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Dinaka

"An authentic and private Kalahari experience"

Budget level: High-End
Country
Botswana
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Lodge
Location
Central Kalahari
Kids Min Age
7

Dinaka meaning “horns” is at the top of our list when visiting the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This authentic safari lodge is situated on private land bordering the Reserve and hosts one of the most unique bio-diversities in Southern Africa, with its ever-changing landscapes, varied wildlife and spectacular birdlife (over 200 species).

An exclusive private conservancy hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. 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. 

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.

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 the 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.

Why we like it

  • Remote location offering an authentic Kalahari experience.
  • Several hides and bunkers to get closer to the wildlife in their natural habitat offering fantastic photographic opportunities.
  • A boutique safari camp offering personalized service.
  • Great for families.
  • Excellent wildlife and birding.
  • Sleep under the stars on a deck overlooking the African wilderness.

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