DUMATAU CAMP, LINYANTI, BOTSWANA
The iconic camp of Duma Tau, situated on the banks of the Linyanti River in Northern Botswana is all about incredible architecture and sublime interiors. Located between two elephant corridors, your ultimate safari experience along the river and in the bush starts right here.
When LIFE Interiors+ Architecture+ Creative Direction were briefed to build a 10-unit Luxury Camp, comprising of eight twins and two family units, they found the most exquisite site on the Linyanti River. It has direct access to the abundant elephant, hippo and other wildlife populating this pristine area, offering a very exclusive river and land experience in a sustainable manner.
Even though ‘Duma Tau’ means ‘roar of the lion’, elephant is king in this watery wonderland. The tranquil setting on the Linyanti River lends itself to incomparable interaction with both elephant and hippo in their natural riverine habitat.
The focus of the architecture is on a dramatic sense of space, fused with human scale in tents manufactured of tensile fabrics with gum pole uprights, angled out-rigger arms encasing sheer, greige (not dyed or bleached) mesh walls and rope and leather detailing, allowing a transparency that blurs the exterior landscape and the interior volumes.