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Little DumaTau

Kingdom of Elephants

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


Wilderness Little DumaTau

Up-close encounters. Exclusive excursions. Intimate luxury.

An exceptional wilderness awaits at Little DumaTau. This special corner of the Botswana wilderness is favoured by the continent’s largest population of elephants, and is also home to predators including lions and wild dogs. Enjoy the privilege of encountering these iconic animals in their most pristine natural habitat.

Wilderness Dumatau Botswana Wildlife Wild Dog


With just four supremely spacious guest suites, Little Dumatau is an inviting, intimate haven. Sophisticated and elegant, Little DumaTau’s decor reflects the wild heart of the Linyanti. Connected to sister camp DumaTau by elevated walkways, the camps share a spa, Safari Boutique and deli. Sink into your private plunge pool and watch the goings-on in Osprey Lagoon.
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Little DumaTau serves up feasts fit for kings, with seasonal ingredients and a locally sourced menu at the forefront of the dining experience. Enjoy healthy meals, fresh smoothies and juices at the Osprey Lagoon Deli, expertly prepared by our chefs. Join the wildlife, and dine al fresco overlooking Osprey Lagoon.
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Wilderness Little DumaTau

Wake to a chorus of birds, the splash of a kingfisher diving into the river, the rumbling of elephants. People and wildlife share space harmoniously at Little DumaTau. Spend a quiet afternoon in your private plunge pool, while monkeys chatter in the trees and hippos grunt in the lagoon. Each day at Little DumaTau is different, but always full of surprise and delight.


Wilderness Dumatau Botswana Wildlife Elephant

Guardians of the wild

Elephants that pass by Little 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-herds. 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.






Little DumaTau experiences

In the Linyanti, game viewing on water and on land is exceptional, with herds of elephants and buffalo in huge numbers found all along the channels. Spot them from a game drive and from the decks at Little DumaTau, and seek out hippos and crocodiles over breakfast on the barge, or from a thrilling boat cruise on the Linyanti River.


Explore camps in the Linyanti

Little DumaTau is situated nearby larger sister camp DumaTau. The camps are situated in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in the far north of Botswana, with unimpeded access to both the Linyanti River floodplain and the Savuti Channel. The area around the camp is favoured by elephants, which thrive in the water-rich environment of the Linyanti.

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Little DumaTau Awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at Little DumaTau and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
NatGeo Hotel Awards 2022

Travel+Leisure Award

Condé Nast Hot List 2022


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Little DumaTau featured stories

Little DumaTau has many Linyanti tales to tell. With such an abundance of wildlife and beauty, it’s no wonder. Browse our collection of stunning photographs, thrilling stories and on-the-ground updates from the Little DumaTau team.
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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.