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…

Location Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Access Scheduled flight or charter flight to Dinaka Airstrip
Open Year round
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury Tented Lodge
Focus Big game / Unique Kalahari habitat / San Bushman Culture
Children 7 Years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Cultural walks with San Bushmen / Guided walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 8 tents including one family tent
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroom family unit
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor shower / Outdoor shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting LED / Solar
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Standing fans / Ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horn
Wi-Fi In room
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard