Located in a 20,000-hectare private conservancy on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the desert landscape is home to abundant animal and bird life. The spacious en-suite safari tents boast indoor and outdoor showers and are raised on wooden decks, gifting you with a spectacular vantage point to gaze over the permanent waterhole in front of camp which attracts an array of wildlife. Activities include morning, afternoon and night game drives in open safari vehicles. Alternatively, you may get more up close and personal with nature on foot with guided bush walks.

Why we love Dinaka!

The Kalahari is everything you expect and with the newly renovated Dinaka you have a perfect blend of luxury in the wild. Dinaka was my first real Botswana safari and I loved it for so many reasons but mostly, that it was so different to what I am used to. Flying from Maun straight into camp, where Dinaka (Ker & Downey Botswana) have their own private concession, was amazing and meant very few other vehicles, actually we did not see another vehicle the whole time we were there. I had the pleasure of seeing a wide range of species I don’t normally see in Zambia like Oryx, Ostrich, Rhino etc. This is the real wild Africa and I loved it so much. Great combo with Okavango/Zambia.

Last visited by Mike Varndell, Managing Founder in Nov 2018

Fast Facts


Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana


x7 double safari tents, x1 family safari tent

Great for

Location and sleep out deck

Children welcome

Yes. Min age 7yrs.


All Year

Ideal length of stay

2-3 Nights




No but internet can be accessed on office computer

(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


Pricing categories explained

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features

Sleep out deck

Ever dreamed of spending the night under the blanket of stars adorning the African night sky? Dinaka offers the chance for guests to spend a night on their Sleep Out Deck, with a panoramic view of the astounding landscape and passing wildlife, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Cats and birds galore

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a haven for cats, the desert is home to the Kalahari lion, cheetah and leopard, it also hosts brown hyena, honey badger, bat eared fox and porcupine. A birders’ paradise, the game reserve has over 200 different bird species including the Kori Bustard and Crimson Breasted Shrike and a high concentration of Pale Chanting Goshawks.

Underground photographic bunker

Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities either from the vehicle, on foot or one of several hides/bunkers which keep you hidden from view and allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife in a secret space.

Client Reviews

  • Fabulous Experience in the Kalahari

    Our group of four recently stayed at Dinaka for just two nights. We pretty much loved everything about our stay there. I love arriving to a camp and being picked up by the safari vehicle and having a mini game drive on the way to camp. We also really liked the welcome song that the staff sings as you arrive in your safari vehicle.

  • Extraordinary stay at Dinaka

    We spent 3 days at Dinaka as a family of 6 with our four kids aged 6 to 12. We had the most wonderful time. The level of friendliness and attention of the staff is unparalleled, the camp managers are clearly leading by example here. The game viewing excellent and exclusive, our guide was both very approachable and knowledgeable.

  • Desert Oasis

    Experiencing the Kalahari desert is like nothing I have ever experienced. It is very hot , dry and austere but the Dinaka camp is a beautiful comfortable way to experience this inhospitable environment. The wildlife is abundant and our very capable guide, Mr. Bonolo, found a multitude of animals for us.


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