Ker & Downey’s newly acquired luxury tented safari camp, Dinaka, will open in Botswana in March.
The camp is on a private reserve on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Francesca Hird, Marketing Director, said the 16-bed camp would have seven twin/double tents and one family tent.
The tents will be well spaced and raised on wooden decks, giving the perfect vantage point over a permanent water hole.
“Each tent will have an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower. The minimum age at Dinaka will be seen years old and the activities include game drives, night drives, walking safaris and a sleep-out deck,” said Hird.
The current safari lodge will undergo a total rebuild in December, transforming it into a new Ker & Downey camp.
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 on foot 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.
Dinaka, meaning “horns”, is a private reserve located on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The reserve offers guided walks in addition to day and night game drives. Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities either from the vehicle, on foot or one of several hides/bunkers. The perfect contrast to a stay in the Okavango Delta, with an added hidden treasure!