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  • Location: Botswana, Linyanti
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury

overview

DumaTau is located in the private Linyanti Game Reserve on the western boundary of Botswana’s legendary Chobe National Park, home to thousands of Kalahari elephants. Run entirely on solar energy, the intimate 10-tent safari camp is set under a shady grove of mangosteen trees overlooking Osprey lagoon. With the source of the Savuti Channel nearby, game viewing along this animal-rich waterway is outstanding. Elephants congregate in large herds during winter (June to October) and during these dry months plains game such as sable and roan antelope also traverse the lush Linyanti. Several hides in close vicinity of the camp – including one at the source of the Savuti – provide excellent photographic opportunities for guests.

In addition to incredible sighting that can include pangolins, honey badgers, wild dogs and fish eagles, DumaTau offers activities like fishing, canoeing, swimming and relaxing at the fire pit located at the end of the private jetty. All vehicles are open-sided and take a maximum of six passengers, meaning everyone has ‘the best seat in the house’.

A small but well-designed camp, DumaTau will appeal to safari-goers who want excellent food, comfortable accommodation and the chance to see spectacular wildlife encounters. DumaTau runs entirely on solar power and has been built from sustainable timber sources with water-conscious waste removal to lighten its ecological impact as much as possible. Guests are also supplied with reusable water bottles to cut down on the use of plastic bottles.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Hot List 2013
  •  National Geographic Traveler's "25 Best Ecolodges" for 2013

highlights

  • Phenomenal year-round game viewing
  • Several hides for photographers
  • Fishing, canoeing & night game drive
  • Eco-friendly design

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Facilities

Raised above the ground to take advantage of the sweeping river vistas, DumaTau’s communal area consists of a dining room, lounge and bar, all leading onto an expansive viewing deck. A fire pit at the end of the lagoon jetty makes a picturesque place to keep warm at night or share bush tales with other guests.

The camp’s sparkling swimming pool is where you can find welcome relief from the afternoon heat. 

Aside from twice-daily game drives in a 4x4, you can enjoy guided walking safaris along the Linyanti River and Savuti Channel.

Sunset cruises on a pontoon are offered as well as mekoro (based on traditional dugout canoes) trips through the reserve’s many beautiful and unspoilt waterways and channels.

This eco-friendly camp runs entirely on solar energy for hot water and lighting, and is built from sustainable timber with ‘green’ insulating materials used in its construction. Water-conscious waste removal is also practised on the property. A daily laundry service is available, meaning you can pack light.

General Facilities

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    Bar
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    Laundry service
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

Enjoy a continental buffet breakfast before your morning safari and a substantial brunch upon your return from the wilderness. A decadent choice of sweet and savoury snacks – like freshly-baked lemon cookies, mini quiches and mushroom crostini - is laid out for afternoon tea to be enjoyed before your evening game drive. Dinner is a buffet-style, candlelit affair accompanied by wine and served on the deck under the stars.

Standard Tent

The luxurious tented rooms at Duma Tau are raised from the ground and have been built under thatch with canvas walls allowing you to enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of your bed.

Rooms are spacious and bed linen is soft and comfortable. The bathroom facilities are en suite with hot and cold running water, a flush toilet and an additional outside shower if you prefer to be closer to nature.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area
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    Ceiling fan
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    Mosquito net
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    Safe

Other Room Types

Families travelling together will appreciate staying in one of the two Family Tents that accommodate a family of four and feature two separate bathrooms.

Activities

  • Birding
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Sunset cruise
  • Photographic safaris
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $985 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 $1110 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $905 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015 $1015 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1500 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $1015 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $1140 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Absolutely beautiful new camp, fantastic staff and service. Staff was always present, smiling, cheerful, friendly, and there to take care of every need / want. Couldn't have asked for better people, service & food. Everything was wonderful!

    Joe Haberer, September 2012
  • Duma Tau was great. All the staff members were lovely and as for wildlife viewing, this was also brilliant, we saw wild dogs chasing impala, a pride of 13 lions with a fresh kill.

    Ingrid Nobels, December 2011

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"This newly built lodge have an amazing team of staff who are extremely friendly & welcoming. The lodge has this amazing floating deck area that is surrounded by water where you can sit around a fire and enjoy drinks before dinner with great views."

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Duma Tau was great. All the staff members were lovely and as for wildlife viewing, this was also brilliant, we saw wild dogs chasing impala, a pride of 13 lions with a fresh kill.

Ingrid Nobels, December 2011 >View more reviews