Guests per Safari Vehicle
Explorers searching for an iconic Okavango Delta experience should look no further than Tuludi. This sophisticated and intimate tented camp is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, over 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, and the landscape is fit for a fairytale: floodplains stretch as far as the eye can see and the glistening waterways and emerald forests attract all the stars of the safari show.
The focus at Tuludi is 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 of exploring the extraordinary ecosystem.
The accommodation offering at Tuludi reflects 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. There is also a private plunge pool on the outside veranda (a further 44 square 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.
If you are looking for a truly unique way to spend time in the best then the Skybeds located deep within the Khwai Private Reserve is perfect for you. Each Skybed offers a 3-story structure that overlooks the wildlife-spotted plains of Khwai. Inside you will find a bathroom with a flushing loo, a dressing area, and an enormous double bed draped in white linen and soft duvets. From here you can enjoy the African sky and nature combined in one thrilling experience.
With such spectacular skies overhead, you could be forgiven for forgetting about what’s happening down below. But keep one eye on the ground, for the Skybeds overlook a busy waterhole. Guests have witnessed wild dogs, lions, elephants and hyenas all in one night.
The Skybeds experience is a one-night sleepout and is only bookable from 01 April to 31 October. This can be added to your booking and involves a helicopter transfer to Hyena Pan followed by a road transfer via the underground hide en-route to Skybeds.
Khwai Private Reserve is a 200 000 hectare private reserve positioned between the Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve. The reserve thus benefits from the through-flow of magnificent wildlife from those important and productive areas. The Khwai Private Reserve is one of the most beautifully iconic landscapes in Botswana. Mopane clusters jostle for space within riverine forest, pretty waterholes dot the floodplains, and waterways wind their way across the landscape from the mighty Khwai River. Bursting with all signature wildlife, Khwai Private Reserve has an excellent reputation for hiding the rarer species of the animal kingdom, including wild dog, serval cats, honey badgers and the elusive pangolin.
3-hours drive from Maun Airport (4x4 required)
25-minute light aircraft flight from Maun to Khwai Private Reserve Airstrip
Followed by a 45-minute drive to the Camp
Skybeds: Transfer from Khwai Private Airstrip to the Skybeds is approximately a 1-hour & 30 minute drive
Tuludi Camp, Botswana