Surround yourself with elephants, one of the world’s largest herds, traversing two ancient wildlife corridors at the foot of the Rift Valley. Watch a matriarch and her family splash across the Linyanti River. On the breakfast barge glide past sleeping hippos, or find crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the lagoon. Across the varied habitats – grasslands, floodplains, riverine forests, and uncountable waterways – spot an abundance of wildlife; lions, leopards and wild dogs to name a few, meaning spectacular land- and water-based game viewing. Celebrate your day with sundowners on the floating fire pit, as a wildlife chorus performs.
Nestled deep within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, on the northernmost fringe of Botswana, lies DumaTau. With unique access to both the Linyanti River and Savuti Channel, the camp boasts an almost constant stream of ellies and other creatures passing by. The reserve’s diverse, pristine 95 000 acres offers truly exclusive excursions and close-up wildlife encounters.
Newly rebuilt DumaTau takes full advantage of its 45 km of river frontage to create an unparalleled safari experience. Eight tented suites with private plunge pools sit on wooden walkways mere steps from the wildlife corridors, so animals often wander peacefully through camp. Interiors of hand-crafted mosaic tile, acacia wood, and local textiles reflect the heart of the Linyanti. The camp’s new spa, the Osprey Retreat, soothes your soul. As do all the elephants, whose moving herds compose one of Africa’s most elemental rhythms.