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Dinaka is situated in an exclusive private concession bordering the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Dinaka is an exclusive and relaxed tented lodge offering a classic Kalahari bush experience. The camp is very comfortable, efficiently run and has a lovely feel with friendly staff and a warm, communal atmosphere. The camp overlooks a water hole that attracts game throughout the year, but especially in the dry season (May to early November). The private reserve is home to the full range of Kalahari species, set within a typical Kalahari landscape, and offers a wide range of activities. In addition to game drives and walking safaris, night drives are possible to seek out rarer desert species and cultural excursions with San bushman offer an insight into the cultural history of the land. There are also a couple of photography hides overlooking active water holes, a sunset deck with huge views over the bush, and a sleep out deck for nights out ‘under the stars’. If you have time, Dinaka makes a great combination with camps in Chobe and the Okavango Delta, adding real diversity to your Botswana experience.


Guest accommodation is provided in eight spacious twin or double-bedded safari tents, all raised on wooden decks and with views over the permanent water hole. Each tent has an en suite bathroom comprising…


The Central Kalahari is an area of semi-desert, where trees, bushes and grass do exist within an otherwise hostile desert environment. This allows a variety of birds and animals to exist in the region, including the rare…


Children from seven years and above are welcomed and there is a dedicated family tent with two bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Ker & Downey, the camp’s owners, operate an excellent Young Explorers’ programme which can be booked…

Conservation & community

Ker & Downey Botswana, owners of Dinaka, supports Maun-based NGO Bana Ba Letsatsi (Children of the Sun) which assists northern Botswana’s orphaned and vulnerable children by providing them with food…

LocationCentral Kalahari Game Reserve
AccessScheduled flight or charter flight to Dinaka Airstrip
OpenYear round
Camp StyleLuxury Tented Lodge
FocusBig game / Unique Kalahari habitat / San Bushman Culture
Children7 Years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Cultural walks with San Bushmen / Guided walks
Maximum Guests on Vehicle4
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms8 tents including one family tent
Family Accommodation1 two bedroom family unit
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor shower / Outdoor shower
Power for chargingIn room
LightingLED / Solar
HairdryerProvided in room
Heating/CoolingStanding fans / Ceiling fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomAir horn
Wi-FiIn room
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard