The camp itself is fine, the staff lovely and very accomadating, the food was plentiful and quite good. The issues we had .. the elephants over the years have destroyed the land .. it is not lush, not green all you see is dead trees.
Our guide Bobby while he was nice enoughl.. he seemd as though he did not care, he put very little effort into looking for game. To me it seemd as though he drove us around in circles everyday on the same route over the sme bridge he was very uninspired.
Abby one of the amnagers was lovely and arranged a champagne lunch for me and my daughter which was lovely and very appreciated. We saw very little game maybe we were during a bad week not sure or mayeb it was just Bobby did not try very hard.
It does get very cold in the morning and evening dress in layers need gloves, and fleece regardless of the time of year. Rooms were warm beds were warmed by hot water bottles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Duma Tau Camp, Linyanti Reserve Hotel Linyanti Reserve