DumaTau

Linyanti, Botswana

The private Linyanti Concession borders Chobe National Park’s western boundary is an enormous, wildlife-rich area with an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and space.

With perhaps the best of northern Botswana’s superb game viewing, DumaTau offer an outstanding safari experience. Situated within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, on the western border of the Chobe National Park, DumaTau neighbours Osprey Lagoon, the source of the fabled Savute Channel. Additionally DumaTau lies between two elephant corridors, exciting ingredients for the ultimate safari.

Taking advantage of exceptional river views the camp is raised with ten spacious luxury tents under canvas. These excellent tents open onto the riverfront through clear-storey sliding doors and windows. Tents are kept cool in the heat of the day with both ceiling and pedestal fans with a clear mesh frontage taking advantage of any breeze. The en-suite facilities include a double vanity basin and shower. Tents are connected via a raised walkway.

The dining and lounge area is light and airy and, along with the swimming pool, overlook the river allowing guests to completely immerse themselves in the safari experience.

The Linyanti Game Reserve is famed for its large herds of elephant as well as excellent predator interaction, the hunting grounds of both lion and the endangered African wild dog. Activities here focus on land activities with motor boats and a barge exploring the lagoons when water levels permit. Game drives venture out both in the early morning and afternoons with night drives allowing sightings of little seen nocturnal species. Subject the availability of armed guides nature walks provide an excellent way to get close to nature. DumaTau has use of a number of platforms and hides in the reserve from which animals and birds can be viewed and photographed.

In Outline

Location

Access

DumaTau is accessed via light aircraft from Maun and Kasane International Airports or from camps within the region.

The camp is an approximately 45 minute transfer from the airstrip, depending on wildlife sightings, scenery and photographic opportunities along the way.

Rates
From USD 903

Climate

The Linyanti region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in Linyanti are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Dining room and bar under canvas, raised on decks with wide-open view.
  • Floating fire deck.
  • Day and night game drives.
  • Guided nature walks on request (seasonal & subject to qualified walking guide being available).
  • Sleep-outs (weather permitting) can be arranged.
  • Raised Zibalianja hide.

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

The Linyanti has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of species, but is most noted for its very large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game is abundant, such as impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and bushbuck, and their predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena. Rarer species such as sable and roan antelope also emerge from the woodlands during the dry season.

Best Time to Travel

The Linyanti provides good game viewing throughout the year with the best sightings of game being in the drier winter months (June to October). Bird life is prolific in the summer months.

Bird Sightings

Birding is outstanding with the Linyanti Concession an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA), particularly for birds of prey like Dickinson’s kestrel and waterbirds. In summer southern carmine bee-eaters nest near camp.

Guest Safety

DumaTau is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.