Reviews of Dinaka
Wildlife sightings and reviews
3 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Dinaka and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The location was amazing with the borehole in the middle of all that dry bush land bringing in so many animals.
The food was excellent. A great selection and all very tasty.
We immediately built up a great rapport with the staff who were all so lovely and we hope that they remained safe during the nearby bush fire as we realise that some of them would have been deployed to fight that fire. It was a surprise kindness when we were told that, given the short acquaintance, the staff there had sent an enquiry to Kanana as to how we were after the evacuation.
There is a full laundry service here. No need to wash anything at all ourselves unless we wanted to but we never got to use this service.
I could wax lyrical about this amazing place for pages and pages. We could have spent several days camped out in just the hide. We will never forget the Lions entering camp and talking up residence under our room and each of the rooms next door to ours or the manoeuvres that BT had to make to get us close enough to scramble into our room whilst the Lion underneath slept on.
Our guide was BT. He was very good and made great efforts to find the wildlife. We are both sure that we would have enjoyed his company more had we had our full stay there. Another guide with a great sense of humour that had us laughing.
There was only one ‘public’ loo but in the short time we were there, there were no waits, although I did have to be escorted when the Lion was in camp.
The whole camp was very lush and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We were very sad to leave whilst totally understanding the necessity. We are hoping that we might be able to save enough money to go back but it will take a while.
Our recommendation for this camp is a minimum of four nights as there is so much to see and do here. It is the only camp we visited where we felt that a bush walk was a ‘must’ as it is conducted by a Sen bushman. Sadly, again, we didn’t get to do this.
The Little Extras that were appreciated at this camp:
A pot of tea (with a TEA COSY) each at wake up time. Once again, I got up slightly earlier to shower and dress so that I could enjoy this treat and set myself for a relaxed day.
A set of glasses with a decanter of Sherry left in our room for pre dinner drinks….WOW..
Wi-Fi" See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
Variation in activities: walking, meeting with bushmen, wildlife viewing from the bunker and nature walk all extremely good (we did not try the overnight/platform/ stargazing experience which is also on offer).
Lodge has its own waterhole which is a great wildlife attraction and a great resource. Also special dining arrangements on our last night were much appreciated.
Our guide was Kelvin who was enthusiastic and extremely competent." See all these reviews: 15n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Very enjoyable stay at Dinaka"
Some of the night game drives were a bit "quiet" but I had some truly amazing sightings to make up for it. I was guided by Slim, a passionate, persistent and successful Tracker who really made the whole experience memorable (Off road driving is possible in this 200km2 private reserve).
The hide and the underground bunker located by permanent waterholes give excellent viewings and photographic opportunities." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 9n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
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