This was the first camp we stayed at in Botswana, and what a lovely place to start! This camp has 10 rooms with a maximum capacity of 24 guests. There are 60 staff members. Our guide was Moses and he was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We were traveling as a family of three. Out of the 4 game drives and one boat ride, we only had to share a vehicle once, and that was with one other person, Moses was really our own private guide! The rooms were fabulous, the staff was friendly and the service was really excellent. The food was varied and very good. My sister doesn't eat red meat, so they always had fish/chicken prepared for her as an alternative. The other guests were interesting and friendly. The game viewing was great. Here are some of the animals we saw during our two-night stay at Duma Tau: leopard eating a warthog, giraffe inside the camp, 2 male lions (brothers), a large herd of elephants swimming across a channel, hippos, wildebeests, red lechwe, badger, pigmy geese, open-billed stork.... I would definitely recommend this to anyone going to Botswana.
- Also Known As:
- Duma Tau Camp, Linyanti Reserve Hotel Linyanti Reserve
- Duma Tau Camp, Linyanti Reserve Hotel
- DumaTau Camp Botswana/Linyanti Reserve
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perhaps the best game viewing in far northern Botswana - from its newest and most stylish camp. DumaTau means "roar of the lion," but the elephant reigns here. The camp is set on a lagoon on the Linyanti River between two "elephant highways," affording unparalleled viewing of these iconic mammals, along with other wildlife. Together with sweeping, dramatic views of the river, the architecture of the camp expresses the explorer aesthetic, as well as the idea of space. There is an airy dining and lounge area, and a pool, all taking advantage of the superb view of the lagoon. Highlights DumaTau is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, with access to the Linyanti Swamps, floodplains and extensive mopane woodlands, thus offering an excellent combination of land and river. During winter, large elephant herds traverse the area. Chances of viewing leopard, lion and wild dog are excellent, along with other large mammals like hippo, red lechwe, giraffe, waterbuck, kudu, impala and occasional buffalo. 10 Tents (including 2 Family Tents): Rebuilt 2012; en-suite; spacious; raised off the ground; clear-storey window; 100% solar powered Experiences: Day and night game drives • Nature walks (on request) • Boating and barge (seasonal) • Game viewing hides • Catch-and-release fishing (seasonal) ... more less