Okavango Delta, Botswana


Insider’s Review of Tuludi

One long, luscious look through the low-hanging boughs and shady leaves proves Tuludi is a favourite hangout for local leopards. It’s an iconic Okavango Delta experience, and one for which this camp—deep in the animal-rich Khwai Private Reserve—is well known. Over 200,000 hectares of yawning floodplains, glistening waterways and emerald forests attract repeat performances from the stars of the safari show. From enormous herds of loping elephant and super-beastly buffalo to prides of predators on the hunt, we love the thoughtful luxury and carefree atmosphere of this true delta dazzler.

Accommodations at Tuludi

Shaded by arcing boughs of leadwood trees, seven tree-house style rooms reflect Tuludi’s tradition of understated, warmly comfortable luxury. Sophisticated interiors mix the contemporary with the traditional, and the airy spaces are dotted with intrigue and interest in the form of maps, botanicals and treasures from the Okavango area. Connected by wooden boardwalks winding amongst the foliage, the tents are cossetting retreats: separate dressing and sleeping areas, spacious en-suite bathroom, indoor and liberatingly-breezy outdoor showers, plus some of the splashiest, most relax-y bathtubs anywhere. (in case that’s not enough your own plunge pool awaits on a private veranda with a view, too.) Back at the dining tent, we gather on lofty elevated deck space strewn with cushions, sofas and armchairs for rewarding hours of view-gazing, cloud cultivating, and wild-life witnessing. A large swimming pool cools all comers in the heat of the African day, and the treehouse library perched high in the boughs seals that finally-unforgettable-once-upon-a-time feeling.


Activities at Tuludi

Activities at Tuludi aren’t limited to classic game drives, of course. A well-guided walking safari is a lovely way to appreciate Okavango landscapes and animals, as are boat outings in traditional mokoro, custom carved for drifting through poetic lily pads and reaching all corners of the Delta that four wheels can’t. Any, and all, these pursuits are well capped by a grandly arranged picnic for an eye-level view of a very African waterscape, with dozens of bird species untroubled by our presence. Relax by the swimming pool or wildlife-watch across flowing floodplains from a comfortable day bed with an icy drink in hand.


Note for families & children

Tuludi welcomes children aged six years and older in the specially configured family tent, where a king size bed and two singles make a cozy outpost indeed.

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