Duma Tau Camp has just 10 tents offering spacious and luxurious accommodation. The tents have canvas roofs that extend over the veranda offering shade. They are raised off the ground and each has an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water.
The camp has a dining room, separate bar and lounge overlooking the hippo-filled lagoon. These areas are furnished in muted colours and have traditional safari furniture and plenty of comfy spaces to settle into for some downtime between activities. Many meals are served out on the deck overlooking the water. There's a fire pit set in a circular deck which makes a great venue for sundowners. The swimming pool provides welcome relief from the heat during the day.
While at Duma Tau you'll be offered day and night game drives take place along the Savuti Channel and Linyanti River. Other activities include boating (when water levels allow) and guided nature walks. Birding here is excellent and the Savute Channel is known for high concentrations of eagles and raptors. Fishing, along with basic fishing gear is available on a catch and release basis (though prohibited in January and February). For the more adventurous, try the Zibadianja Lagoon Star Bed which sleeps 2 or a family of 4 (teenage children only). It's a unique and exciting experience.
Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Open: Open all year.
Location: The camp is located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, bordering Chobe National Park. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel. It is about a 50 minute flight from Maun or 45 minutes from Kasane, followed by a drive of approximately 30 minutes.
Rooms: 10 tented rooms (8 twin and 2 family rooms with 2 en-suite bedrooms), built on raised decks. The tents have canvas roofs and wraparound windows. They have en-suite facilities. Ceiling and pedestal fans are provided to keep things cool.
Activities: Day and night game drives, guided bush walks and boat trips, water levels permitting, fishing, sleep out star bed.
Facilities: There is a large, open-sided lounge and dining area, overlooking the lagoon, plus an outdoor deck for dining. A walkway leads to the secluded firedeck, often used for sundowners, and another leads to the sun deck and swimming pool. There's a floating jetty in front of the main area with a boma where you can dine under the stars at night.
Dining: Meals are eaten communally. Breakfast and lunch are usually buffet-style and there is a 3 course dinner. Food is served both indoors and outside on the deck and private meals can be arranged at the boma.
Children: The camp accepts children from 6 years and above. Private activities must be booked for children under 12. Minimum age for walking safaris is 13. Duma Tau is unfenced, so children need to be kept under constant surveillance.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no mobile reception, no direct telephone or fax and no email. Communication with the Maun office is via radio.