Ker & Downey Botswana

Accommodation Suppliers

P.O. Box 27, Maun
Member Number: 2071 Tel: +267 686 1282

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 conservancy hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, host to one of the most unique biodiversities 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 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.   



Where we operate

  • Botswana

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Honeymoon safaris


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Bana Ba Letsatsi

Bana Ba Letsatsi was formed in 2002 in response to growing number of children who were working on the streets, suffering abuse, dropping out of school and addicted to drugs in our community. We are a non-governmental organisation providing essential support services to children, youth and their caregivers at risk in Maun, northern Botswana. Bana Ba Letsatsi offers a range of programs whose common core is to support, encourage, rehabilitate and empower these young people to return to mainstream schools, establish a drug and crime free life, and become productive members of our future society. Bana Ba Letsatsi, meaning Sunshine Children in Setswana, is a day-shelter centre that offers a place of safety for those registered with us. From here we provide ongoing support in the form of counselling, education, skills training, daily meals, sports, clothes, transport, medical attention, hygiene facilities and many other activities.


03 February 2020

Shinde Rebuild - 2020

Shinde is an iconic camp, one of the first in the Okavango Delta and loved by many. The new Shinde will be built in a way that pays homage to its former self. Retaining the authentic classic safari style, the new tents and main area will provide a luxury experience with a touch of historical charm. The décor can be described as having the best of nature within an authentic safari design - still with the understated, friendly and intimate KDB feeling. Think Elegant, Classic, Opulent ‘Out of Africa’. A ‘worldly’ sophisticated safari experience.

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06 August 2019

Kanana & Dinaka

Ker & Downey Botswana is excited to announce that they will be keeping Kanana and Dinaka open through January and February 2020. Dinaka & Kanana                        All Year Shinde & Shinde Enclave           1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021 Okuti                                           1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021 Footsteps Across the Delta        1st March 2020 – 30th November 2020

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25 January 2019

Kanana Refurbishment 2019

Ker & Downey Botswana is pleased to announce the scheduled refurbishment of our popular property Kanana. The camp, located on the Xudum River in the southwest of the Okavango Delta, has seven spacious twin or double-bedded safari tents and one family tent. Kanana will receive a facelift including an extension of the main area, adding a breath-taking breakaway seating area adjacent to the current al-fresco deck that overlooks the beautiful waterways.

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04 March 2014

Family Tent at Kanana

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 and site to one of the largest heronries in Southern Africa means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta. Guests are accommodated in spacious, twin-bedded safari tents, each with e…

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