Dumau Tau: Safari with yesteryear charm
Botswana has always been one of my favourite safari destinations, and one of the areas I love coming back to, over and over again, is Linyanti. Located between two of Botswana’s most famous game destinations, this area offers the best both the Delta and Chobe have to offer.
DumaTau, meaning ‘roar of the lion,’ is a ten-roomed luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. Recently renovated, it features a charming décor with luxury galore in the African wilderness. It overlooks a gorgeous lagoon and expansive swamps.
The remoteness and size of the camp make for an exclusive safari experience and there is an abundance of game in the area. Located near an elephant corridor, you will always see these amazing creatures in a beautiful setting. Besides elephants, the area offers a lot of opportunity to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and spotted hyenas as well as antelope and buffalos.
As is the case with all Wilderness camps, the guides are real professionals and experts at tracking and finding wildlife whether driving or on foot. The fact that the camp is located in a private concession means you can drive off road and get up close and personal with even the most elusive predators.
The camp’s rooms and common areas have been designed with a lot of taste and the décor truly sets it apart from many other camps. The camp has a cozy and retro feel about it and the amazing staff makes all the difference. Each of the ten room offer lots of privacy, all with a breath taking view over the water and a large deck, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon.
Duma Tau is a charming camp and we would recommend including it in your Botswana itinerary. Because of its location and abundant wildlife it is very popular, so we would recommend enquiring early enough not to miss out.
When to visit
You can visit Duma Tau all year around but the best time is the dry season, from June to October – as wildlife movements in the Linyanti region are quite seasonal. When the rain stops and the standing pools dry up, animals increasingly migrate to permanent waters like the one around the camp. This being said, rates are more interesting during the wet season.