Wilderness Dumatau Botswana Camp Aerial View


DumaTau Camp

Kingdom of Elephants

Home to Africa’s highest density of elephants, DumaTau offers exceptional encounters with herds of these majestic animals.


Wilderness DumaTau

A luxury Linyanti Safari.


Exclusive excursions. Up-close encounters. An exceptional wilderness awaits at DumaTau. Its name means ‘roar of the lion’ in Setswana, but to us it’s also home of the elephants. While lions and other predators like wild dogs thrive here, it’s the elephants that steal the show.  Watch great herds criss-cross ancient wildlife corridors, spraying one another playfully in the Linyanti’s waters and munching on waterlilies.

Wilderness Dumatau Botswana Elephant in water


DumaTau’s eight ultra-spacious tented suites, each with a private plunge pool, are raised on wooden walkways mere steps from where wildlife wanders peacefully through camp. Interiors of hand-crafted mosaic tile, acacia wood, and local textiles reflect the heart of the Linyanti, one of Botswana’s most treasured wildlife havens.
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Dining at DumaTau is a pleasure. Enjoy healthy meals, fresh smoothies and juices at the Osprey Lagoon Deli, expertly prepared by our chefs who prioritise seasonal ingredients and a locally sourced menu. Dine al fresco on the barge, and savour your sundowner overlooking the Linyanti lagoon.
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Wilderness DumaTau

Wake to the chorus of birds, the grunting of hippos, the sound of elephants stripping branches of their leaves. People and wildlife share space harmoniously at DumaTau. Indulge in a spa treatment at the Osprey Retreat. Gaze onto the surrounding bush while our wellness experts lull you into a true state of relaxation, then wander to the lagoon-side pool and watch the wildlife go by.


Wilderness Dumatau Purpose Mega Fauna

Guardians of the wild

The elephants that pass by DumaTau are part of the biggest population on the continent. Paying no attention to borders and customs, these elephants are part of Africa’s last great mega-herd. Just by being here, you help to conserve this crucial piece of land in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, these precious pachyderms and the keystone species that call the Linyanti home.






DumaTau camp experiences

Game viewing, on water and on land in the Linyanti is exceptional, with herds of elephants and buffalo in huge numbers found all along the watery channels. Spot them from a game drive and from the decks at DumaTau, or a thrilling boat cruise on the Kwando River. Listen to a chorus of hippos grunting and owls calling as you end the day around the magnificent floating fire pit.


Explore camps in the Linyanti

DumaTau is in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in the far north of Botswana, with incredible access to both the Linyanti River floodplain and the Savuti Channel. The area around the camp is favoured by elephants, who thrive in the water-rich environment of the Linyanti.

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DumaTau Awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at DumaTau and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through several awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Condé Nast Readers’ Choice

NatGeo Hotel Awards 2022

UKWHA 2024

Wilderness DumaTau - Best Honeymoon Resort


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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.