Duma Tau Camp

Linyanti, Selinda & Kwando, Botswana

On Request

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Duma Tau Camp

The DumaTau Camp was rebuilt in 2012 on an exquisite new site on the banks of the Linyanti River’s Osprey Lagoon. It is located close to the source of the Savute Channel in the western part of the Linyanti, between two elephant corridors, thus offering an exclusive combination of land and river experience.


What We Love
  • This is elephant country where herds thrive in the marshy habitat, providing plenty of intimate photo ops.
  • DumaTau operates completely on solar energy while biogas from organic kitchen waste helps supply the cooking fuel.
  • It has water-wise waste removal and uses green and thermal insulating materials.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The Camp partially funds two MSc studies examining the presence of a very large elephant population in the concession and its possible impact on vegetation and other animal species.
  • Although Botswana allows hunting in the concession, the camp has decided to forfeit approximately US$1.2 million per annum in hunting quotas in preference for photographic safaris.

The Review

The DumaTau Camp is located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. This is an elephant country where herds thrive in the marshy habitat, providing plenty of intimate photo ops, in open-sided Land Rovers, on foot, and by boat when the water’s flowing.

Your Stay
The Classic Camp’s ten en-suite tented units (8 twin and two family) are raised off the ground to overlook the Lagoon. The architecture evokes the age of the explorers along with a sense of space, thanks to the wraparound clear-storey window providing dramatic views of the river. The main areas include an expansive deck and dining and lounge areas all sporting the same vista. There is an adjoining swimming pool

The camp is close to the source of the Savute Channel as well as the Linyanti waterways and is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. General wildlife viewing is excellent year round.

Predator sightings of lion, cheetah and wild dog are good. Elephant viewing is amongst the best in Africa, especially in winter. Plains game viewing is good – red lechwe, antelope, zebra, giraffe and excellent hippo. Night drives along the Savute Channel are superb.

The many varied habitats within these areas - marshes, waterways, riverine forests, dry woodlands and grasslands - and the prolific and diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery together form a wonderful contrast to the Okavango.

Wildlife viewing is the primary activity at DumaTau Camp, either on day and night game drives or while on foot and on the water (levels permitting). Short nature walks can be taken along the Linyanti River and Savute Channel, while the camp's barge takes visitors along the waters of the Linyanti, with hippo and waterfowl alike to entrance. There are also a number of platforms and hides from which to view and photograph animals and birds. One of the best hides is right at the source of the Savute and many species of game and birdlife can be seen from this hide.

Getting There

DumaTau Camp is located in northern Botswana, within the Linyanti Concession, bordered to the east by Chobe National Park. It is close to Linyanti Marsh and source of the Savute; near the Kwando/Linyanti River confluence. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 45 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes about 50 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 minutes but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Duma Tau Camp Linyanti, Selinda & Kwando, Botswana