DumaTau is nestled within the pristine lands of the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, which fringes the Chobe National Park. Meaning “the lion’s roar”, DumaTau Camp’s base on the Osprey Lagoon is close enough to the Savute Channel’s origin to regularly hear the rumbling voices of the majestic lions. This is how DumaTau earned its name. The camp is nestled within the Linyanti Swamps, between two pathways that elephants frequently traverse, and that other game use just as regularly.
Camp & Accommodation – the camp is still under rebuild.
With a light ecological footprint making a positive contribution to local conservation initiatives, the brand new Duma Tau sets an example of a luxury lodge without compromising the guest experience. The camp runs on 100% solar energy and boasts seven twin tents and one family unit all have a private plunge pool and comfortable lounge. A large, stunning bathroom has indoor and outdoor showers. The exceptionally spacious guest tents are 142m² and offers uninterrupted views over Osprey Lagoon. The main dining and lounge are has its own wide-angle vistas overlooking the lagoon, while a new wellness centre and gym which is shared with Little DumaTau, includes a shaded deck, a lap pool, spa, snack deli and safari shop. The location of the camp offers the opportunity to see movement of the huge herds of elephants which the Linyanti is famous for.
Activities & Wildlife
A veritable utopia for aquatic and land mammals, Linyanti’s diversity attracts life of every shape, size and disposition to its abundant shores. Climb aboard a safari vehicle, where the wind will blow through your hair as you close in on the elephants, lions and African wild dog, searching for their daily sustenance. Each drive can accommodate up to 7 people.
Night drives place a spotlight on the nocturnal denizens of Linyanti. Glimpse the lesser bush baby, serval and spring hare, or if you’re fortunate the scaly armour of the mysterious pangolin. With armed rangers, Nature Walks are not only safe but a wealth of information. The hides and platforms are the perfect place to patiently capture that photographic masterpiece, or tick off the name of a rare bird on your bird list.
Fishing and the Motorboat and River Barge tours take you out into the rumbling waters of the Linyanti River. Floating down this precious waterway you’ll feel completely removed from the modern world, and deeply at peace with nature.
Little Duma Tau – This is an exceptional experience! On the same lagoon frontage, just situated north of main camp Duma Tau, is an exceptional lodge which is still to be introduced to the tourism industry. The camp offers only four extremely spacious tented rooms, each with their own lounge, private plunge pool and bathroom that has indoor and outdoor showers.
The camp also offers a stylish Star Bed sleep-out (weather permitting) which is an unforgettable way to experience the nearby Zibadianja Lagoon
The dining and lounge areas, just like main camp Duma Tau, offer guests extensive views over the Osprey Lagoon. The camp shares a new wellness centre and gym with DumaTau and has a shaded deck, a lap pool, spa, snack deli and safari shop to browse through.
When staying at Little Duma Tau you will have the opportunity to learn more about elephant conservation and the concession’s important biomonitoring project. Staying at Duma Tau offers easy access to the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve’s incredible range of habitats, plains game and predators which are a certainty all year round.