Located in an exclusive private reserve hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Dinaka is host to one of the most unique and diverse habitats in southern Africa. This ever-changing desert landscape is home to black-maned Kalahari lion, springbok, oryx and brown hyaena. Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bed safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and flush toilet. Dinaka’s tents are well spaced and raised on wooden decks to provide the perfect vantage point over a permanent waterhole. All areas of the camp are connected by wooden walkways.
During game drives we have chances of seeing wildlife ranging from giraffe to antelopes, small mammals like the honey badger and bat eared fox, to predators including the Kalahari lion, cheetah and brown hyena. The San Bushman guides offer you an insight into their ancient culture, their survival techniques and historical way of life.
Arriving in the Okavango Delta we spend two nights at Qorokwe Lodge, a charming, eco-style lodge with 100% solar-generated power. We stay in luxury canvas-style tented accommodation, on a raised wooden deck. All with private facilities equipped with bathrobes, slippers, mosquito repellent, shampoo/conditioner, hairdryer and more. The lodge offers very nice common areas where you can relax, including the beautiful pool area. In the evenings we can enjoy a drink by a sparkling fire.
The name Qorokwe means “the place where the buffalo broke through the bush into the water", evoking the high-density game area in which this camp is situated. Here, we can enjoy mokoro canoe trips along quiet waterways, flanked by elegant reeds and an abundance of birds such as kingfishers and African jacana, while crocodiles rest on the shore. The magnificent African fish eagle is also a common sight.
TUBU TREE CAMP
A short flight takes us to Tubu Tree Camp, located on a small island in the delta. This traditional style camp is set in the tree canopy on raised wooden decks, with beautiful views over the floodplains and surrounding landscape. All tented units have private facilities with both an indoor and outdoor shower and private verandas. Shampoo/conditioner, bathrobe, slippers, mosquito repellent and more is available in each room. In the evening we meet up in the outdoor bar built under a marula tree canopy. This area is also one of the best places in southern Africa to see the elusive leopard and we are constantly on the lookout!
Our small planes take us to Savuti Camp. Perched high on the banks of the Savuti Channel, the camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory that has been both savannah and river over the last years. It holds a magnetic attraction for elephants, amongst other plains game and predators. The lounge, dining room and bar areas are under a thatch roof and raised on wooden deck overlooking the Savuti channel. We stay in charming canvas-and-thatch tents on wooden platforms also with a view over the channel. All rooms have private facilities and shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, mosquito repellent and more is available in each unit.