Dinaka

Kalahari, Botswana

Dinaka is a private reserve located on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities.

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 provides the perfect start or finish to any discerning travellers Botswana safari.

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 afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives. Alternatively, you may get more up close and personal with nature along with an insight into the San Bushmen culture with guided bush walks. 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.

For those a little more adventurous spend the night beneath the vast Kalahari sky at the Dinaka Sleep Out Deck.

Dinaka, meaning “horns”, is a private reserve located on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities either from the vehicle, on foot or one of several hides and underground bunker. The perfect contrast to a stay in the Okavango Delta, with an added hidden treasure!

In Outline

Location

Access

Dinaka is accessed via light aircraft from Maun International Airport and other camps and lodges in northern Botswana.

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Rates
From USD 495
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH AND DECEMBER
USD 495
APRIL, MAY, JUNE AND NOVEMBER
USD 670
JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
USD 890

Climate

The Kalahari region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in the Kalahari are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Seven spacious twin and double-bedded safari tents
  • En-suite bathrooms with in and outdoor showers
  • Two-bedroomed family tent
  • Sleep out deck
  • Tents set on raised decks

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Game ranges 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 afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives.

Best Time to Travel

Dinaka is best visited in the southern African summer (November to May).

Bird Sightings

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.

Guest Safety

Dinaka is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.