Thinking about going on a Kalahari Desert safari? In our Ker and Downey Dinaka camp review we dive into what makes this luxury African safari experience one of the best in Botswana.
Just when we thought our 2-month African safari adventure couldn’t get any better…
We left the vast wetlands of the Okavango Delta and flew into the dry, arid sprawl of the Kalahari Desert, excited for a new experience and curiosity sky-high with what wildlife we would encounter in this unique landscape.
The twin-propeller aircraft touched down on the long, dirt runway and we climbed down the steps to meet our guide from Ker and Downey’s Dinaka camp.
Jumping into the back of the open-air Land Cruiser we navigated our way through the private concession, and immediately came across a herd of kudu and impala just metres from our vehicle, then passed a set of lion footprints.
The safari hadn’t even begun yet, and we were already encountering some of Africa’s most unique creatures.
Arriving at camp we were greeted by the entire staff at Dinaka Ker and Downey, who sung us a traditional song while we sipped a delicious welcome drink.
The Dinaka camp was like an oasis in the heart of the desert, with a watering hole surrounded by zebra and antelope and a stunning, luxurious bar area overlooking the show.
As they say, this was just the beginning. We could already tell we were in for a special safari experience here in the Kalahari Desert.
READ MORE: Don’t miss our entire review from Ker and Downey’s Shinde Concession in the Okavango Delta to see how it compares!
Ker and Downey Dinaka Camp Review – An Exclusive Luxury Kalahari Safari
Nestled deep within the captivating expanse of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the Ker & Downey Dinaka Camp is a true gem that offers an unforgettable safari trip like no other.
Having stayed at a variety of safari camps already across southern Africa, including the revolutionary Pangolin Lodge in the Chobe National Park and the gorgeous Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe, South Africa, we had come to discover that no two places are the same.
Dinaka in the Kalahari Desert took what we’d experienced already and brought its own flair.
While it had all the elegant style, first-class hospitality and legendary comfort you’d expect from a premier safari operator such as Ker and Downey, its location lended itself to a more rugged, unique…