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Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience! We did 7 game drives and 2 river cruises where we saw 24 different animal and 43 different bird species! Our guide Mocks was both knowledgeable and experienced, but he also had a very engaging sense of humor. Mocks made our 4-day visit very memorable. In addition to Mocks, Mr B, Johan, Teresa, Annet and all...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Alan B, Thank you for this lovely feedback on your recent visit to DumaTau! You did well on the wildlife and bird front indeed, especially with those sightings of the leopard and wild dog - how exciting! Thanks too for your very kind words re: Mocks and team - they will be thrilled to know that they made it...

Reviewed 3 October 2016

My niece and I arrived at Duma Tau as our second camp on our Botswana adventure and this was my second trip with Wilderness Safaris. I had previously been to Zimbabwe and it was an amazing experience. The tents at Duma Tau are spacious, impeccably clean and the interiors are extremely well designed and furnished. We were lucky enough to...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jane O, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are thrilled to see how much both you and your niece enjoyed your stay with us and cannot wait to share your beautiful words with Evans, Johan and the entire DumaTau team. We hope you will both visit us again soon so that we can make many more great memories...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Everything about Duma Tau is exceptional...the accommodations, the staff, the food, the guides and the overall experience. Our guide Evans made our game drives exciting, interesting and fun. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and helpful. Duma Tau is beautifully laid out with plenty of areas to get away from it all and relax after an adventurous day. It sits right...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Linda139, Thank you for the amazing review, we cannot wait to share your beautiful words with the wonderful Evans and the entire team at DumaTau. We are thrilled to see that your stay with us was able to meet and exceed your expectations. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony at Duma Tau. We knew it would be beautiful but the staff of Duma Tau far exceeded our expectations. The wedding was on a lake at sunset. The staff volunteered to participate, planning and performing amazing songs and dancing. The cake was delicious and I was honored that the ladies offered me...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia S, Thank you for the fabulous review and more so, thank you for letting us share this special day with you. We are delighted to see it was so special and memorable for you and your husband and hope you will come back to spend many wonderful anniversaries with us. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wow, what an experience! We stayed at duma tau for two nights on our recent safari trip to Botswana. Duma Tau is considered a classic camp (one step below premium). We stayed at a more expensive premium camp on our trip also, but we really didn't see that much of a difference. In fact, if you want to save some...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear bobshor, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and overjoyed to see how well we measured up to a Premier camp. We will definitely share this with Mocks and all the staff in camp who will be so proud to read your kind words. Thank you again...

Old Hickory, Tennessee
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We loved the location on the water and the opportunity to take a boat for bird and animal sightings from that perspective. Amazing game drives every day. Each outing offered something special, a leopard in a tree eating its impala, a huge herd of Cape buffalo stampeding in a cloud of dust and loud mooing, hippos out of the water,...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear GwensGramma, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are delighted to see how much fun you had on the game drives and the wonderful barge experience floating down the river. We will be sure to share your kind words with all the staff in camp and hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a luxury mobile safari with John Chase Safaris and we're lucky enough to be taken to Dumatau for three thrilling days. Fantastic welcome and throughout our stay were treated like royalty. The food and accommodation was worthy of any 4 star plus. Incredible game viewing. Would recommend to anyone.

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Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for your beautiful review and high recommendation, it was a pleasure welcoming you into our great camp and we hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We spent two nights at very short notice flying into Chobe airstrip and staying Duma Tau. Our kids loved the place, Evans our guide was great, the rooms were perfect and we found the food to be excellent and very modern with excellent attentive and proud service. Game around the swamp was bountiful and the cruise on the barge was...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear SR22TSC, Thank you for your wonderful review and high recommendation, we are thrilled to see how much you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad to see Evans took such great care of you and was even able to treat you to a leisurely cruise during your short stay. We look forward to welcoming you...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to DumaTau camp and I had 5 nights there in the lead up to Christmas. While I did not get to see a lion or to hear one roar on this occasion, there were so many leopard sightings and photo ops that it did not matter. My guide, Mocks, was fantastic ... a great tracker,...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear Graham, We are thrilled to see that even after a few months have passed you are still able to recall such wonderful memories of your stay with us. We will be sure to share all your kind words with Mocks and all our wonderful staff. Thank you for choosing to travel with Wilderness Safaris for the last 15 years...

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our guide (who has since left the amp) was an exceptionally good tracker. The physical facilities are superb. The food was pretty good, but was not the best of the camps we visited, and the staff could have been better at providing vegan food options (they new of this requirement in advance). Everyone was quite pleasant. I highly recommend.

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp, responded to this review

Dear TIMOTHY, Thank you for your review and high recommendation we are glad to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us as well as your time spent with your safari guide. We have investigated your concerns regarding the vegan menu offered to you during your stay and are currently in talks with our training department to organise a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perhaps the best game viewing in far northern Botswana - from its newest and most stylish camp. DumaTau means "roar of the lion," but the elephant reigns here. The camp is set on a lagoon on the Linyanti River between two "elephant highways," affording unparalleled viewing of these iconic mammals, along with other wildlife. Together with sweeping, dramatic views of the river, the architecture of the camp expresses the explorer aesthetic, as well as the idea of space. There is an airy dining and lounge area, and a pool, all taking advantage of the superb view of the lagoon. Highlights DumaTau is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, with access to the Linyanti Swamps, floodplains and extensive mopane woodlands, thus offering an excellent combination of land and river. During winter, large elephant herds traverse the area. Chances of viewing leopard, lion and wild dog are excellent, along with other large mammals like hippo, red lechwe, giraffe, waterbuck, kudu, impala and occasional buffalo. 10 Tents (including 2 Family Tents): Rebuilt 2012; en-suite; spacious; raised off the ground; clear-storey window; 100% solar powered Experiences: Day and night game drives • Nature walks (on request) • Boating and barge (seasonal) • Game viewing hides • Catch-and-release fishing (seasonal) ... more   less 

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Address: Botswana, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Linyanti Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilderness Safaris DumaTau Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Duma Tau Camp, Linyanti Reserve Hotel Linyanti Reserve
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“The tents toward the end of the camp provide the most privacy and space to watch animals during the siesta period”
 of 5 bubbles janeo884, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the family room if you want a private tent and are not coming with children.”
 of 5 bubbles bobshor, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a luxury tented safari camp, not a hotel. Tents spread out along the river with common areas in the middle. Lovely place!”
 of 5 bubbles GwensGramma, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had family room 8 which i think must be the closest to the water and a great location”
 of 5 bubbles SR22TSC, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Every one of the tents has a superb view, but some are quite a walk from the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles 466timothyo, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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