Little sister camp to YZ favourite DumaTau, Little DumaTau is due to open in August 2020. Highly exclusive, with just four suites, the camp will be perfect for travellers seeking intimate experiences of the wildlife-rich Linyanti!
Little DumaTau is the latest addition to Wilderness Safaris’ impressive portfolio. This company offers a selection of camps and lodges across six countries within Safari Africa. Its Botswana properties operate in the Linyanti, the Okavango Delta, and the Central Kalahari. Little DumaTau will be a ‘Premier’ camp, the most luxurious type of camp available. The accommodation will be booked on a full-board basis and it’ll be open throughout the year.
Access & location:
The camp will be accessed via approximately half an hour’s road transfer from the nearest airstrip. The site is north of DumaTau, within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.
Accommodation & facilities at Little Duma Tau:
Guest accommodation will consist of four tented suites. Wilderness Safaris informs us that these will be very spacious and comfortable, featuring cooling systems, ventilation, and plenty of shade. Each will include a luxurious lounge, and the en-suite facilities will feature both indoor and outdoor showers. Most excitingly, every suite will have an expansive deck including a private plunge pool! The style overall will be elegant with a sense of off-the-beaten-track exploration, and we’re really looking forward to our first visit. Once we’ve seen the camp for ourselves, we’ll update these details.
The communal areas at Little DumaTau will also combine elegance and adventure. They’ll include a sumptuous lounge, an outside dining area, and a ‘curiosity room’ in which guests will find a wealth of reading material and some fascinating artefacts to peruse. The camp’s fire-pit will provide an exciting venue for pre-dinner drinks while sharing safari stories! And between Little DumaTau and the larger DumaTau, you’ll find a wellness space and spa, shared by the properties. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a range of relaxing and revitalising treatments while enjoying beautiful views over the Linyanti, or simply take a refreshing dip in the lap pool. There’s even a deli, and a trading store.
Activities at Little Duma Tau:
Little DumaTau will offer a thrilling assortment of activities, as follows:
Expertly guided game drives- These will take place during the morning and the afternoon. Drives will cover a lot of ground and provide opportunities to view many mammals of the Linyanti. Among these are lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo – four of the Big Five! – as well as smaller predators and herbivores such as cheetah, hyena, wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, and antelopes.
Night drives- Guests will be invited to look out for the nocturnal species of the reserve too. Head out after sunset, and you might see leopard, civet, genet, honey badger, and spring hare.
Nature walks- Walks will also be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide. They’ll be ideal for travellers interested in getting to know the smaller lives of the Linyanti – the insects, plants, and birds.
Boating excursions- Board a boat, and you’ll have a lot of fun exploring the reserve’s waterways, watching out for crocodiles, hippos, and big game species quenching their thirst at the edge of the water.
Birding- Fans of feathery friends will be keen to fit in a birding safari, as the Linyanti is home to both Okavango specials and mopane woodland species. Ostrich, slaty egret, wattled crane, coqui francolin, southern carmine bee-eater – the variety of birdlife is truly outstanding here!
Star-bed sleep-outs- Part of the camp, the star-bed will offer the experience of drifting off to sleep in the open air, with the sounds of nature all around you.
Helicopter flights- Little DumaTau’s location at the end of the Great Rift Valley is absolutely spectacular, and these flights will provide breathtaking vistas over the valleys, the Linyanti wetlands, and the waterways.