Dinaka

Botswana

  • Day and night safaris in the Kalahari
  • Explore on foot with a San Bushman guide
  • Watch animals and birds from hides
  • Relax in the spacious lounge
  • Communal dining
  • Large, en-suite tents

Open: Dinaka opened in early 2018 after an extensive rebuild, and will be open all year. It was formerly known as Dinaka Safari Lodge.

Location: Dinaka is in a private reserve of the same name in the north of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp has its own airstrip.

Rooms: There are 7 tents, a mix of twins and doubles, all with en-suite bathroom with full running water, a shower and flush toilet plus an outdoor shower. Families are accommodated in the larger tent which has 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom. All tents are on elevated decks and have decks facing the waterhole.

Activities: Day and night game drives in the reserve in open safari vehicles, guided nature walks with San Bushmen, bird watching, and wildlife viewing and photography from hides and an underground bunker. There’s a special sleepout deck for guests wanting to spend a night amidst nature.

Facilities: The main area is a large, open plan structure with sofas and coffee tables, and a large dining table for group meals, open fronted and with a thatched roof. There are some open deck areas. Wooden walkways link the main area and tents.

Dining: Meals are eaten as a group.

Children: Children aged 7 years and over are welcome. There is 1 family tent.

Health: This is a malaria area.

Communication: There is internet access in the main tent.

Notes: All areas of camp are wheelchair accessible.

Dinaka is owned and operated by Ker and Downey, who also own Kanana, Okuti and Shinde Camp.

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Client Rating for Botswana 5/5 from 120 reviews

With only one night here we had little time to assess the Lodge, but it seemed very good. the owners were so helpful, and took us out as soon as we arrived, to see lions nearby. Walk with San Bushmen in the morning was very interesting, the men were keen to show us the old skills of survival in the desert, it did not feel awkward at all, just very interesting and absorbing.

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