The Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge, formerly known as Haina Kalahari Lodge, is situated on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Classically African in style with a relaxed informal ambience, the Lodge is your perfect gateway to the Kalahari.
The Lodge boasts of three categories of unique tented accommodations, strategically secluded to ensure a feeling of privacy and intimacy at all times. The lodge can accommodate a maximum of twenty guests, thus ensuring exclusivity that defines contemporary luxury, allowing you to experience the Kalahari at your own pace.
The luxury tents are sheltered by a uniquely structured slatted canopy inspired by the traditional dwellings of the San people. Our five Luxury Tents are spacious and aesthetically furnished with a comfortable sleeping area and en-suite facilities including indoor and outdoor showers, gas tea/coffee making facilities and more. Best suited for couples.
The Superior Tents are built beneath a thatched canopy, which provides shade and keeps the tents cool in the Kalahari. All units are furnished in subtle earth tones and dark woods in a contemporary African theme. A total of three tents, they come with large decks and full bathrooms.
Evolve Back, Gham Dhao Lodge offers a selection of activities that allows the discerning visitor a rare chance to experience the Kalahari as it should be. Evolve Back, Gham Dhao Lodge introduces you to every aspect of the Kalahari from its famed night skies and unique wildlife to the resident San people and their ancient culture.
Early morning, afternoon and night game drives are on offer. Each drive is conducted by professional and experienced guides in open-sided 4×4 vehicles. Guests can choose from a shared or private drive.
The area is well-known for sightings of the Black maned Kalahari Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and the elusive Brown Hyena. Regular sightings include antelope species such as Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest and Eland.
Walk with the San
Journey on foot into the bush with our resident San People who will passionately share an authentic and traditional experience. Learn about their ancient culture and how they once survived in harsh and arid conditions.
While large mammals are always exciting to see, it is often the diverse and incredible bird-life that fascinates visitors. The area offers excellent bird-watching opportunities with over 250 bird species positively identified.
Day trip to CKGR
Day trips to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are organized by Evolve Back, Gham Dhao Lodge. Guests get an opportunity to experience the immensity and the wild, mysterious beauty of this unique landscape.
Sun-downers are the perfect way to end your afternoon safari as the Kalahari sun dissipates, transforming the sky into an artful canvas of beauty.
A Bush Dinner deep in the African wilderness is a wonderful and primal experience best enjoyed under the Kalahari skies. Served ‘Al fresco’, it is a great bonding experience with the vast Kalahari landscape providing the perfect backdrop.