Under One Botswana Sky adds Mma Dinare Camp to its list of properties in the Okavango Delta.
In the south eastern corner of the Okavanga Delta lies a remote 67000-acre private concession that offers travellers the classic Botswana delta safari experience – beautiful views of watery floodplains, incredible wildlife sightings and luxury accommodation that fits seamlessly into its natural surrounds.
Under One Botswana Sky is a well-established safari camp and lodge operator with properties located throughout the Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Taking advantage of this hidden gem near to the Moremi Game Reserve, Under One Botswana Sky has recently opened the doors to its latest development, Mma Dinare Camp.
Mma Dinare Camp overlooks the Gomoti River system in the Okavango Delta © Under One Botswana Sky
As a modern, eco-friendly safari camp, Mma Dinare fits well within the aesthetics and ethos of other Under One Botswana Sky properties. Meaning ‘Mother Buffalo’ in Setswana, Mma Dinare is closely situated to the accompanying camp, Rra Dinare or ‘Father Buffalo’.
Here is snapshot of what you can expect from the accommodation, wildlife viewing and safari activities when choosing to stay at Mma Dinare Camp.
Shared living room at Mma Dinare Camp © Under One Botswana Sky
Mma Dinare Camp blends into the riverine bush and mopane woodlands that surround it as Under One Botswana Sky has attempted to leave minimal impact on the environment and wildlife that call it home. Special attention has been paid throughout the planning, construction and management of the camp to ensure it is a completely eco-friendly development.
Tent with double bed and ensuite bathroom at Mma Dinare Camp © Under One Botswana Sky
As with most camps built on the delta, the nine canvas tents of Mma Dinare are raised on wooden platforms above the floodplains, which not only make it structurally sound but also ensure favourable views and security. Families with children of six years or older are accommodated in a family tent, which has been separated into two rooms that are conveniently adjoined. All tents are ensuite with an outdoor shower as well as an indoor living area and a wooden deck extending out under the trees.
Watch wildlife go about their daily business © Under One Botswana Sky
As this concession lies adjacent to the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve and has the large Gomoti water system running through it, it is visited by impressive concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the lush vegetation provided for by the fertile plains. Additionally, it also has close dry-season watering points for the game that spread out towards the Nxai and Makgadikgadi pans during the rainy season.
Enjoy exhilarating predator encounters © Under One Botswana Sky
Guests on safari at Mma Dinare Camp can expect to see a variety of herbivorous game, such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and antelopes like the roan and sable. Since the Gomoti is the main source of water in the south eastern Okavango Delta, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog are attracted to the riverside to drink and hunt. For avid birders, the combination of the wetlands, riverine forest, acacia and mopane woodlands provide the perfect environment for a variety of bird species.
Experience the delta waterways from a mokoro © Under One Botswana Sky
Like many regions of the Okavango Delta, activities in its south eastern quarter are seasonal due to the rainy season floods only allowing movement across the plains and to the camps by water. Safari activities in the Okavango Delta are always determined by where and during which season you visit. Mma Dinare Camp is no different, only offering bush walks, mokoro rides and boat safaris during certain seasons. This means that travellers wanting to encounter the delta from a specific mode of transport need to align their travel dates with the appropriate season.
Take flight across the delta from the shared airstrip © Under One Botswana Sky
Game drives from Mma Dinare Camp are available in the morning and evening. Since only six guests are permitted per vehicle, these game drives allow optimum game-viewing for all. The private concession is accessed via an airstrip shared by both the Mma and Rra Dinare camps. This charter flight from Maun gives first-time travellers to Botswana a good sense of what the Okavango Delta landscape is like.
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