DumaTau Camp is an intimate, luxury safari tented camp overlooking an enormous lagoon in Botswana's northern Linyanti area. Bordered to the east by Chobe National Park, DumaTau enjoys an abundance of wildlife and birds, as it's close to the Linyanti marshes and the source of the Savute River, near the confluence of the Kwando and Linyanti rivers. Its remote position offers a private, unhurried safari experience in one of Botswana's pristine conservation areas.
- Excellent game-viewing area and birding hotspot
- Abundant elephant populations, especially in the dry season
- Small, luxury camp accommodates up to 20 people
- Luxury en-suite tented accommodation on raised wooden decks with walkways
- Great combination of land- and water-based game-viewing activities
- Overlooks an extensive lagoon
- Raised hide where sleep-outs can be arranged
- Barge available for sunset cruises
- Swimming pool and on-site massage treatments
- 100% solar powered
- Tree reforestation project
Recently refurbished (May 2018), DumaTau's private, luxury tents are raised on wooden decks, two of which are family friendly. It is an intimate, luxury lodge overlooking an expansive lagoon in one of Botswana's prime wilderness areas.
There are 10 deluxe en-suite safari tents, each with full en-suite facilities, endless views over the lagoon, elevated on wooden decks, with mosquito nets, ceiling and pedestal fans for summer, extra blankets and hot-water bottles for winter. The two family units comprise two en-suite rooms with their own entrance and deck, separated by a wooden walkway.
Overlooking an enormous lagoon, DumaTau Camp is designed for game viewing with expansive decks, open-sided dining room and bar and a floating-fire pit for evening campfires looking out over the water. There's a library stocked with excellent reference books, a curio shop and massages are available by arrangement in the privacy of your tent.
Land and Water-Based Game Viewing
Close to abundant waterways: Linyanti marsh, the Savute and the Kwando/Linyanti confluence, DumaTau has regular sightings of lion, cheetah and wild dogs. Elephants are prolific, especially in winter when they congregate locally to drink. Large plains animals are plentiful: red lechwe, zebra, giraffe and various antelope. The area is also a birder's paradise. Fishing is available on a catch-and-release basis. Game viewing is 80 percent by land in open safari vehicles (maximum of seven passengers), offering each guest an outside seat. The remaining 20 percent is offered on water by motorised boats, while a barge provides for leisurely sunset cruises.
Private Concession offers Greater Flexibility
Game drives are permissible by day and night and the vehicles are allowed to go off-road to get closer to good game sightings and safari highlights, which are not allowed in national parks. Nature walks can be arranged with a professional ranger and there is a game-viewing hide where overnight sleep-outs can be arranged on request.
DumaTau is only accessible by small aircraft, operated by Wilderness Air. Discounted flight packages are available if you stay at several of their lodges in a combined itinerary.
Our Take on DumaTau Camp
As with all Wilderness properties, you can expect a warm welcome, excellent hospitality and attention to detail and comfort that ensures an unbeatable safari experience. Recommended with confidence.
- All luxury accommodation and meals
- Local drinks
- Two game-viewing activities daily
- Premium imported brands
- Gratuities (not compulsory)
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The Chobe National Park is one of the most popular game reserves in Botswana. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe includes the Savute and Linyanti regions which are known for high concentrations of lion and elephant. However, Chobe is best known for the Chobe River floodplain, where herds upon herds of animals gather in the dry season between June and October. The game reserve is most easily accessed from Kasane, a town just to the east of the park on the banks of the Chobe River, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.