Luxury Frontiers, the San Francisco/Johannesburg-based international design firm, collectively with Wilderness Safaris, conceived a revitalized DumaTau, a well-known luxury tented safari camp on the Osprey Lagoon in northern Botswana’s Linyanti region. DumaTau reopens this month along with the debut of Little DumaTau, an intimate addition to the safari company’s repertoire, sporting four tented guest suites.
The private lagoon and the abundant wildlife it attracts served as inspiration for the revived DumaTau. In conjunction with Wilderness Safaris’ in-house design and development team, Luxury Frontiers set out to reimagine the architecture, while Câline Williams-Wynn, lead interior designer for Artichoke of Cape Town and Johannesburg-based artist, Gina Waldman, reconceived the camp’s interior design and bespoke art.
Luxury Frontiers was challenged to maintain the soul and innate beauty of the camp while expanding, upgrading, and revitalizing its public areas and accommodation units – seven single and one family suites. An entrance hallway links the new intimate lounges to the existing bedrooms. This connection gives the layout flexibility and expands interior space while optimizing views and limit the need for tree removal.
Photo: Courtesy of Luxury Frontiers