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Tuludi

LOCATION:

Khwai Private Reserve

NUMBER OF ROOMS:

7 + Sky Suite

PRICE RANGE:

$915 — $1,925

DATES OPEN:

Year Round

LOCATION:

Khwai Private Reserve

NUMBER OF ROOMS:

7 + Sky Suite

PRICE RANGE:

$915 — $1,925

DATES OPEN:

Year Round

The luxury of space

If you’ve been forever dreaming of an iconic Okavango Delta experience, then end your search with Tuludi. The camp is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, over 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, and the landscape is fit for a fairy tale: floodplains stretch as far as the eye can see and the glistening waterways and emerald forests attract all the stars of the safari show.

At Tuludi itself, we wanted to capture the magic of being enfolded in nature and the serenity and space that comes with it. Picture seven, tree-house style rooms, shaded by the boughs of cool leadwood trees, sophisticated interiors that mix the contemporary with the traditional, and airy spaces, dotted with intriguing maps, botanicals and treasures from around the area. The result? An exclusive oasis that you’ll be delighted to return to after a day exploring the extraordinary ecosystem.

Why You’ll Love Tuludi:

  • Sophisticated, intimate and with every detail attended to, Tuludi offers an iconic Delta experience in the most refined of surroundings.
  • Enjoy the space and serenity of an exclusive private reserve on the fringes of the Okavango Delta with only a handful of camps in over 200,000 hectares.
  • No day will be the same at Tuludi, and with game drives, walking safaris and fantastic water-based game viewing on offer, you’ll discover the best of the Delta.
  • Turn your safari into a real holiday and spend some time relaxing in camp. With a large swimming pool at the main area, a plunge pool at your room and a treehouse library, there are plenty of places for a spot of chill out time.
  • Be part of conservation in action: the Khwai Private Reserve is a private concession from which proceeds go straight back into the eco-tourism initiatives of the area and to the surrounding communities.

We recommend booking Tuludi as part of a complete Natural Selection safari, but if you want to book it separately or just check availability, click here to select dates and book.

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Tuludi Accommodations

We wanted Tuludi to reflect the space and freedom of the surroundings and the high, pitched canvas roofs of the bedrooms create light and airy spaces to retreat to at the end of a busy day in Khwai. The fact that each tented room is a wonderful 60 square metres in size also helps! Wooden boardwalks wind through the leadwood trees to connect the seven ‘treehouse-style’ tents and each is kept cool by the shady boughs. Inside, the earthy palette is sophisticated and warm and you’ll find separate dressing and sleeping areas, an ensuite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, and splashy bathtubs. If that wasn’t enough space to relax, there’s also a sunken seating area and a private plunge pool on the outside veranda (a further 44 sq metres of space), both overlooking those enormous floodplains.

Back at the main area, the lofty space is raised on decks and strewn with cushions, sofas and armchairs to flop into for an afternoon of view-gazing and wildlife-watching. Handily, it’s positioned in the perfect spot to watch the sunset so if you choose to stay in camp for an evening, you won’t be disappointed. Next door is the dining area and just in front is a firepit, meaning you won’t have far to wander for a post-dinner drink and campfire chatter. There’s also a large swimming pool to cool off in the heat of the day, a treehouse library, elevated four metres in the boughs of the trees, and plenty of trinkets and treasures that tell the story of both the camp and the extraordinary ecosystem.

Accommodation & Amenities

  • 7 tented rooms: 6 twins/doubles and 1 family tent (King size bed and 2 x additional singles).
  • Interior floor space is a whopping 62.5 square metres (and outside is a further 44!).
  • Ensuite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and bathtubs.
  • Plunge pool at each room.
  • Swimming pool (at the main area).
  • Treehouse library, elevated 4 metres in the boughs of the trees.
  • Wifi available: Yes.
  • Hairdryers: Yes.
  • Battery charging facilities: In the mess tent & in room.
  • Complimentary laundry service.
  • Child policy: we welcome children aged 6 years and older.
  • Disabled access: please enquire with reservations.

