Located on a lagoon with spectacular panoramas in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Duma Tau is positioned close to the source of the Savute Channel and borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. This camp is in a prime wildlife area between two elephant corridors and is known for its sightings of lion and critically endangered wild dog.
The camp sits under a shady grove of mangosteen and ebony trees, overlooking a large hippo-filled lagoon within the Linyanti waterway system. The staff will warmly welcome you and this camp is a wonderful place to start your safari .Staying at Duma Tau allows you to enjoy the vast African wilderness while enjoying the luxuries of modern life.
We suggest a stay of 2-3 nights. The camp, owned by Wilderness Safaris is reached by air - it's around a 50 minute flight from Maun and then a further half hour journey by 4x4 to the camp.
There are eight twin tents and two family tents at Duma Tau. Each en-suite tent is spacious, spreading out under a canvas roof, with clear-storey sliding doors and windows that allow for wide-angled views of the riverfront. Rooms are furnished in chic pale tones with white washed floors and private verandahs with views of the lagoon. Each tent is raised off the ground and suspended under thatch with canvas walls. Duma Tau has a dining room, bar, lounge and lovely plunge pool, all overlooking the lagoon and its denizens. DumaTau has a very light carbon footprint and runs on solar energy.
Activities at Duma Tau focus on the wildlife of the area, with day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles which offer fabulous opportunities to view, firsthand and at close range, Africa's whole spectrum of diurnal and nocturnal creatures. With the exception of rhinos, virtually all other species of African animals are represented in good numbers on the reserve. Nature walks allow for closer inspection of some of the smaller aspects of the eco-system, while the camp's pontoon facilitates access to the Linyanti River, and a different perspective on animals as they come to the river to drink. All activities are led by professional guides and/or trackers, who are carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience of the bush, and receive extensive training to ensure that your encounters with the African wilderness are exciting, informative, and safe.