lodge in the Central Kalahari, Botswana is a 45 minute drive from the Matsweri Gate of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Deception Valley can be reached in three hours on a day excursion from the lodge.
The private Wildlife Conservancy on which Haina is located consists of 11 000 hectares of land and is also home to a group of Bushmen who are free to continue their nomadic life. The area is semi arid with vast open plains and bushveld which is ideal for game viewing. The rainy season occurs in this region between November and March.
Fly-in safaris can be arranged as Haina has its own licensed airstrip. Alternately, self-sufficient and experienced guests can self-drive to the lodge in 4x4 vehicles stocked with ample water and fuel supplies as there are no shops or fuel supplies after leaving Rakops, Maun or Ganzi. Fuel consumption is higher on sandy roads.
The most obvious and practical route from the South is via Rakops. The last refueling stop on the main tar road is at Mopipi, after Letlhakane and before Rakops. The turnoff to the Haina Conservancy is 18 km (11 miles) north of the Rakops tower. Turn left at the “Haina Kalahari Lodge” signboard and follow the cut line for +/- 75 km (47 miles) to Haina Kalahari Lodge. You pass through Kuke Corner Veterinary gate.
Please take note that Mopipi is the last trust worthy fuel supply, where there is diesel and unleaded petrol. Your next fuel stop is Maun.
From Maun follow the road to Makalamabedi. Turn of +/- 52 km (32 miles) from Maun. Turn right before Makalamabedi Veterinary fence (see Haina sign). This is the best option if you carry meat. Drive along the veterinary fence line to Kuke gate. Turn right along the Central Kalahari Game Reserve fence line for approximately 22 km (14 miles).
If you do not carry meat, continue through the Veterinary Fence Gate and turn sharp right past the Police base and carry on along the fence line up to the Kuke gate. Enter through the Kuke gate and follow the fence line. Drive along the CKGR fence line until you find the Haina sign. Turn right at Haina Kalahari Lodge sign.
From Ghanzi : Drive on the tar road to Maun. At Kuke Corner turn right into old main gravel road. Drive for +/- 4 km (2.4 miles). Turn right towards the cut line fence. Follow 2 spoor sand road adjacent to Central Kalahari Game Reserve for 120 km (75 miles) to Haina Kalahari Lodge signboard.