Tuludi Sky Suite

A Night Under the Stars…

This is for the thrill seekers and the star gazers, the adventurers and the romantics. Spend a night out under a canopy of a billion stars, surrounded by the night noises of the Okavango Delta.

The Tuludi Sky Suite Experience

The adventure begins the minute you are whisked away early afternoon, from Tuludi in your private game viewing vehicle. This takes you on a game drive in search of the rare species of the animal kingdom, before meandering your way to your Sky Suite. As the sun starts to set, you will arrive in this private wilderness in total euphoria. It’s here in the evening twilight, as you are welcomed, that the reality of what lies ahead will set in. The combination of adventure and romance is irresistible.

Get comfy on the sky deck, sipping a sundowner while the mesmeric sounds and smells of the African bush surround you. There’s no elixir on this blessed earth quite like it. When the moment grabs you, scooch up in front of the cracking firepit, unwrapping the delights found in your dinner basket – just the two of you. As you stare out into the vast wilderness a galaxy of stars will soon light up the night sky waking all nocturnal creatures from slumber. The sound track to the Okavango delta will ring through your soul and if you’re lucky hippo, hyena, even elephant trumpets will awaken your senses. This is luxury and romance, privacy and adventure all under one star filled sky.

After all this excitement, fall into the comfort of our fresh crisp duvet cover, taut sheets and plumped pillows on your king-size bed, mosquito net flowing around you. The rest of the evening can be spent stargazing, while taking in the night delights surrounding you.

Awaken to the stillness of the bush and the sounds and smells of a new day. We’ll greet you with coffee and a light breakfast, before pulling you away from your hideout to enjoy a morning game drive back to camp. A night at Tuludi Sky Suite will forever be etched on the hearts of all who are lucky enough to experience it.

Sky Suite Accommodation

At Tuludi Sky Suite nature is our ultimate design – the exterior is your interior. Here we made sure that everything was shaped around the environment, comfort, simplicity and the experience. With limited electricity and no charging points, this is where we allow you to totally switch-off and tune into nature.

We’ve created a simple wooden platform that weaves its way from the sky deck, to the bedroom and on to the bathroom. Easy to navigate, and lit with hurricane lamps you’ll feel content and safe throughout the night. The king-sized bed, which oozes comfort and luxury has been designed around the ultimate stargazing experience.

Our simple ensuite bathroom, embodies outdoor freedom and rustic luxury. Enjoy a piping hot shower under the branches of a tree. On our sky deck you’ll find stillness and comfort. Sit closely around the warmth of the firepit, it simply doesn’t get more idyllic then this. Sky Suite certainly is the perfect romantic hideaway for couples seeking solitude along with pure adventure.

Accommodation & Amenities

  • 1 raised platform: includes 1 King size bed, with mosquito net.
  • Sleeps 2 guests per night.
  • Outdoor ensuite bathroom with hot shower, flushing toilet and basin.
  • All amenities provided.
  • Limited lighting – mainly hurricane lamps and no charging facilities.
  • Sky deck has a firepit, sofa and awesome viewing area.
  • Hot water bottles; extra blankets; gowns & slippers; at your disposal.
  • Seasonality: open 01 March – 30 November.
  • Disabled access: please enquire with reservations.

Why You’ll Love Tuludi Sky Suite

  • Exciting, intimate and comfortable. Tuludi Sky Suite is the ultimate romantic hideaway.
  • It’s a stargazer’s dream come true, and a wild and adventurous experience.
  • You’ll get to sleep out in the bush, with the creatures of the wild and not another soul in sight.
  • Your raised platform is nestled 100 metres away from a viewing hide overlooking a hippo pool.
  • You get a privately guided vehicle for the duration of your stay, inclusive of 2 game drives.
  • Should you need to get back to Tuludi Camp, for any reason, there will be accommodation available to you.

Sky Suite Gallery

Tuludi When to visit

We wouldn’t be lying if we told you that Khwai was one of the most consistent areas in the Okavango Delta region for year-round fabulous wildlife encounters. As a result, Tuludi is open all year and along with excellent game viewing, each season brings its own quirks and charms.

