Ker & Downey Botswana
Ker & Downey Botswana is committed to providing guests the highest quality wildlife and adventure safari experience, whilst preserving the delicate environment and natural beauty of Botswana. We constantly strive to maintain standards of excellence within the industry whilst fostering economic and social development of the local communities and Botswana as a whole.
The prestigious Ker & Downey Botswana portfolio includes: Shinde, Shinde Enclave and Kanana – tented camps in private concessions in the Okavango Delta, as well as Okuti – an ideally situated camp within the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Dinaka broadens their collection to include the Central Kalahari, the perfect contrast to the Okavango Delta experience.
Shinde is nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, it is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees.
Dinaka, an exclusive private reserve hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, host to one of the most unique biodiversity’s in Southern Africa. This ever-changing desert landscape gives refuge to the Kalahari lion, springbok, Oryx and brown hyena. The camp itself acquired in 2017 provides the perfect start or finish to any discerning travellers Botswana safari.
A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.
Okuti lies alongside the Maunachira River which flows through Xakanaxa Lagoon within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Okuti is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions. Refurbishment of Okuti took place at the beginning of 2014 and draws its influence from water which flows in front of the camp, with its abundant birdlife, fish and sandy river banks, it remains an oasis of serenity and peacefulness.
Our specialist safaris, which include the unique Footsteps Across the Delta offers expertise in guiding with the emphasis on walking. The Ker & Downey Botswana Young Explorers safari provides an exciting opportunity for families to explore the bush together. At Footsteps Across The Delta (walking safari) you enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa: the spectacular Okavango Delta.
Experience the astonishing contrasts created when the mighty Okavango River flows into the arid Kalahari Desert – the result is a variety of habitats, riverine forest, palm islands, permanent swamps and dry sandveld all with an unparalleled wealth of animal diversity. This safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original ‘under canvas African safari’. The emphasis is on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did, either by Mokoro (dependent on water levels) or on foot.
The Young Explorers package is a specially designed safari which offers families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together. One of the special attractions of this safari is its exclusivity. Ker & Downey Botswana also own and operate a fleet of private aircraft, under Safari Air. With our reservations, communications and operations base in Maun, Ker & Downey Botswana offers a level of service and every modern facility for all guests. The quality of the camps, service and cuisine is exceptional, whilst remaining time honoured and welcoming.
Game viewing is superb and guests are assured of personal care and guidance at all times from the Professional Guides and Camp Managers. Their knowledge will help make your African Safari an incredible experience. Ker & Downey Botswana’s history can be traced back to East Africa at the end of the Second World War. Today the company continues to evolve and develop, offering guests a safari experience drawn from over 50 years of operations in Botswana. The Ker & Downey Botswana portfolio covers an incredibly broad range of habitats to ensure each guest has the safari of a lifetime, each and every time they visit.
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