Tuli Wilderness

Frequently Asked Questions

Check-in Time

  • Molema Bush Camp: 13:00
  • Serolo Safari Camp: 14:00

Check-out Time

  • Molema Bush Camp: 10:00
  • Serolo Safari Camp: 11:00

Weather

Tuli Wilderness is a good destination year-round. Generally hot (daytime min 15°C max 40°C) from October to March, and cooler from April to September (daytime min 10°C max 30°C). Birding is particularly good between October and March, depending on when the rains arrive. At this time the bush is also particularly lush with wildflowers blooming. The bush thins out from March onwards and is at its driest from July to October.

What to Bring

All food and drink unless the full-board option has been reserved. Essential items: comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, warm jacket (for open vehicle game-drives), insect repellent, good torch, camera, binoculars and spare batteries. An extra cool box with ice in summer is a great idea.

Game Viewing

The following game and more occur here: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Spotted Hyaena, Brown Hyaena, Eland, Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Impala, Klipspringer, Bushbuck, Common Duiker, Steenbok, Black-Backed Jackal, Bat- eared Fox, Warthog, Bushpig, Small-Spotted and Large-Spotted Genet, Civet, Caracal, Porcupine, African Wildcat, Banded and Slender and Selous’ Mongoose, Rock and Yellow-Spotted Dassie, Hippo, Crocodile, Aardwolf, Aardvark, Honey Badger, Vervet Monkey, Chacma Baboon, Springhare, Scrub Hare, Lesser Bushbaby.

Credit Card Facilities

Tuli Wilderness has online credit card payment facilities.

Water

Tap water at Molema Bush Camp and Serolo Safari Camp is safe to drink and is regularly tested.

Birding

Birders will be pleasantly rewarded with sightings of many of the more than 350 species occurring in Tuli Wilderness’ habitat: Meyer’s Parrot, Meve’s Starlings, Southern Black Tit, African Mourning Dove, African Scops-Owl visit are resident all year round and summer brings visitors like Broadbilled Roller, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Woodland Kingfisher and Levalliant’s Cuckoo. Raptors include Little Sparrowhawk and Gabar Goshawk. Be sure to look out for the resident breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles at Eagle Rock.

Birding is particularly good between October and March, depending on when the rains arrive. At this time the bush is also particularly lush with wildflowers blooming. The bush thins out from March onwards and is at its driest from July to October.

Telephone Signal

MTN (SA) reception is to be found over most of the reserve. Mascom and Orange (Botswana) signal is to be found in scattered pockets around the reserve. MTN offers 3G for data connections on smart phones.

Border Entry

A valid passport is required for entry into Botswana (ensure that it is still valid for at least 6 months after date of entry and there are two blank pages in it). Please ensure that you have your vehicle papers or police clearance papers and let us know if you require any further information regarding customs and excise allowances. Vehicle entry into Botswana costs around P130.00 (payment also accepted in SA Rands). Please confirm with us just before your visit which border crossing you should use (some may close due to the Limpopo river flooding in the wet season). Please contact us for further information on customs allowances and a list of countries whose nationals require visas.  Border hours for Platjan are 06h00 - 18h00.  Border hours for Pont Drift are 08h00 - 16h00.

Insurance

Guests should have their own travel insurance in place.

Malaria

Tuli Wilderness is officially in a low risk malaria area although cases are rare. Guests should consult their doctor for any advice and about appropriate malaria prophylaxes.

Laundry

Laundry can be arranged at our camps for an additional charge.

Children

All children are welcome at our camps under strict adult supervision. Children under the age of 2 years old will be at no charge when sharing with two adults; rates for children aged 2-12 years of age applicable as per rate sheets. If separate accommodation is required of a child, full adult rates will apply. Note that children under 12 may not participate in bush walks and children under 16 may not partake in our walking trails. If parents wish children under the age of 6 to participate in game drives, please advise us in advance as it may be necessary to arrange a vehicle for the exclusive use of the family (for which there may be an additional charge).

Special Dietary Requirements

We can cater for special dietary requirements for full-board options when given advance notice. Please contact us to discuss this.

Weather

Average annual rainfall for this area is 350 mm per annum, with the main rains occurring between December and February. It is generally hot (daytime min 15°C max 40°C) from October to March, and cooler from April to September (daytime min 10°C max 30°C).

Drinks

Drinks are available for purchase from Tuli Wilderness, with the exception of Molema Bush Camp. An assortment of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks are usually available.  Should you have specific preferences, please notify us in advance so we can ensure stocks are available.

Special Occasions

Should you wish to book a function or special occasion, kindly contact us for a quotation tailored to suit your requirements.

Indemnity

Tuli Wilderness, Molema Bush Camp, Redshield Estates, the Molema Communty Trust, their holding companies or any other associated company, person(s) or trust, shall not be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage to, any guest(s), or their property, caused through whatever nature, or by any acts, or any person(s). The person signing the guest registration form will be held liable for payment of all outstanding invoices should any problem with payment occur. Please note that all guests are required to complete & sign our indemnity form, prior to or on arrival at Tuli Wildernesss. None of the camps are fenced and therefore is not uncommon to find any species of animals in and about the camps. We do not permit any unaccompanied walking or driving around the reserve.

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