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Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Duma Tau means lion's roar - and roar they do !! This gorgeous camp (in the middle of the bush) is the best of all worlds...miles from anything yet comfortable, clean, great staff, wonderful food, great guide (Rogers) and an abundance of majestic creatures. Travel in August was perfect due to the animals seeking water.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear WLSS, We are so pleased that you found DumaTau an experience “not to be missed”! Our completely solar camp is situated on the banks of Osprey Lagoon, part of the Linyanti River system. This makes it a drawcard for all wildlife seeking sustenance in the dry winter months…lions amongst them and I am sure you saw the odd elephant...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

My son and I had an excellent stay at this camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta. During our three night stay we were impressed with the luxury tents, quality of the food, warm and sincere hospitality of the staff, knowledge and focus of rangers, gorgeous gathering spaces on the water and of course the amazing animals. This was our third camp...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kay G, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are delighted to hear how much both you and your son enjoyed your stay with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our hardworking team on the ground. DumaTau Camp is raised off the ground to take advantage of the fantastic river views. Each en-suite...

Centennial, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We recently stayed @ Duma Tau & loved every minute. An elephant greeted us along with the staff as we arrived- a routine visit. The staff is friendly & gracious & the drives & sights quite remarkable. Mocks was our guide & always seemed to know where the pack of wild dogs was going, where the leopard was hiding &...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen Dowd B, Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had with us and that Mocks and the whole team took such great care of you. Mocks grew up on a farm learning tracking from his older brother and parents not knowing that one day he will be later using...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Dumatau means "lion's roar" and one night we heard that roar outside our tent. This classic camp is located in the Linyanti concession on the more eastern part of Botswana. Guests reach the camp by small plane and then a 40 minute ride to the camp. Dumatau has 10 ensuite tens spread out along a river bank, where elephants are...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Queenofculture, Thank you for the fabulous review and for sharing some of your amazing sightings with us, we are thrilled to have been able to share this wonderful experience with you. DumaTau is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, with access to the Linyanti Swamps, floodplains and mopane woodlands, thus offering an excellent combination of habitats....

Sydney
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was the 2nd stop of our recent safari and we chose this camp due to the proximity to the channel to watch the elephants and hippos and we were not disappointed. The rooms are right on the waters edge with sweeping views yet private enough that neighbours cannot peer in. Well appointed rooms will good turn down service and...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Holidayfixation, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and are only sad to hear you did not enjoy the communal dining style that is often quite an enjoyable time for guests and staff alike. Unfortunately this is highly impacted or disturbed by the mixing of many different cultures and personalities. DumaTau, meaning ‘roar...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

After a small plane flight to a dirt run way, one takes about a 45 minute range rover trip to this bush camp. Located along the Linyati river, truly in the middle of nowhere, are ten lovely tents. The rooms are spacious, beds so comfortable it was hard to get out of them sometime but more importantly, a superb staff!!...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Cookielover54, Thank you for the fabulous review, we are overjoyed to hear what a great visit you had with us and hope your teens eventually felt the early morning wakeup call was worth it. DumaTau is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, with access to the Linyanti Swamps, floodplains and mopane woodlands, thus offering an excellent...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Duma Tau was the second camp of my Botswana safari. The camp is in a great position facing the Linyati swamp. Tents are adequately appointed with private decks and river views. The raised timber walkway connecting the rooms is designed to let the animals pass on their way to the river. Elephants can often been seen crossing to the other...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Orford60, for the fabulous review and sharing your adventurous memories with us, sounds like you were on a hunt more than the predators you were tracking. The boma/ Floating fire deck was one of the last additions to the new DumaTau and has proven a great success. A stand out feature as you enter the main area, a...

Christchurch NZ
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Duma Tau is a 40 to 60 minute flight from Maun depending on the size of your plane and then a 30 minute drive from the airstrip. Every minute of that trip, and all the distance you've gone beforehand to reach Botswana is absolutely worth it. The Linyati concession area has only 3 Wilderness camps and throughout most of our...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Bath25years, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are delighted to hear what a great adventure you had with us and hope you will be back soon for another one. We are glad you were able to see some of our local Wild Dogs during your stay, after a territorial run-in last month between the Zib and LTC Packs...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Duma Tau was the last stop on our week long luxury safari experience in Botswana. I wondered what we would find at Duma Tau, and could it possibly live up to our experience of the past 5 days! And it certainly did! This camp has serious WOW factor, and well deserving of all its accolades! Duma Tau has recently been...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Rose M, Thank you for the amazing feedback and for sharing your wonderful sightings and memories with us, we will have to contact Evans to get a full report on the pride of lion, after singing your praises for him. This time of year is truly unique in the Linyanti region where DumaTau is located. Predator sightings are frequent...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The second of our 3 Botswana camps on a 16-day safari, each in a different pat of the country, DumaTau is superbly positioned on the Chobe River for spectacular sunrises, sunsets and elephant viewing from the patio or the water-side platform with its own bonfire.Tents are spacious and very well appointed, each with its own private deck looking onto the...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Cooperpeterj, Thank you for the brilliant review, we are overjoyed to see you emjoyed your stay with us, even on the chilly winter morning drives. The Linyanti River and the Savute Channel attract many species of wildlife, particularly in the winter months when this is the only water available. Elephants are especially abundant at this time. Large pods of...

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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 

Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp

Address: Botswana, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Linyanti Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Duma Tau Camp, Linyanti Reserve Hotel Linyanti Reserve
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“all tents seem to be excellent”
160824, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms all the same. Might like ones closer to the dining area f you don't like walking!!”
Lozamagoza, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Wilderness Safaris - highly recommended”
MNBadger, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The tents toward the end of the camp provide the most privacy and space to watch animals during the siesta period”
janeo884, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the family room if you want a private tent and are not coming with children.”
bobshor, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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