The Central Kalahari, Botswana is the largest National Park in Botswana and often referred to as the ‘heart of Botswana’.
Dinaka Safari Lodge is built around a permanent waterhole and situated on a 20 000 hectare private game ranch on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari, Botswana. The lodge is west of Rakops and south of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta.
Following the summer rains from November to March, the desert landscape transforms from dry, dusty and sparse thirst-lands into green grazing grounds of lush vegetation, with water collecting in the pans. It is during the cooler winter months from May to August, when the land is drier, that the animals congregate around waterholes, making them easier to spot. On safari, you could see Black-maned Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Brown Hyena, plentiful antelope species including Eland and Kudu and a myriad of other smaller wildlife species
Road transfers are offered from Maun or Rakops to Dinaka Safari Lodge in the Central Kalahari, Botswana. The lodge is approximately 100km / 62 miles west of Rakops, the nearest village and fuelling point, and 140km / 86 miles south of Maun. Dinaka is in the process of applying for a landing strip; in the meantime, a neighbouring airstrip is being used.