The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is a Game Reserve spanning some 72'000 hectares of privately-owned land in the north-eastern sector of Botswana's Tuli Block. It is bordered by South Africa to the South and Zimbabwe to the East. The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is an integral part of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.
During the dry winder season, which is usually between April and October, the game-viewing is excellent and the stars at night seem that much brighter. Predator sightings are good at this time of the year thanks to the thinned out vegetation and increased concentration of game. Generally the game is more active during the day due to the cooler
temperatures. Although its chilly in the mornings, the days are clear and more than pleasant with crisp blue skies.
The rainy summer season, usually from November to March, transforms the landscape into a lush, green paradise with carpets of yellow, golden Devil Thorn flowers, long grass and plenty water in the rivers. The summer season is also the time of the year when most animals have their young, and the migrant birds return from their long journeys from all across the world. The bush is alive and an avian and insect cacophony fills the air - day and night. A true paradise indeed! Rains are a regular occurrence with spectacular thunderstorms showcasing dazzling lightening and deep rumbling thunder, often
resulting in flash floods down the seasonally dry riverbeds.
Tuli Wilderness is home to a diverse range of wildlife and the Tuli Area boats the world's largest elephant population on privately-owned land (over 1'800 elephants) - offering some incredible sightings and providing fantastic photographic opportunities. The reserve encompasses riverine thickets, mopane veld, open plains and boulder-strewn sandstone ecosystems, complete with the game one would expect. The landscapes are breath-taking!
Tuli is a spectacular rugged and wild area that has been described as Botswana's best kept secret. As this is private land and off the beaten track, you can be sure that there will be no crowds and you can revel in an authentic wilderness experience.
The Kgakala Trails Camp
Kgakala Trails Camp is a small and private rustic bush camp, comprises of dome tents, communal outdoor bathrooms and a main lapa area. The camp is situated on the banks of the Mohave River. The name Kgakala means "remote" or "isolated" in Setswana and that is exactly the feeling that one will have in this charmingly wild and rustic camp.
The unfenced Kgakala Trails Camp offers accommodation in 6 basic dome tents, each sleeping up to two persons on camp stretchers. There is no electricity so lighting is provided for by gas, paraffin and solar. Shower water is heated by a donkey boiler and the cookers and a freezer are gas operated. The ablutions are open-air and are sited within
close proximity to the tents. There is a central lapa / dining area with a fire-pit.
Game such as Elephants, Lion, Leopard, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Civet, Genet and African Wild Cat may possibly be seen in and around the camp. The Mohave River is a hotspot for game movements and the remoteness of the camp ensures that you will truly feel that you are deep in the wilderness.
The Serolo Safari Camp
Serolo Safari Camp is a small and intimate tented camp, located along the shady floodplain of the Limpopo River. It is just 600 m from the river itself, under the many massive riverine trees, including the magnificent Mashatu and tall Apple-leaf trees.
The unfenced Serolo Safari Camp offers accommodation in five fully-serviced safari-style tents with each tent sleeping two people. All of the tents have two single beds, electric lamps and electric lights. There are en-suite showers with hot water and flush toilets and all bed linen and towels are provided. There is a central lapa / dining area with a fire-pit on the main deck and a splash pool. The camp has 220V
electricity and a spotlight overlooks the waterhole. Game such as Elephants, Leopard, Hyena, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Warthog and African Wild Cat may possibly be seen drinking at the waterhole just below the camp.
The Mohave Bush Camp
Mohave Bush Camp is a small and private rustic bush camp, comprises of three rustic huts, communal outdoor bathrooms and a main lapa / kitchen area. The camp is located on the banks of the Mohave River.
The unfenced Mohave Bush Camp offers accommodation in three rustic huts, each sleeping between two and four persons in single beds. There is no electricity so lighting is provided using gas, paraffin and solar. Shower water is heated by a solar geyser and the cookers and a freezer are gas operated. The ablutions are open-air and sited within close proximity to the huts. There is a central lapa / dining area with a fire-pit. The camp has a small splash pool.
The night sounds heard at Mohave are magical and game such as Elephants, Lion, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Civet, Genet and African Wild Cat may possibly be seen in and around camp. The Mohave River is a hotspot for game movements and the remoteness of the camp ensures that you will truly feel that you are deep in the wilderness.
Why we like it
Located in a Big 5 Reserve
Unfenced camp that offers an ultimate safari experience
We love the lowveld
A basic tented camp experience is unmatched
Offering all the luxury that is needed
Photo Credit: The rights of those pictures belong to Tuli Wilderness.