Wilderness Safaris Launches New Star Bed at DumaTau
DumaTau’s stylish and elegant Star Bed offers majestic views over the Zibadianja Lagoon.
Wilderness Safaris’ new Star Bed at DumaTau Camp not only offers guests a luxurious and exciting sleep-out adventure in the heart of the Linyanti, Botswana, but also exclusive front-row seats to the spectacular Zibadianja Lagoon and the diversity of wildlife that congregates there.
Located at the confluence of the Savute Channel and the Linyanti fault line, a pristine wilderness area that teems with elephant, hippo and other wildlife, DumaTau’s Star Bed will be available for guests to enjoy during the dry season, from approximately 1st April to 30th November each year. Until the end of November 2017, guests staying at the camp for three nights or more with a private vehicle booking will be able to stay at the Star Bed at no additional cost.
“This is no ordinary hide to sleep in; it oozes luxury and tranquillity and truly embraces this exceptional wilderness area,” said Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD, Kim Nixon. “To be able to experience the Zibadianja Lagoon in such an exclusive way, with no-one else around you for miles on end and only the sounds of nature breaking the silence, is a rare and unique opportunity – one that we are sure will surpass our guests’ expectations.”
Situated about 45 minutes’ drive from the main camp, the Star Bed is perfect for a couple looking to experience a romantic night under the stars or for an intimate family of four (the minimum age limit is 13 years old). The Star Bed, under a wooden roof, is equipped with a double bed, and two single beds (for a family), all covered by mosquito nets. There is also an open-air dining area, sunken lounge and basic ablution facilities. An experienced guide will be available nearby to ensure the safety of guests at all times.
“As more and more of our guests seek new and different safari experiences that help them to not only reconnect with nature, but also with themselves and their loved ones, we are thrilled to offer this Star Bed adventure at DumaTau. It is the perfect option for those who want to experience a unique perspective of the African bush,” Nixon concluded.
Click here to view a Safari Album with an array of images of the new DumaTau Star Bed.
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About Wilderness Safaris: www.wilderness-safaris.com
- Wilderness Safaris is Africa’s leading authentic and sustainable ecotourism operator, specialising in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa. In this way it offers its guests private access to almost three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources.
- Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in some of Africa’s best wildlife and wilderness reserves across eight countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Wilderness Safaris is deeply committed to its 4Cs sustainability ethos of Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation. It firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers, adjusted horizons, hope and a realistic alternative to less sustainable development.
- Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through itsChildren in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa.
- Wilderness Safaris is part of Wilderness Holdings, a group of responsible ecotourism companies that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.
About Our Purpose: The Why of Wilderness
Why we do what we do and our 14 reasons to believe
- After nearly 35 years in business it is sometimes hard to remember why you started out and what you originally hoped to achieve. However, at Wilderness Safaris, our raison d’être is today even more firmly defined, entrenched and embraced than ever before. We know why we exist and we know what we are trying to achieve. Simply put, Wilderness Safaris is dedicated to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife by creating life-changing journeys and inspiring positive action. Our model is responsible and sustainable, change’s people’s perspectives on the planet, and inspires those exposed to it to effect positive change in their own lives and own spheres of influence.
- The following stories celebrate just 14 reasons to believe in a business model like Wilderness Safaris, and highlights some of the achievements over the last 35 years of which we are most proud:
No. 1. Environment is at the Heart – Ecotourism presence and biodiversity conservation
· We help protect more than 2.5 million hectares across 8 biomes harbouring 36 IUCN Red List species.
No. 2. Our Journeys Change Lives – “To travel is to really discover and experience…”
· We believe that our 2 500 staff and the more than 32 000 guests who travel with us each year are exposed to new ways of viewing the world and our place in it.
No. 3. A Light Camp Footprint – Pioneering environmentally-sensitive camp architecture
· As our camps are situated in pristine wilderness areas, we strive to build and manage camps in the most eco-friendly way possible, for the lowest carbon footprint possible.
No. 4. Pioneering Community Partnerships – The story of the Torra Conservancy, Namibia
· We were the first safari operator to create an equity joint venture with a rural Namibian community. The result: increased employment, and increased wildlife.
No. 5. The Noah’s Ark Project – Rehabilitation and restoration of North Island, Seychelles
· We took an ecologically-bankrupt tropical island and transformed it into a haven for endemic species, helping save an endangered bird and reptile at the same time.
No. 6. Mega-Moves of Mega-Fauna – The Botswana Rhino Conservation Project
· We helped restore locally-extinct black and white rhino to the wild in Botswana in the largest cross-border translocation ever completed.
No. 7. Hwange Against All Odds – Ecotourism as a social stabiliser and biodiversity conserver
· Despite all challenges, we have never compromised on our commitment to our conservation operations in Hwange, Zimbabwe, and employ more than 100 local community members in our camps who, in turn, support another 700 dependents.
No. 8. Children in the Wilderness – Sustainable conservation through leadership development
· We’ve impacted the lives of more than 10 000 children in seven African countries.
No. 9. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust – Making a difference to Africa, its wildlife and its people
· Over the last 10 years the Trust has funded more than 100 different projects in eight African countries.
No. 10. Conservation Coalitions – Private sector, NGO and community united for black rhino
· This coalition between Desert Rhino Camp, Save the Rhino Trust Namibia and local community partners has enabled the growth of north-west Namibia’s black rhino population and range across a swathe of community conservancies.
No. 11. Frontier Ecotourism Presence – If poaching occurs in a forest and no-one sees it, does it happen?
· We took a leap of faith into remote Zambia, far off the beaten track for most travellers and with a shortened tourism season. We did it in order to help expand ecotourism presence across Africa.
No. 12. Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict – Proactive conflict prevention and desert lion conservation
· All causes need champions, and all champions need support. One man, provided he has sustained backing, can make a huge difference. Wilderness Safaris continues to support Dr Flip Stander and the Desert Lion Conservation Project.
No. 13. Seeing the (Sun) Light – Solar power and carbon emission reductions
· We invest in new technologies to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and to eventually achieve carbon neutrality of our operational business, and 13 of our camps are now 100% solar powered.
No. 14. Great Apes and Rainforests – Reforesting Rwanda’s endemic-rich Albertine Rift
· We believe our brand of responsible ecotourism will make a difference to both rural Rwandan people and endangered species. Our new Bisate Lodge is due to open in Rwanda on 1 June 2017.