The most exclusive lodging within the Tswalu Kalahari, Tswalu Tarkuni lodge offers just five luxurious suites perfect for a group of friends or families who wish to experience the best of the Kalahari in privacy. Tswalu means “a new beginning” in the Tswana language, and promises as such for its guests and its beloved conservation area.

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Tswalu Tarkuni lodge is the most exclusive property located in the Tarkuni Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. This separate, freestanding African dwelling is ideal for small groups and families, with accommodations for nannies and interconnecting rooms. Tswalu Tarkuni houses just five luxurious suites and encompasses a host of elegantly simple amenities, including a large private swimming pool opening to the remarkable scene of animals drinking at a nearby watering hole.

Guests at Tswalu Tarkuni can find calm and contemplation at the sala, sunshine at the swimming pool, or luxury in the lofty bedrooms with vistas that beguile the most jaded traveler. Private game viewing vehicles are included as well as a dedicated chef to allow the luxury of flexibility, whether a dining experience under the stars in Tswalu Tarkuni’s traditional African boma, picnic breakfasts off the beaten path, or exciting desert dune dinners. In short, Tswalu Tarkuni is the ultimate in luxury game reserve accommodation with its self-contained privacy, unparalleled exclusivity, and personal service.

Guests have a variety of safari options from which to choose at Tswalu Tarkuni. Aside from traditional game drives in private vehicles, resident donkeys Pedro and Don Juan ferry guests about in a traditional Kalahari cart. Tracking on horseback and on foot is also possible in the vast bush, with the Kalahari lion, cheetah, desert black rhinoceros, aardvark, honey badger, lynx, wild dog, a variety of antelope, and the ever-popular meerkats among some 80 species of game within view. Guests may also visit the community wellness clinic, preschool, and adult literacy center within the nearby village. Arrange a hot air balloon ride over the plain, participate in educational talks with resident ecologists, or trek to nearby archaeological sites where ancient Bushmen rock carvings have been discovered. With over 380 square miles to explore, the options are endless within the stunning and beautiful Tswalu Kalahari.

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