DumaTau is a luxury tented camp with eight suites with panoramic views over the magnificent Osprey lagoon in the far north of Botswana. DumaTau will re-open on 1 August 2020 as a premier camp and it promises to be the height of luxury and innovation with a wellness centre, gym and lap pool. Set to be one of the best camps in Botswana. Activities include game drives, walking and boating.
DumaTau means ‘lion’s roar’ and there is a good prevalence of predators in the camp’s private reserve. The private concession is a varied landscape encompassing the Linyanti swamps, the Savute channel, woodland and savannah. The concession’s 100,000 hectares (300,000 acres) is shared between only four camps: King’s Pool, Savuti and Linyanti Tented Camp. Game viewing here is best during the dry season when high concentrations of wildlife at the lagoon and Linyanti river can be relied upon. The camp is situated between two important elephant corridors and so the area is a beacon of elephant research and conservation.
It remains to be seen exactly what the rebuilt camp will look like, although the artist’s renders pictured here give a good impression. Wilderness assures that the ‘off the beaten track’ feel of the previous DumaTau will remain and it will stay a tented camp, just with new style and modern sophistication.
We know that the rooms will be comfortable suites: all will have a separate lounge area and large bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers as well as extensive outdoor deck and private plunge pool. Watch the Linyanti’s renowned mega-herds of elephant from your private plunge pool as they drink, bathe and mud-wallow. The suites will be very spacious and double the size of the previous camp’s tents at 104 square metres (1500 square feet) (internal and external space). The tents are being designed with combatting the heat in mind and will include excessive overhangs for shade and cool. Innovative spot cooling technology will deposit cool air over the bed whilst still allowing gauze for air through flow. This also means the tents are not closed off and remain immersed in the sights and sounds of the African bush.
The rendered images of the planned rebuild show a very stylish camp with sleek modern lines. The main dining and lounge areas will make the most of the lagoon-side scenery and the 12 metre lap pool will extend right into the Osprey lagoon, with poolside day beds on a raised platform shaded by a roof structure. There will be a deli for snacks and drinks and a trading store. The main area will have its own fire pit and a ‘curiosity room’ where guests can explore wildlife research and interesting materials. The ‘wellness centre’ and gym will be shared with sister camp Little DumaTau.
The floating fire deck, extending pier-like right out into the water, was an inimitable way to sit by the fire in the evening darkness, suspended over the lagoon, and happily that feature is staying put.
The Star Bed on the Zibadianja lagoon enables guests the extraordinary experience of sleeping out under the expanse of the Botswana skies in luxury whilst immersed in the sounds of the African night.
DumaTau will upgrade the solar power system and runs 100% off solar power with a 230kvA solar.
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