A unique tapestry of encounters, experiences and emotions.
Based in the Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, we offer three exclusive destinations: Koro River and Koro Island Camp in Botswana, and Machungulo Beach Villa in Mozambique. Our other services include safari packages for ease and convenience of travel, and our privately guided safaris led by Alan McSmith.
We strive to be different and each wilderness or wildlife encounter is personally crafted. Tuli is a rugged wild land and the game viewing and landscape is exceptional. The reserve produces some of the best elephant viewing in Africa and is not referred to as “Land of the giants” for nothing! We focus away from conventional commercial game viewing with a vision of a complete African safari, an immersive experience, be it bush or beach.
We have established an accredited PhD level field study, focussing on the ecology of leopard and hyena of the Tuli. The study, fronted by Sander Vissia, focusses on the inter-relationships between these large predators, especially the iconic endangered brown hyena. Guests are encouraged to participate in research excursions to monitor camera-traps, den sites or animal identification. The thread of our research continues with a monitoring project of the leatherback turtles at Machangulo, here guests can also participate in this sensitive and unique project.
- Communal Dining
- Eco Friendly
- Private Vehicle Available
- History & Culture
- Indigenous Culture / Art
- Star Gazing
Four en-suite Meru tents are dotted around the tiny island, each one with private views of the Limpopo. Furnished with comfortable beds, tables and clothes hangers, the tents are spacious and inviting. Each unit consists of a traditional open air bathroom out back, complete with bathtubs … simple elegance!
Number of Rooms:
- Balcony / Deck
- Detached Private Bathroom
- Outside Shower
The beautiful rugged remoteness and wild bushland of the Tuli, totally different to northern Botswana, is a big game area. Game drives (as well as night drives) are conducted in specially modified Toyota Landcruisers. Walks and big game tracking on foot are an essential part of our safari fare. Remote springs away from the river…
StarBeds is our elevated game viewing platform overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tuli horizons and approaching sunrise beyond. A night sleeping-out here offers an exclusive peek into the secretive nocturnal habits of elephant, hyena, civet, leopard and antelope as they soak their thirsts below. Accommodating 4 people, the StarBeds experience consists of an open…
A PhD level field study, focussing on the ecology of leopards and hyenas of the Tuli is underway. This includes the highly endangered Kalahari icon, the brown hyena. We invite our guests to participate in monitoring activities and field observations with our head of research in Tuli, Sander Vissia who is completing a PhD at…
Go back in time over 500 years with a half-day excursion to a recently discovered old Bushman settlement with paintings and sacred sites. An extended game drive through the Tuli takes us to the small village of Mothlhabaneng, and a stunning sandstone amphitheatre on the Moutlotse River with numerous beautiful galleries of elephant, giraffe, sable,…