Situated in the 125 000-hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve on the border of Chobe in northern Botswana lies Duma Tau Cam. The camp has recently received an extensive refurbishment, including upgraded rooms and a new deck in the main area.
The new-look tents comprise a sliding gauze door on the rear of the tents to improve airflow through the rooms. Bathrooms have been modified to include a sliding fabric wall that can be closed to ensure absolute privacy. In addition, new decking has been added to the dining, bar and lounge area with the bar orientated in such a manner so as to maximise the sweeping views of the expansive Osprey Lagoon and Linyanti floodplains. The central grill has also been removed to create additional space for family dining. A second pool will be added to the western side of the camp by August 2018, to ensure that each side of the camp offers its own secluded pool area.
“The spectacular transformation of the main area and upgraded rooms has not only given DumaTau a stylish new look and feel, but one that still embraces its exceptional wilderness surroundings”, said Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD. “The camp is situated in one of the best wildlife areas in this massive private reserve, offering the perfect base from which to explore the Linyanti and experience its diverse array of wildlife on a range of land- and water-based activities; it is the amount of effortless space, privacy and seclusion that truly sets the Linyanti apart”.
Meaning ‘roar of the lion’, DumaTau comprises ten spacious en-suite tents, which are raised off the ground to take advantage of the fantastic river view. Built with an extremely light eco-footprint, the camp is 100% solar powered, involved in elephant conservation projects and a Long Run Alliance member, dedicated to sustainability through the 4Cs (Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation). DumaTau also drives sustainable conservation through its pioneering reforestation project, which has already seen over 1 000 trees of a variety of species planted on the DumaTau site to date.
“As a company proudly born and bred in Botswana 35 years ago, we remain committed to pioneering authentic and sustainable ecotourism in the country; we are therefore thrilled to have begun this reforestation project at DumaTau. In time, our guests will be able to help plant trees from the nursery to make a meaningful contribution to the ongoing habitat restoration of this pristine area. We believe that “Purpose is the new luxury” and that it is important to weave this maxim into our guests’ overall experience. In addition to experiencing a life-changing journey to the Linyanti, they will leave DumaTau knowing they have made a positive impact to the conservation of this extraordinary wilderness area”, Kim added.
DumaTau is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, between two elephant corridors, offering an exclusive combination of land and river experiences, including morning, afternoon and night game drives in open 4×4 Land Rovers, boating excursions, nature walks and excellent birding opportunities. Famous for its high concentration of eagles and raptors, the area is internationally recognised as an IBA (Important Bird Area).