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Dinaka Safari Lodge

Set by a permanent waterhole in the remote Kalahari desert, Dinaka combines safaris and cultural activities and the opportunity to relax in comfort.


Private reserve in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level

DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.

Price Guide



The location is remote: a private reserve in the remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve, but that doesn’t mean you need to forego comfort. Dinaka has been designed to meet the expectations of  21st century travellers, looking for high quality accommodation and service.

Guest tents are modelled on the traditional safari style with the benefit of large picture windows along both sides making it wonderfully light, and a thatched roof to keep the interior cool. You have plenty of space to relax, including a shaded veranda facing the waterhole, which attracts wildlife year round. The fully plumbed bathroom has a shower and flush toilet, and there’s another shower open to the sky.

Wooden walkways link tents to the main area, a large building with separate living and dining areas. Reclining on a sofa you can relax as you leaf through a reference book and enjoy a chilled drink. Meals are usually eaten together as a group, providing opportunities to swap stories with fellow guests as you enjoy your meal.

Game drives, day and night, take you into the Dinaka Reserve where you can spot desert lion, leopard, cheetah, gemsbok, kudu, giraffe, zebra and brown hyena, among others, not forgetting the smaller creatures such as honey badger, mongoose, porcupine and bat-eared fox. Birds regularly seen include goshawk and kori bustard. A number of hides and an underground bunker let you watch wildlife at close quarters, and capture some superb photos.

You should not miss the opportunity to spend time with a San Bushman guide, to gain an added insight into the flora and fauna and learn how the bushmen people survive in this seemingly harsh environment.

The sleep out deck is available for guests who want to spend a night in the desert, an intense experience with the sounds of nature around you and the sparkling stars bright in the sky above.

Dinaka Highlights

  • See Kalahari lion and other desert animals
  • Explore with a San Bushman guide
  • Watch wildlife from hides
  • Relax in the spacious lounge
  • Spend a night on the sleep out deck

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Dinaka Location




  • 7 safari tents
  • Open all year round 
  • Children aged 7 years and over are welcome.
    There is 1 family tent.


  • Lounge
  • Dining area
  • Deck


  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walks with a bushman guide
  • Watch wildlife from hides
  • Bird watching

The 7 tents are large, light and airy, have en-suite facilities including indoor and outdoor showers, and a shaded deck overlooking the lagoon. They include a family tent with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom.


  • Indoor seating
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Separate outdoor shower
  • Shaded veranda with chairs

    Tuskwana the Elephant is your guide to choosing acommodation that make a difference to their community or environment. And you can click him for our TRAVEL + PROTECT page.

    Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

    Ker & Downey Botswana, owners of Dinaka Safari Lodge, support Bana Ba Letsatsi, a charity based in Maun supporting local orphans and children at risk. The centre supports around 200 children providing counselling, education, skills training, meals, clothes, medical attention and much more. 

    And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

    You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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    We know and love Botswana, and would be delighted to help you plan your perfect Botswana Safari holiday. Call 01473 599083 to speak to a Botswana travel specialist today.