Dinaka - Ker & Downey Botswana

An exclusive private reserve hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Dinaka is host to one of the most unique biodiversities in Southern Africa. This ever-changing desert landscape gives refuge to the Kalahari lion, springbok, Oryx and brown hyena. The camp itself was acquired in 2017 and provides the perfect start or finish to any discerning travellers Botswana safari.

Dinaka

Accommodation

Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bedded thatched safari tents, each en-suite bathroom has both a large walk in shower and outdoor shower with a view. Families are accommodated in a two-bedroomed thatched tent, sharing a spacious en-suite bathroom – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. Dinaka’s tents are well spaced and raised up on wooden decks giving the perfect vantage point over a permanent water hole. Connected by wooden walkways all areas of camp are accessible by wheelchair.

The annual rains transform the arid desert landscape into a lush profusion of Kalahari vegetation, offering guests a unique insight into the lesser known desert experience. The Sleep Out Deck offers guests a panoramic view and the opportunity to spend the night under the magnificent African night sky.

Activities

Situated alongside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the focus of activities at Dinaka is exploring the Kalahari experience with wildlife ranging from giraffe to the antelope, small mammals like the honey badger, bat eared fox and porcupine to predators including the Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, with night drives heading out into the darkness with hopes of witnessing the nocturnal wildlife happenings. When out on game drives our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle and individual use of a camera mount. Educational walks are conducted by San Bushman guides offering you an insight into this ancient culture, their survival techniques and historical way of life. Birding is particularly spectacular as Dinaka hosts over 200 different bird species including the Kori Bustard and Crimson Breasted Shrike and a high concentration of Pale Chanting Goshawks.

Facilities

Seven spacious twin/double bedded tents with en-suite bathrooms (triple on request)
One family tent (sleeping five people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom)
Dining room, bar, sitting area and campfire overlooking a permanent water hole
Star deck for dining under the night sky Private airstrip
Accessible by air or road (self-drive options available)
Swimming pool
Photographic bunker and hides
Sleep Out Deck

Open season and child policy

All year round Minimum age is 7 years

Attractions

Dinaka, meaning “horns”, is a private conservancy located on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The activities on offer include educational walks with the San Bushman in addition to day and night game drives. Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities from the underground photographic bunker, vehicle, on foot or one of several hides. Dinaka is the perfect contrast to a staying in the Okavango Delta.

Property Facilities

Room Facilities

Twin Tent
Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bedded thatched safari tents, each en-suite bathroom has both a large walk in shower and outdoor shower with a view. Dinaka’s tents are well spaced and raised up on wooden decks giving the perfect vantage point over a permanent water hole. Connected by wooden walkways all areas of camp are accessible by wheelchair. The annual rains transform the arid desert landscape into a lush profusion of Kalahari vegetation, offering guests a unique insight into the lesser known desert experience. The Sleep Out Deck offers guests a panoramic view and the opportunity to spend the night under the magnificent African night sky.
Family Tent
Families are accommodated in a two-bedroomed thatched tent, sharing a spacious en-suite bathroom – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. Dinaka’s tents are well spaced and raised up on wooden decks giving the perfect vantage point over a permanent water hole. Connected by wooden walkways all areas of camp are accessible by wheelchair.
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Special Interest

Game Drives
Situated alongside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the focus of activities at Dinaka is exploring the Kalahari experience with wildlife ranging from giraffe to the antelope, small mammals like the honey badger, bat eared fox and porcupine to predators including the Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives conducted by a professional guide in specially-designed open safari vehicles allowing unhindered game viewing and photography. When out on game drives our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle and individual use of a camera mount.
Birding
Birding is particularly spectacular as Dinaka hosts over 200 different bird species including the Kori Bustard and Crimson Breasted Shrike and a high concentration of Pale Chanting Goshawks.
Guided Walks
Educational walks are conducted by San Bushman guides offering you an insight into this ancient culture, their survival techniques and historical way of life.
Photographic Hides
Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities from the underground photographic bunker.
Night Drives
Activities include night drives heading out into the darkness with hopes of witnessing the nocturnal wildlife happenings.
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