DumaTau Camp Highlights
• Elephant viewing is amongst the best
• Savute Hide allows guests to watch the prolific bird and wildlife
• Means “Roar of the Lion”
• River barge on the Linyanti River watching the wildlife coming to drink
• Intimate luxury tented camp
• Night Drives along the Savute Channel are superb
DumaTau Camp Description
There are 10 traditional luxury safari tents at DumaTau camp, each built on raised decks affording wonderful views over the floodplain and lagoon. Each tent has en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers, standing fans and tea and coffee making facilities.
The main guest areas at DumaTau Camp overlooks an enormous lagoon with the dining room and bar under thatch on raised decks. The lounge has intimate spaces for guests to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the lagoon. The plunge pool also overlooks this fabulous vista. Evenings are spent around a campfire under the stars. Meals are often under the stars in the boma and private meals are available.
DumaTau Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Elephants are one of the reserves’ prime attractions – especially in the winter months when they are forced to congregate along the waterways and around the waterholes of the area when the rainfall filled depressions and pans of the interior dry up. At times the reserve must have several thousand elephants roaming around. Red Lechwe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Waterbuck, Sable, Roan, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Monkey, Warthog, Crocodile and Buffalo are some of the other animals to be found here. Then there are the predators, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyena and the nocturnal animals; Bushbabies, Spring Hare, Aardwolf, Serval, Genet, Pangolin and the smaller predators. Birding is great here; from the Okavango “specials”, such as Slaty Egret, Whiterumped Babblers and Wattled Cranes, to the bushveld species.
Activities include game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, night drives, and occasionally guided walks when the camp manager feels that it is safe to conduct walking safaris. Highlights of this camp include the amazing sounds of the wildlife all around, as well as two hides. One is located at the western end of the camp, where guests can spend a siesta watching game come down to drink. The other is an underground hide, with the water at eye- level – seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends that of an ordinary safari.
When the Linyanti River’s water levels are high enough there are boat trips to explore the area and fish on a catch and release basis. There is also a barge that will float leisurely along and is perfect for picnics and sundowners.