Mma Dinare is sister camp to Rra Dinare, or possibly spouse camp as the names mean ‘Mother Buffalo’ and ‘Father Buffalo’! Both properties are owned and operated by Under One Botswana Sky, a company that runs seven camps and lodges across the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pan, and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. In common with Rra Dinare, Mma Dinare is a fairly new addition to the Delta. Accommodation is booked on a full-board basis, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, scheduled activities, and a laundry service. Children aged 6–11 years incur a reduced rate – please contact a member of the YZ team for details.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp is situated in the south-east of the Delta, within the Santawani Concession and next to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve. It’s accessed via 45 minutes’ game drive transfer from the nearest airstrip, which is 20 minutes’ flight from Maun and 1 hour 20 minutes’ flight from Kasane.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT MMA DINARE:
As the camp is so new, no one at YZ has visited yet. However, we’re able to provide a few details based on information provided by Under One Botswana Sky. There are nine canvas tents for guest use, including one family tent. All are described as spacious, featuring a lounge area, well-appointed en-suite facilities including outdoor shower, and a nicely secluded veranda with beautiful views over the Gomoti river. The total floor space of each standard tent is 60 square metres, excluding the deck.
Mma Dinare’s central areas are similar in style to the owner’s other properties, we are told. We imagine these structures most closely resemble the communal spaces at Rra Dinare, which are housed in an open-sided timber-and-thatch building. There’s likely to be a comfortable lounge flowing out onto a deck, a well-stocked bar, and a smart dining room. Mma Dinare has a curio shop too, and a swimming pool. So far there’s no mention of a fire-pit, but we think one might be set up in the camp’s grounds. We’ll update this section as soon as possible!
ACTIVITIES AT MMA DINARE:
Mma Dinare offers the same range of activities as Rra Dinare, centred on enjoying sightings of the Santawani Concession’s wildlife.
- The concession covers in excess of 25,000 hectares, incorporating mopane woodland, seasonal water frontage, and riverine forest. Species in residence include all the Big Five – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo! There are lots of smaller predators and herbivores too, such as cheetah, hyena, wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, an exciting variety of antelopes, and hippos.
- Birdlife abounds – keen birders can scan the skies and streams for fish eagles, slaty egret, pygmy goose, southern carmine bee-eater, and the intriguing Pel’s fishing owl.
- Game drives take place during the day and the night, always in the company of experienced and knowledgeable guides. As at Rra Dinare, the availability of walking safaris and mokoro excursions depends on water levels, so please contact a member of our team to discuss the best times to visit the concession.