Luxury Safari Camps
Since 1968

Ker & Downey Botswana is a name that is – and always will be – associated with exclusive, yet time-honoured safari experiences. Over five decades it has developed into one of Botswana’s most esteemed safari operators, representing luxury service and personal attention to detail.

At Ker & Downey Botswana, we are 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.

Our Camps


This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River and is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana's prime game viewing regions.



An exclusive private conservancy hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Dinaka is host to one of the most unique bio-diversities in Southern Africa.


Shinde Footsteps

This charming and timeless camp grants guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature. The camp retains its delicate footprint and endearing character while offering a discerning safari experience.



Nestled under a canopy of towering Ebony trees, Maxa is sited overlooking the large, hippo frequented, Maxa Lagoon in the North Eastern reaches of the Okavango Delta, at the source of the Selinda Spillway.


Grays Eden

A place of quiet, impeccable service, fine food and wine, the intimate and secluded Grays Eden space offers the weary, yet discerning traveller from afar a place to relax and acclimatise before embarking on their safari or before departing Botswana.



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.



Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, luxury camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, teeming with animal and birdlife.


Optional Upgrades

Sleepout Deck

The Sleep Out Deck offers guests the opportunity to spend the night out under the magnificent African night sky. Kanana and Dinaka each offer this incredible experience. Depart camp after dinner, spend the night out beneath the stars, awake at sunrise and return to camp for breakfast. Offered between April and November.

Kanana & Dinaka

Private vehicle

Ker & Downey Botswana’s vehicle policy guarantees window seats and maximum four guests per vehicle. A private vehicle is for full paying guest bookings requiring three or less people per vehicle. This also secures private activities offered by camp.
We are currently undergoing extensive refurbishment on our vehicle fleet and as of 2025, our vehicle policy will change to maximum six guests per vehicle, still with an individual window seat guarantee. When booking a Specialist Guide, Specialist Walking Guide or Young Explorers Specialist Family Guide, a private vehicle may be required.
Private vehicle guarentee is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Okuti, Dinaka, Kanana, Shinde, Shinde Footsteps

Young Explorers (Specialist family guide)

A specially designed programme which offers families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness - together. Hosted by a specialist family guide the emphasis is on providing the family with engaging, age-appropriate activities on a flexible schedule whilst creating shared family memories to last a lifetime. On completion of the safari children receive a gift pack including shirt, cap, water bottle and certificate.
Cost includes the guides accommodation and flights between the Ker & Downey Botswana camps.

Okuti, Dinaka, Kanana, Shinde, Shinde Footsteps

Specialist walking guide

For an immersive walking experience, the highly qualified and skilled trails guide will accompany the booking throughout their safari. A walking safari affords guests the ultimate way to experience the African bush. Gain an in-depth knowledge of the incredible way wildlife and habitat interact. Understand the key stone species and the seasonal dynamics of the Okavango Delta and surrounding Kalahari basin. Maximum six guests per Specialist Walking Guide. Depending on the
number of guests a private vehicle may be required. Options available to walk between Shinde and Shinde Footsteps, Kanana or Dinaka and their Sleep Out Deck – on request.
Cost includes the guides accommodation and flights between the Ker & Downey Botswana camps.

Dinaka, Kanana, Shinde, Shinde Footsteps, Maxa

Specialist guide

The Ker & Downey Botswana Specialist Guides are well versed in all aspects of guiding, including walking safaris, photography and family safaris.
Cost includes the guide’s accommodation and flights between the Ker & Downey Botswana camps

All Camps

Shinde Enclave

The Upgrade Menu simplifies the way Shinde Enclave is booked. It also frees up Shinde Footsteps to accommodate not only families or walking guests, but any discerning traveller seeking an adventure camp. Shinde Enclave is now an upgrade option available to guests staying at Shinde.
A nightly fee is charged per booking to use the exclusive facilities.