Duma Tau was one of the best places I have ever stayed in. Seriously!
My partner and I stayed at the lodge for three nights on our African safari and it was by far our favorite place in Africa. The accommodations were top-notch, staff was amazing and most importantly... the animals were abundant. We saw elephants, hippos, lions, leopard, zebra, giraffe, lechwe, baboons... and wild dogs (very rare because they are nearing extinction). Our guide, Thompson was quite informative and we had quite an adventure with him tracking down game. The jeeps were open air and sturdy. It was quite cold there in the mornings while we were there so they gave us blankets and hot water bottles to keep us warm. The staff also performed an amazing song and dance during a bonfire "boma" on the last night of our stay.
We will never forget our time at Duma Tau and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Botswana.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Duma Tau Camp, Linyanti Reserve Hotel Linyanti Reserve
- Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp Botswana/Linyanti Reserve