The editorial team of National Geographic Traveler worked long and hard to find 2013’s best authentic and most sustainable lodges for its more than 8.5 million readers. The select lodges chosen embody the National Geographic Society’s spirit of exploration and commitment to the environment and will be featured in the magazine’s June/July 2013 issue.
“We are extremely proud of DumaTau’s light footprint and commitment to our 4Cs ethos (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture). As one of our most popular camps, DumaTau was completely rebuilt last year to ensure minimal environmental impact, whilst at the same time delivering an extraordinary wilderness experience”, says Grant Woodrow, Managing Director, Wilderness Safaris Botswana.
DumaTau operates completely on solar energy, for hot water, lighting and other energy needs, and is built of FSC-standard timber. In addition, the camp has water-wise waste removal and uses green and thermal insulating materials.
Comprising only 10 luxury tents raised off the ground, DumaTau is located in the private 125 000-hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana. Its location between two elephant corridors offers an exclusive river and land safari experience in a completely sustainable manner.
This pristine area’s range of habitats creates ideal conditions for prolific wildlife populations – enormous elephant herds, abundant hippo and plains game, followed by excellent predator numbers. It is an integral stronghold for species like the Critically Endangered wild dog, as well as lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyaena.
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