Tuli Safaris: Island Camp
Island Camp on Kwa Tuli
Private Game Reserve is one of Botswana's Best Kept Secrets.
Kwa Tuli Private Game Reserve is situated in Botswana's Tuli Block. This Land of Giants includes the famous Tuli Elephants, Giant Mashatu Trees, 2000 year-old Baobabs, the oldest exposed rocks on the planet, the Mighty Limpopo River and the most stunning landscape you could ever hope to see.
Home to almost 400 species of birds including the Pel's Fishing Owl, Black Eagle, Martial Eagle, Kori Bustard and Ground Hornbill, the largest wild elephant population under private ownership in Southern Africa, wildebeest, impala, zebra, kudu, eland, waterbuck, brown and spotted hyena, honey badgers, klip springers, aardwolf aardvark and warthog, as well as lion, leopard and cheetah makes this a ‘must see once in my lifetime’ destination.
Wild At Tuli Safaris is not a package operation; it is an independent, highly specialised, owner-run safari business. Experience, exclusivity and flexibility are hallmarks of our safaris. Experience staying in a luxurious tented camp on an island in the Limpopo River on Kwa Tuli Private Game Reserve.
Whatever your interests are we will take them into account and introduce you to the unique beauty of Africa at her unspoilt best.
Game drive, go on a walk, bird watch, go fishing, sleep in a hide at night and just soak up what a TRUE wilderness is all about – you cannot leave this place untouched by everything that it is.
Wild At Tuli Safaris is situated in the Tuli Block in south-eastern Botswana near the Platjan Border post. The camp is on the Limpopo River in a magnificent setting, 9 kms from the main district road
There are a number of ways to get to Wild At Tuli:
Fly to O.R. Thambo International airport in Johannesburg and then on to Polokwane Airport. We can arrange for you to be collected from Polokwane and driven to the Platjan Border post where we will collect you. The drive is about 2 1/2 hours.
If you wish to fly all the way, you could charter a flight from Polokwane to the Limpopo Valley airfield in Botswana and we will collect you there.
We are a 5 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg, South Africa on very good tar roads up to the border. Travel to Polokwane, then on to Dendron, Vivo and Alldays. From Alldays the Platjan Border is about 40km. From the border to the camp is a good dirt road which does not require a 4 X 4 vehicle and is about 26 km. At times the Platjan Border crossing is flooded so if you are driving, check with us to make sure that the border is open. If it is closed you can be diverted to the Pontdrif Border post where you are able to leave your vehicle safely locked up, cross the border by cable car and we will collect you.
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The Wild At Tuli Safari
camp is in the most magnificent setting on the banks of the Limpopo River on
Kwa Tuli Private Game Reserve.
Reached by a hanging bridge on an island in the middle of the Limpopo River is an exclusive hideaway called “Island Camp”.
Nestled under the thick canopy of the riverine forest, eternally shaded from the African sun lies four luxurious tents. The tents are large and roomy with an “Out of Africa” feel with colonial furniture.
Each tent has its own beautiful bathroom with a Slipper bath and huge outdoor shower.
Private viewing decks allow guests to enjoy the fascinating secrets of the wildlife that visits the surrounding river.
The kitchen, dining room and lounge with a build-in fireplace are under thatch, with the Boma under open skies for dining under the stars. Camp attendants ensure you have everything you need and that your stay is relaxing and special.
One of “Island Camp” highlights is the wonderful sounds. In summer the roaring of the surrounding river and in winter the pre-dawn of bird songs starts of the morning. Accompanied by the haunting cries of the Fish Eagle, Baboons bark and screech and Hippo’s grunt. Elephant are quite likely to pass close by the camp and the lack of sound from these gentle giants is at odds with their immense size. If you listen carefully you may hear the ‘sawing’ noise of the nearby leopard as he traverses the islands in front of the camp.
Finally, get to sleep under the soothing “Pels Fishing” and “Scops Owls” calls.
You have two options when booking into Wild At Tuli:
Fully Catered - We provide all meals during your stay and are able to cater for special dietary requirements as long as you let us know in advance. Game Drives are included when you choose this option but you are also able to self-drive on the Reserve.
The morning starts off with coffee, tea and rusks before we set off on the early morning game drive. We pack a coffee box to take along and during the drive we find a beautiful spot to stop and have morning tea. We then complete the game drive before returning to camp for a sumptuous brunch. If you want to, we will go for a walk in the morning, fish in the Limpopo or sit at one of the hides and bird watch. The bird life in the Tuli Block is magnificent.
We serve a light snack before going out on the afternoon game drive and towards sunset we stop at one of the hides or waterholes for a sun downer and watch the sunset.
Back at camp it is time to freshen up with a hot shower before we meet around the fire.
Dinner is a 3-course meal served in the dining room or out under the stars.
Self-Catering / Self Drive - We offer self-catering facilities in the camp with access to a kitchen which has gas stove and fridge/freezer facilities. A fire is lit in the boma every night and you can choose to cook outside if you wish. We provide you with a map of the Reserve and you do your own game drives. You are able to book Game Drives with us at an additional charge.
Our Rate Includes:
Fully serviced camp with camp attendants
Bedding, bath towels, soap and toilet paper
Fully equipped kitchen - for the self-catering option
All meals and snacks - for the fully catered option
Game drives in 4 X 4 vehicles - for the fully catered option
Our Rate Excludes:
What To Bring With
Drinks and Ice
Hats, sunblock and insect repellant
Cameras, Binoculars and Field Guides
Torch with Extra Batteries
There is no cellular signal at the camp however we do have communication facilities at our reception should you require them.
Rates per person per night: on request
|Children: no children under 12 years old|
|Children 12 years and older||Full rate|
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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