Duma Tau was our first camp and provided the bench mark for the other 2 camps we would stay at. The camp is relatively new and offers reasonable comfort in what is a harsh environment. This part of Botswana is semi-arid.
All the staff are friendly, gracious and nothing is to much trouble. The drives are excellent and our guide Lazi was extremely knowledge and such a happy soul. The food is served buffet style and is of a high standard. I note another reviewer mentioned the solar power and lack of lighting at dinner. Yes this could be an issue however I thought it was lovely having candles and lamps everywhere, it makes one appreciate mains power supply!
I think they do an excellent job with an extremely comfortable camp since everything and I mean everything has to be brought in by truck...no mean feat given the isolation and the state of the roads. If we were to return to Botswana I would not hesitate to return for us we have very happy memories.
Oh and don't expect to much sleep the hippo's can be rather noisy at night.... still this is all part of the experience.
- 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