In the winter dry season from June to October, the Okavango Delta is in flood. The rivers and waterways are full and flowing making this the best time of year for water-based game viewing from traditional mokoros and boats.

The summer season brings the much-longed-for rains and alongside mind-bogglingly beautiful sunsets and thunderstorms, you’ll notice plenty of newborns springing around the plains. Birding at this time of year is also excellent as the migrants return from their various corners of the globe.

Seasonality

  • Green season: 10 January – 31 March
  • Shoulder season: 01 April – 31 May | 01 November – 19 December
  • High season: 01 June – 30 June | 01 September – 31 October | 20 December – 09 January 2022
  • Peak season: 01 July – 31 August

Tuludi Activities

  • Game drive through the concession for close-up encounters with a range of animals that are as diverse as the landscapes whizzing past.
  • Enjoy a slower pace of life on a walking safari with one of the experienced guides.
  • Drift through the lily pads on a mokoro safari and reach all the corners of the Delta that a vehicle simply can’t reach.
  • Float along the waterways and rivers on a boat safari, keeping an eye out for the wildlife wandering beside you.
  • Relax by the swimming pool and wildlife watch from the comfort of your sun lounger.

Tuludi Landscape & Wildlife

Landscape

The Okavango Delta may be known for its wildlife, but sometimes, it’s the landscapes that really steal the show. In the Khwai Private Reserve, in the secluded, northern reaches of the Delta, this couldn’t be truer and the real magic of the 200,000-hectare reserve is its astonishing diversity. Think vast, flowing floodplains that stretch out like the prettiest of emerald-green carpets; pockets of verdant forests and battalions of enormous Leadwood trees; pockets of lily-covered lagoons and meandering waterways. And in the middle of it all is the fast-flowing Khwai River, the lifeline of the reserve and one that attracts herds of wildlife in their droves.

As for location, the reserve is bordered by the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve to the south, and the vast Chobe National Park to the east. Together the three reserves are part of the greater Okavango Delta World Heritage Site. We are particularly lucky in Khwai however, as visitor access is somewhat limited and you’ll only ever bump into a handful of guests (if that) – and all from Natural Selection camps! Tuludi itself is located in the southern reaches of the reserve, far from the public areas.

Wildlife

The floodplains around Tuludi aren’t simply beautiful, they’re also the perfect location for enormous herds of elephant and buffalo who wander amongst the grass undisturbed. Whilst the Khwai River is the main water source in the area, the waterways that spindle out through the grasslands attract game from far and wide, and there’s no shortage of zebra, giraffe, antelope and other plains game.

But really, it’s the predators that steal the show here and the concentrations are superior to most in the area. Expect prides of lion on the hunt as dusk falls, leopard lazing in the forest and cheetah stalking their territories – and have your cameras at the ready at all times! The area is also home to a good number of endangered wild dog and if you’re lucky enough to spot them in the wild, you’ll never want to leave.

Tuludi Story

The name ‘Tuludi’ is a Tswana word that describes the colours or markings of the leopard, and is also sometimes also used to describe cattle with spotty or flecked skin. It is in fact a ‘royal’ colour or marking that is held in very high regard in Botswana. So, what’s that got to do with our camp? we hear you cry. Well, the day that our partners in Khwai, Kevin and Shannon Lang, set out to find a spot to build Tuludi, they found themselves camping in a grove of enormous leadwood trees. With their low-hanging boughs and shady leaves the trees are first choice for leopards and lo and behold, a beautiful female walked straight past the team after only a few minutes. Later, as the sun began to drop, the rays created a stunning, dappled ‘tuludi’ pattern on the ground all around them – and it was at that moment that they knew this was the spot for Tuludi

Khwai Private Reserve is a great conservation triumph and we are extremely proud of what we have achieved in the region, and helping us make the area such a success are our outstanding partners: the Khwai Development Trust, the communities surrounding Khwai itself, and Kevin and Shannon Lang.