We stayed at this camp for 3 nights on our 9-night trip in March. This was our second time in Botswana, but the first time in this camp, in fact we didn't repeat any camps during our second trip. This camp was built in 2012 and is beautiful, clean and in a great location, overlooking a large spill from the Linyanti. The camp managers, Johan and Greg, are wonderful, we spent one evening talking to Greg by a camp fire and it was a pleasure. During the second and third night in camp, the rest of the camp was occupied by a large group, so the staff set up a private dining table for us each night, very nice. The staff are all very friendly, and Mr. B mixes the best drinks!
Our guide was Mocks. He was fun and knowledgeable, my only comment is that we would have wanted to spend more time in the bush. One morning, he wanted to bring us back to camp at 9 am (and we expressed displeasure), from an afternoon boat drive he brought us back at 6 pm and before our flight, we sat for 1.5 hrs at the air strip when we could have still been enjoying the wildlife. But he spent time even in the camp eating with us and checking in on us. We saw a beautiful leopard on our first day, wild dogs several times, many lions, elephants crossing the water in front of the camp (which was a special moment for me) and a lot of action in general.
- 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