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Suricate Tented Kalahari Lodge

Suricate Tented Kalahari Lodge

In Namibia’s rugged Kalahari Desert lies a rustic, tented lodge perfect for travelers wanting to experience nature face-to-face. Suricate Kalahari Tented Lodge rests solidly on a red sand dune overlooking a pan system that forms part of the upper Auob wetlands. Safari-goers get a taste of what early explorers saw when first traversing this unique stretch of the Kalahari savanna.

Twelve spacious, walk-in tents offer expansive views of the dunes from private decks. Each tent also features a secluded setting and en-suite, open-air bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush toilet, and shower.

The lodge’s main area encompasses a warm, African-style lounge overlooking a waterhole, a communal dining area, a cozy fireplace, a refreshing infinity pool, and a pool deck with panoramic views and comfortable seating.

The Intu Africa Private Kalahari Game Reserve provides unparalleled opportunities to view diverse wildlife. In the words of one animal-loving guest, “Our stay at Suricate was mind-blowing; we spent a whole day out in the most beautiful game reserve Namibia has to offer (to my opinion)! From the moment you leave the lodge, the experience you get every time you cross one of the dunes is just great. On the one side you see a large group of zebra [and] once over the hill a giraffe family! We saw the lions, leopards, and a whole bunch of suricates!!” In addition, guests also report seeing springbok, oryx, kudu, and wildebeest, among others.

Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles provide the best game-viewing opportunities. However, guided walks and hikes with trained Bushmen guides yield an intimate look at this vast wilderness region. Quad biking (four-wheeling) excursions give guests a unique chance to experience the grassy plains, sand dunes, and “dune streets” (valleys separating the dunes) in the driver’s seat. Learning about the predator re-introduction program and about the desert survival secrets of the San people are also highlights of a stay at Suricate Kalahari Tented Lodge.

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