Location of Camp: Linyanti Reserve – Savuti Channel
Type of Safari Camp: Luxury Permanent Tented Camp
Rating (1-5+): 4+
Camp Accomodations: 9 Luxury, raised tented rooms under thatch with en suite facilities + extra outdoor shower. Dining room, pub, fire area, lounge, a plunge pool and a guest “loo” with a fantastic view.
Local Wildlife: Red Lechwe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Waterbuck, Sable, Roan, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Elephants, Monkey, Warthog, Crocodile, Buffalo. Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Bush babies, Spring Hare, Aardwolf, Serval, Genet, Pangolin + Birds.
When to Visit: Green Season: December to March Shoulder Season: April to June and November High Season: July to October
Safari Activities at Camp: Game drives, night game drives, game walks, boat rides
Duma Tau is built under cool mangosteen trees overlooking an enormous lagoon. It is located just east of the source of the Savuti Channel. Accommodation is in nine luxurious, raised, tented rooms under thatch with en suite facilities with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and shower. Each room has an additional outdoor open-air shower, for those who prefer to be closer to nature. There is a dining room, pub, lounge, a plunge pool and a guest “loo” with a fantastic view.
Elephants are one of the area’s biggest attractions, especially in the dry winter months, along with the Red Lechwe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Waterbuck, Sable, Roan, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Monkey, Warthog, Crocodile and Buffalo. Then there are the predators ~ Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyena ~ and the nocturnal animals ~ Bush babies, Spring Hare, Aardwolf, Serval, Genet, Pangolin ~ and the smaller predators. Birding is great here ~ from the Okavango “specials”, such as Slaty Egret, Whiterumped Babblers and Wattled Cranes, to the bushveld species.
Duma Tau offers day and night game drives along the Linyanti and Savuti as well as short nature walks. The camp’s boat allows guests access to the waterways to observe the Hippos at close range (water levels permitting). There are a number of hides in the area which give guests the opportunity to observe and photograph animals close up in their natural environment without disturbance.