DumaTau, meaning ‘roar of the lion,’ is a ten-roomed (eight twin and two family) luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on Osprey Lagoon, one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system, and between two elephant ‘corridors’ – all of which results in a plethora of wildlife on game drives along the Savute.
DumaTau Camp is raised off the ground to take advantage of the fantastic river views. Each en-suite tent is spacious, spreading out under a canvas roof, with clear-storey sliding doors and windows that allow for wide-angled views of the riverfront. There is an airy, expansive dining and lounge area and a pool, all overlooking the lagoon and its denizens. DumaTau has a very light carbon footprint and runs on solar energy.
- As an important elephant corridor, the Linyanti is famed for the huge number of elephants seen here
- In the midst of the hunting grounds of lion and the critically endangered wild dog
- The sweeping and dramatic river views from camp are nothing short of spectacular
Some things to do at DumaTau Camp
First time to Africa
- Watch huge elephant herds as they move in and out of the area.
- Float on a river barge down the Linyanti River, watching for wildlife coming to drink.
- Track the predators of the region – lion, cheetah and wild dog.
Travelled to Africa
- Take a rod to water with catch-and-release fishing – in season.
- Enjoy a lazy afternoon watching the hippo frolic in the lagoon in front of camp.
- Catch sight of nocturnal creatures on a night drive along the Savute Channel.
- Spend an afternoon at the Savute Hide and watch the exciting comings and goings of everything from elephant to dung beetle.
- Visit the carmine bee-eater nesting colony in the summer season.
- Discover the thrill of walking amongst wildlife in the bush.