Wilderness DumaTau Wins Condé Nast Traveler 2022 Hot List Award

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We are extremely proud that DumaTau has been recognised as one of the best new hotels in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 26th edition of its Hot List. With only six properties included from all of Africa, DumaTau is also the only camp listed in Botswana – where Wilderness began almost four decades ago.



Each year, the magazine’s editorial team members “index the best, brightest openings”, and we are immensely grateful for their support and recognition of DumaTau. Special thanks to our esteemed media partner and friend, Paul Rubio, too, who visited the camp this past summer and shares his first-hand account of the trip in this June issue.



Nestled deep within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, on the northernmost fringe of Botswana, lies DumaTau. With unique access to both the Linyanti River and Savuti Channel, the camp boasts an almost constant stream of elephants and other creatures passing by. The reserve’s diverse, pristine 95,000 acres offer truly exclusive excursions and close-up wildlife encounters.  

The recently rebuilt camp takes full advantage of its 45 km of river frontage to create an unparalleled safari experience. Eight tented suites with private plunge pools sit on wooden walkways mere steps from the wildlife corridors, so animals often wander peacefully through camp. Interiors of hand-crafted mosaic tile, acacia wood, and local textiles reflect the heart of the Linyanti.




Just by staying at DumaTau, seeing herd after herd of elephants as they wind their way along their ancient paths, and learning more about these animals – and the others that DumaTau shares its home with – our guests will leave knowing that they have made a positive impact on the conservation of this extraordinary area.  



We hope that the Hot List will encourage many more travellers to join us in Botswana and to experience the magic of its extraordinary wilderness areas, including the Linyanti and Okavango Delta – and more.


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