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Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp

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Botswana, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana
Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again Wilderness Safari have set up a magnificent camp overlooking a river and into Namibia, I found the service and the food as well as the quality of accommodations excellent! The staff are great and go out of there way to make you comfortable...they run a slick operation and make transits in and out of camp very easy. Our guide... More 

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Ventura, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights. Out of the 3 camps we stayed at, our tent here I would rate 3rd. It was very nice, just not to my taste in decor. The camp definitely rates a 5! Our tent was decorated in a vintage safari tent motif. There was a step down from the entry into the sleep and bath area. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
84 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little camp that is more of a contemporary design than a classic camp. Bathrooms are en-suite. NOTE that if you're sharing with a friend or sibling that the bathrooms aren't very private - particularly the shower. They're wide open. The food was quite good. I didn't care for the way they break the camp up and... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear SafariSnob, Thank you for sharing your great memories with us, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in camp with us, and yes at any time should you wish we would be able to change the seating arrangements during the dinner service. We are sorry you did not have an encounter with the local LTC Lion pride... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I arrived in Duma Tao for our first safari at the end of March 2015. We were astounded by the level of organisation that is required for such an adventure, and impressed at the high level of service provided at all times. The effort to work so sustainably was appreciated too. Duma Tao is a fantastic camp,... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear KatieO82, Thank you for the superb review and for choosing us as your introduction to Safaris. Wilder ness Safaris pride ourselves in our dedication to our community and the environment within which we operate. As well as being a leading provider of wildlife and cultural safaris, our ethos lies in protecting the pristine wilderness areas of Africa including the... More 

Epsom, Surrey, England
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98 hotel reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Flew in from Kwando Lagoon, via Lebala where we picked-up a couple, who were then going on to ….….......... - I forget now. Superb flying conditions, clear, calm, and minimal heat haze - a real delight. Met at airstrip for the transfer to the Lodge and were advised that it would take 35/40 minutes or so depending on what we... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Safariholic, Thank you for your wonderful review, despite an unfortunate start of which we will be sure to bring this up with the guide in question and we will be sure to reiterate this with all our guides and drivers. We are relieved the rest of our staff managed to turn the trip around for you. It can, on... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our second stay after Okavango, and also Dumatau was a great stay. Wonderful new Camp, with a great mix of design. The tents are awesome, equipped with all you need. The veranda is just perfect to sit & relax. Staff, Ranger & food are just WOW - as also in the previous camp (Xigera) We enjoyed it a lot &... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Miracolimuc, Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with us, we are delighted to hear that Evans was able to track down the somewhat elusive Leopard for you. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to him and all the Duma Tau staff. The architecture at Duma Tau focuses on a dramatic sense of space combined... More 

South Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I were lucky to travel with our son and daughter-in-law. This was our third camp and they were all different and all the best, pointing up the importance of a knowledgeable travel adviser, so thanks to Cardo at geographicgroup in San Antonio. That said, the manager and camp staff and especially your guide set the stage and... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear BlueTangFan, Thank you for this amazing review, the more we read the bigger we smiled. It is truly rewarding to get feedback like this where our guests had such a great time and most definitely the reason we do the job we do. We have passed your review on to Ben and his team with praises from all the... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have just returned from a two-night stay at DumaTau and can't say enough wonderful things about it. The tents have incredible views and close proximity to the Hippo Highway (*between our tent and the next) gave us a real experience of being in the wild. The staff was incredible, especially tracker Flame and the rest of the team. We... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Thank you CathyG730 for taking the time to share your special memories with us. We thoroughly delighted in reading this, we are able to see the camp through the eyes of our guests and you painted a beautiful picture for us. The “Hippo Highways” run throughout the camp, it is slightly awkward when you are first faced with the wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Located at the bank of Linyanti lagoon, each tent of the camp faces the water, where you can see the hippos just a few feet in front of your tent. The food is fabulous. The vegetables are fresh. The desert is nice. I like the bread roll very much. I saw four hyenas and many wild dogs in one afternoon.... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Shuxun C, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see that our ever enthusiastic staff took great care of you. The Linyante concession is a great area to see Wild Dogs. The African wild dog Lycaon pictus is one of the most admired, detested and mesmerising animals on the African continent. Living and hunting in packs,... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Duma Tau was the third and final camp we visited on our Botswana safari. The accommodations are luxurious and the view is breathtaking -- each room looks out onto a flowing river. Similarly, the staff was excellent in making sure we had a truly special experience. On Christmas Eve, the staff performed traditional Christmas songs and dances before dinner. On... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Joe P for your fantastic review, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to all the staff in camp, and delighted that you were able to end your African adventure on such a high note. Brian Rode is a great guide and we are glad you were able to experience a safari with him. Brian... More 

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