Tuli Wilderness

About Tuli Wilderness

Tuli Wilderness offers a wonderful natural location to awaken the explorer in you and to enjoy an authentic wilderness experience reminiscent of Africa a century ago.

Situated on an exclusive concession in the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve in eastern Botswana, Tuli Wilderness is owner-managed by Stuart Quinn who has a wealth of experience in the southern African wildlife tourism, hospitality and training industry.

One has a wide variety of choices in the activities and accommodation that we offer, from professionally-guided game drives and walks in our tented safari camp to tough wilderness experiences sleeping on the ground amongst the elements to self-catering camping to luxurious walking experiences.  Regardless as to what one is looking for, a memorable and exceptional personal experience will be found at Tuli Wilderness.

The Northern Tuli Game Reserve boasts the world’s largest elephant population on privately owned land and elephant viewing is fabulous. Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, spotted and brown hyaena are amongst the many carnivore species that occur on the reserve.  Night drives provide sightings of the more elusive nocturnal creatures.  Large herds of free-roaming eland, zebra and wildebeest are seen regularly and many other plains game are also found in the area.

Birding at Tuli Wilderness is excellent with over 370 species identified in the area. Species range from Pel’s Fishing Owl, Secretarybird, African Hawk Eagle and Southern Ground-Hornbill to Three-banded Courser and Dusky Lark. We have a resident pair of breeding Verreaux’s (Black) Eagles at Eagle Rock.

Tuli Wilderness borders on the Limpopo River in the south and on the Motloutse River in the east and many small tributaries of these rivers criss-cross the land in between. The landscapes are diverse ranging from riverine forests through alluvial floodplains to Mopane veld and interesting sandstone ridges.

The Tuli area is rich in archaeological heritage and beautiful San rock art sites have been discovered alongside numerous archaeological sites dating back from the Stone Age. Scattered artefacts are still being discovered over the concession.

Tuli Wilderness, a well-known and respected tourism adventure company, leases an exclusive and private unfenced concession of 24 000 acres within the Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana – home to the largest population of elephant on privately-owned land in the world (more than 1800 elephants) and a mere 6-hour drive (550 km) from Johannesburg. Our staff complement boasts some of the most highly-skilled guides to be found in Southern Africa. Road transfers can be arranged between Johannesburg/Pretoria and Tuli Wilderness, with Johannesburg being just a short flight from most other regions within South Africa.

Tuli Wilderness is situated in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, a huge unfenced 70 000 ha group of privately-owned properties in the Tuli Block of South Eastern Botswana – in an area soon to be incorporated into the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), and which is very easily accessible from South Africa. Our property borders the great Limpopo River at its Southern end and the Motloutse River to the East and encompasses riverine thickets, mopane veld, open plains and boulder-strewn sandstone ecosystems, complete with the game one would expect. Large herds of free-roaming eland, zebra and wildebeest are seen regularly and many other plains game are also found in the area. In amongst these general game species lurk the predator population of Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and both Spotted and Brown Hyaena.

Tuli Wilderness specialises in conservation educational experiences and walking trails, also offering accommodation and activities to the discerning traveller and catering for a wide variety of budgets – from camping and self-catering chalets at Molema Bush Camp to fully- catered en-suite safari tents at Serolo Safari Camp to very exclusive walking trails through our Mashatu Walking Safaris operation.

The Tuli area is rich in archaeological heritage and beautiful San rock art sites have been discovered alongside numerous archaeological sites dating back from the Stone Age. Scattered artefacts are still being discovered over the concession.

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