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Duma Tau

Linyanti, Botswana

Located on raised wooden decks overlooking a lagoon filled with hippos, Duma Tau is a luxury 10-room tented camp set in the heart of a natural haven. This is a perfect place in which to experience the diverse sights and sounds of the game-rich Linyanti.

At a Glance

  • Exciting day and night game drives to find nocturnal and diurnal game

  • Enjoy gentle boat excursions on the Linyanti marsh

  • Duma Tau has several hides, perfect for watching game up close

  • Expertly guided bush walks let you experience the true meaning of safari

  • Duma Tau's swimming pool is the perfect place to relax after a morning's activity and delicious brunch

Adventure, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Insider's View

Wild dog often den close to Duma Tau.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Duma Tau means "roar of the lion" in Setswana - and the area lives up to its name!

Anna Hearn

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Duma Tau or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti

Description

DumaTau means 'roar of the lion', yet it is it's high concentrations of elephant and outstanding wildlife in general for which it is renowned. Located close to the source of the Savute Channel, in the vast Linyanti Concession in northern Botswana, waterways around DumaTau Camp lure a plethora of wildlife - particularly in the dry winter months.

The 10 luxury tented rooms are spacious, raised off the ground and under thatch with canvas walls, allowing guests to enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their rooms.

The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife, and is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. General wildlife viewing is excellent year round including impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, Burchell's zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are good.

Wildlife viewing is the primary activity at DumaTau Camp, either on day and night game drives or while on foot and on the water (levels permitting). Short nature walks can be taken along the Linyanti River and Savute Channel, while the camp's boat takes visitors along the waters of the Linyanti, with hippo and waterfowl alike to entrance. There are also a number of platforms and hides from which to view and photograph animals and birds. One of the best hides is right at the source of the Savute and many species of game and birdlife can usually be seen from this hide.

The plunge pool is conveniently located for a refreshing break!

Accommodation

Duma Tau has ten luxurious tented rooms, (eight tents, one family unit, one honeymoon tent). The tents are spacious, under thatch with canvas walls, en-suite bathroom facilities and an outside shower. Guests can enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their rooms, and shower under the stars!

Childcare

There is a minimum age of 8 years in camp and babysitting/listening can be arranged for those that need it.

Facilities

The camp has a conveniently positioned plunge pool in which to cool off there are is also a viewing hide to watch game from in camp. There is a dining room, pub, lounge and a special guest bathroom with a fantastic view.

Activities

Wildlife viewing is the primary activity at DumaTau Camp, either on day and night game drives or while on foot and on the water (levels permitting). Short nature walks can be taken along the Linyanti River and Savute Channel, while the camp's boat takes visitors along the waters of the Linyanti, with hippo and waterfowl alike to entrance.

Location & Directions

Linyanti, Botswana

Duma Tau is located in the private 125 000-hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system, which makes game drives along the Savute one of the highlights of a stay here.

When to go

Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Duma Tau or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti

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