Tuskers Bush Camp

Overview

Tuskers is nestled in the vast Kwatale Conservancy. And shares a prime location in a 365 000 hectare private concession on the eastern edge of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. A tented camp located secretively between the plentiful trees, offering pure safari bliss. There are no fences in this wild area. Allowing animals of all sorts to wander as they please. The pan in front of Tuskers Bush Camp is frequented by plains game and the Big 5. All of which can be seen from the main area of the camp.

Tuskers Bush Camp takes its guests to a bygone era of adventure in the African wild. Where old-world canvas Meru safari tents add comfort and style to this traditional 'under-canvas' experience.

The Bush Camp

The main dining tent, boma, and bar overlook a waterhole. The free-flow of animals around the unfenced camp creates a wild and untamed ambience throughout. Tuskers is a true canvas bush camp with added luxuries and an emphasis on its sublime location. The tall mopane trees that surround the camp provide the much needed shade for the Botswana sun.

6 Meru-style safari tents are individually positioned between the evergreen mopane trees. Looking out into the veld with tranquil views of the wilderness and the wildlife. As well as offering guests seclusion and privacy during their stay. Each tent sleeps two people and has an en suite bathroom with a bucket shower, eco-toilet, and simple bathroom vanity. A drop-down canvas flap can be closed between the bathroom and bedroom to offer more privacy. While the windows and front entrance of the tent are shielded with bug-proof mesh screens and canvas flaps. Each tent has a canvas overhang in front to create a shaded verandah.

The animals:

Moremi is renowned for its abundance of predators, and, sharing unfenced borders with the Moremi, the Tuskers concession is home to resident lions, leopards, cheetah and wild dogs, among others. Hyenas are often discovered lurking around carcasses, while the great Nile crocodile lies low in the deeper waters. Elephants populate this area of Botswana in such great numbers and can be seen ambling contently through the lodge grounds, at the pan in front of the lodge, or bulldozing through the mopane woodlands. The varying habitats is a birder’s delights, from water bird species, which are abundant around the pans and lagoons, to grassland birds, raptors, and ground fowls that send a shrieking chorus into the first morning light.

Please note: Tuskers is only accessible in a 4x4 vehicle. Botswana's park roads can be challenging with varying amounts of thick sand, as well as deep pools of water during the rainy season.

Tuskers Bush Camp on the map

Rooms

Meru-style Safari Tents

6 Meru-style safari tents are individually positioned between the trees, offering privacy and tranquil views of the wilderness to a maximum of 8 guests. Tall mopane trees provide shade throughout the camp, while each tent has a canvas overhang in front to create a shaded verandah.

Each tent sleeps two people and has an en suite bathroom with a bucket shower, eco-toilet, and simple bathroom vanity complete with complimentary soap, shampoo and lotion for added comforts.

A drop-down canvas flap can be closed between the bathroom and bedroom to offer privacy, while the windows and front entrance of the tent are shielded with bug-proof mesh screens and canvas flaps.

 

Tuskers Bush Camp Review

Tuskers Bush Camp is very neat, tidy, but rustic as well. I like how it is situated and how well the tents are spaced out. Lots of privacy and shade from the Mopane trees. They have 6 tents all en-suite with bucket showers and flush toilets. The water is very salty, so it is not drinkable. But drinking water is provided in a flask and in water bottles on request. The Bucket Shower is definitely not one of my favorites as the water is salty and it ran out within 2 minutes of turning on the shower. So you need to be ready to jump in and wash quickly!  The tents were fairly small (as this is a moderately priced camp), but have got shaded verandas. The tents are all solar powered so WiFi is available only in the lounge/dining area.

The staff are exceptional, very accommodating and always assisting. They always made me feel at home. They also escorted us at night and in the morning when it’s dark to and from our tents as the camp is not fenced and any animal can roam freely through the camp.

The food was delicious. It was well prepared and well-presented.

It wasn't prime game viewing season but we saw lots of elephants and giraffes. A few hippos here and lots of beautiful birds. If you're looking for that rustic feel and real outdoor experience, this would be the perfect camp for you!

Cedarberg : Gloria Darvall

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