EVOLVE BACK GHAM DHAO Lodge

The Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge is situated on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana.

Classically African in style with a relaxed, informal ambiance, it harks back to the days of the early explorers.

The Kalahari Desert, located in the interior plateau of Southern Africa, is a featureless, gently undulating, semi-arid sandy savannah.

Although not technically a desert, it is devoid of surface water.

A unique and highly varied ecosystem, it is one of the few relatively unexplored regions globally.

 

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a distinct ecological unit – a transitional ecotone that links the woodlands of the northern Kalahari with the thornveld and scrub plains of the south.

The two most prominent topographical features of the reserve are the Okwa and Deception valleys that divide the reserve into three distinct regions.

The Kalahari is the traditional home of the San People, also known as ‘the first people’- considered to be one of the oldest cultures on Earth.

In an egalitarian society, where women enjoy equal status and where affluence is not measured in abundance, they are traditionally semi-nomadic people.

Accommodation at Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge:

The Evolve Back Gham Lodge boasts three categories of unique tented accommodations strategically secluded to always ensure a feeling of privacy and intimacy.

The lodge can accommodate a maximum of twenty guests, thus ensuring exclusivity that defines contemporary luxury.

The Kalahari Classic Family Tent comprises two Luxury Tents situated on an inter-leading deck. Only one in number, our family tent provides exclusivity, privacy, and space for the family.

The Kalahari Classic Tents are sheltered by a uniquely structured slatted canopy inspired by the traditional dwellings of the San people.

Spacious and aesthetically furnished, they are best suited for couples.

Built beneath a thatched canopy that keeps the tent cool, the Sky-Luxe Tents are secluded from each other to ensure privacy, peace, and quiet.

The San-dwellings-inspired sky bed provides stunning panoramic views of the Kalahari.

Dining at Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge:

Mealtimes at Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge are events to look forward to.

At our Kalahari Lodge dining, an ethnic team handles kitchen duties with great passion and enthusiasm, serving delicious salads, freshly baked bread, various game dishes, and traditional Botswana cuisine.

Served ‘Alfresco’ deep in the wilderness and under the myriad stars of the Kalahari skies and the biophony of the surroundings, it is a wonderful and primal experience with the vast landscape providing the perfect backdrop. 

A tradition that began during colonial rule, with Gin and tonic being the choice of drink.

Evolve Back carries it forward with a latter-day addition – a fine selection of drinks, cocktails, and delicious bites served against the unforgettable backdrop of a Kalahari sunset.

Facilities at Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge:

Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge offers facilities and services that allow the discerning visitor a rare chance to experience the Kalahari as it should be, thus making it the perfect gateway to this unique corner of the world.

The Main Lodge consists of a lounge, dining room, and bar area housed beneath a pitched thatch and timber structure.

Inspired by the traditional protective enclosure or stockade, our Boma is an expansive dining area where meals are served al fresco.

The Lodge has a swimming pool with a sundeck overlooking the Kalahari landscape.

This Kalahari swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off after a morning spent exploring the Kalahari.

Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge has its permanent waterhole located within viewing distance of the main lodge.

It is perfect for guests to view wildlife while enjoying a drink of their own.

The Lodge has its private airstrip licensed to a maximum of 5700 kg, making it easily accessible within Botswana.

Permission to land is required before arrival.

Experiences at Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge:

Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge offers a selection of activities that allows one to experience the Kalahari as it should be – from its famed night skies and unique wildlife to the resident San people and their ancient culture.

Early morning and afternoon game drives are on offer.

Professional and experienced guides conduct each drive in specially redesigned open-sided 4×4 vehicles.

We offer game drives during the night on request.

One can look forward to seeing various nocturnal species that are not usually encountered during the day.

Private Game Drives are available at an additional cost and on request; a Private Drive allows you to concentrate on your areas of particular interest and makes for a highly fulfilling experience.

While large mammals are always exciting to see, it is the diverse and incredible birdlife that fascinates visitors, with over 250 bird species positively identified.

Bird watching is not a separate activity and is carried out during the Game Drives.

A journey on foot into the bush with our resident San People – one of the earth’s oldest civilisations – who will passionately share with you their culture and knowledge that enables them to survive the harsh and arid conditions of the Kalahari.

 RATES

1 July 2024 to 31 October 2024

Kalahari Classic Family Tent from USD 709 per person sharing per night.

Kalahari Classic Tent from USD 789 per person sharing per night.

Sky-Luxe Tent from USD 1180 per person sharing per night.

Single Rates Available On Request.

Rates Include:

Accommodation.

All Meals and Local Drinks (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic).

2 x Game Drives per Day.

Bird Watching.

Walk with the San People.

Kalahari Sundowner Experience.

Laundry.

Taxes.

 

Rates Exclude:

Gratuities.

Bush Plane Transfers and Landing/Departure Fees.

Private Game Drives.

Travel Insurance – highly recommended. 

 

LOCATION:

-20.94464709178689, 23.678812245486117

 Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

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