Offering the following
Safari Lifestyles View
Little Duma Tau is the new addition to the main Duma Tau Camp… sitting to one side, this is a premier self contained lodge designed with intimacy in mind, with just 4 rooms.
Offering the same facilities as the main lodge, you still get the same perfect positioning overlooking the Osprey Lagoon, extending beautiful views over the marshes beyond.
Introduced in 2020, Little Duma Tau is a wonderful choice for those wanting a smaller camp with a smaller feel, but with all the services that a premier Wilderness Safaris lodge offers.
The camp also has access to a ” Star Bed” where you can sleep outside under the stars under certain conditions and weather permitting.
The 121 000-hectare (299 000-acre) private Linyanti Concession bordering Chobe National Park’s western boundary is an enormous, wildlife-rich area, shared between just four small camps (King’s Pool, DumaTau, Savuti and Linyanti Tented camps), which creates an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and space.
There are three main features of the Linyanti Concession: the Linyanti River, the woodlands of the interior and the well-known Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse that is often dry but occasionally, inexplicably flows. The wildlife mix in and around the Channel thus also changes depending on the water levels. The Savute is described as ‘erratic’ – throughout its recorded history it has dried up several times, the reason for which is probably related to tectonic plate movement. With two thirds of the Channel located in the concession, Wilderness Safaris guests have private and exclusive access to its abundant game.
The river and Channel, together with the floodplains, woodlands, grasslands, palm islands and scrub vegetation of the area, harbour one of the densest dry season concentrations of elephant in Botswana – at times the Linyanti must have several thousand elephants roaming through the landscape. This phenomenon is one of the main attractions for travellers to northern Botswana, but the area is also important in holding good numbers of predators, providing an integral stronghold for species like the critically endangered wild dog, as well as lion, cheetah and spotted hyaena. The rare roan antelope found in the area can provide an equal thrill however, as can the high concentration of birds of prey, seasonal zebra congregations and the cathedral-like woodland of mature mopane trees.
Aside from roan, other plains game includes red lechwe, Burchell’s zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, common waterbuck, sable, eland, southern giraffe, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, warthog, hippo and Cape buffalo. Nocturnal species often seen are lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, the elusive pangolin!
Birding is outstanding here ranging from Okavango specials, such as slaty egret, Hartlaub’s babbler, Allen’s gallinule (seasonal) and wattled crane, to the drier mopane woodland species like racket-tailed roller, Bradfield’s hornbill, white-breasted cuckoo-shrike, Bennett’s woodpecker, swallow-tailed bee-eater, coqui francolin and Arnot’s chat. The open areas are excellent for Kori bustard, ostrich, secretarybird, and southern ground-hornbill with southern carmine bee-eaters in summer. The Savute Channel is famous as an area with a high concentration of eagles and raptors and this area is internationally recognised as an IBA (Important Bird Area), particularly for birds of prey like Dickinson’s kestrel. There are also various owl species to be seen here such as Verreaux’s eagle-owl and African scops-owl.
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. Adding this area to a Botswana itinerary makes for a varied and balanced experience of the country and in many ways it is an essential complement to a visit to the Okavango.
Brand-new Little DumaTau’s extensive lagoon frontage ensures that each ultra-spacious 142 m2 guest suite has uninterrupted views over Osprey Lagoon, and the movements of the mega-herds of elephant the Linyanti is so famous for.
All seven guest suites and one family suite have a private plunge pool and a comfortable lounge, and feature a large bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. The main dining and lounge area boasts its own wide-angle vistas overlooking the wildlife-rich lagoon, while the Osprey Retreat consists of a wellness centre and gym – shared with the main DumaTau – includes an inviting shaded deck, a lap pool, spa, snack deli and safari trading store. DumaTau runs on 100% solar energy.
Little Duma Tau seeks to ensure the continued protection of a piece of land within the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, an enormous area that spans borders and is thus pivotal for the conservation of the greater populations of elephant, wild dog and other species.
On the banks of the Linyanti River’s Osprey Lagoon, is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, between two elephant corridors, offering an exclusive combination of land and river experiences. Wildlife is viewed during game drives, on nature walks, and while boating along the serene waters of the Linyanti River (levels permitting).
The architecture and interiors will remain true to the essence of DumaTau; stylish and elegant, with a sense of off-the-beaten-track exploration. The camp will offer a Premier experience and the ultra-luxurious tented suites will be doubling in size to 142 square metres with uninterrupted views over the water.
Luxury canvas tented accommodation on elevated wooden decks, with elevated wooden walkways (intermittent sections may be on the ground to allow for animal movement).
En-suite facilities with indoor shower, outdoor shower, double basin vanity and separate toilet. Writing desk and chair, easy chairs, luggage rack, mosquito net, during winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided, electronic safe, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, indoor lounge area, “gym in bag” [includes a pilates mat, weights (2 x 1.0 kg and 2 x 2.0 kg) and resistance bands], sala on deck and outdoor lounge area, private plunge pool.
Complimentary in-tent Wi-Fi.
An internal telephone system for emergency assistance. No air-conditioning, however, Spot Cooling system provided in each tented suite, over the bed.
Amenities include seasonal bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, room spray, insect repellent, mosquito coil, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tip swabs, cotton wool pads and nail emery board, sewing kit, tissue dispenser, laundry bag and umbrella are supplied in each tented suite.
Prices are per person per night sharing
Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.
contact us for single traveller prices.
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