Tuli Safari Lodge and Nokolodi Training Camps
The Tuli Safari Lodge and Nokolodi Training Camps are situated in southern Botswana in the renowned Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The Tuli is included in the Shashe /Limpopo Conservation area part of the Transfrontier International Reserve. Only the third of its kind, the reserve is made up of three protected areas adjoining each other across the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The Tuli boasts not only a wide species diversity including most of the large mammals, but is also home to an array of geological formations with some of oldest rocks dated worldwide. Its archaeological history includes Bushmen paintings, and many sites and artifacts of ancient African kingdoms and villages. The terrain and habitat is very similar to the areas within the Limpopo Province and the Mapungubwe National Park, a Cultural Heritage site of South Africa.
We run a few set courses each year at the Tuli Safari Lodge and Nokolodi Training Camps. If you are seeking knowledge and experience in this specific type of habitat and terrain, these are perfect for you.
Tuli’s diverse wildlife includes 3 of the big five - elephant, lion and leopard. You can also spot cheetah, wild dogs, spotted and brown hyena and many other smaller predators. Rhino will be re-introduced into the area in the near future. Other large mammals include giraffe, large herds of eland, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbok, warthog, bushpig , rock hyrax, porcupine.
The wide variety of smaller mammals includes rare species such as the Jamesons rock rabbit. The area has the highest species count of reptiles, from crocodiles, to various lizard, gecko and snakes.
The bird life is equally as impressive with large raptors such as black and Martials eagles to the many water birds of the Limpopo and varied dry, rocky habitat species. The plant life is no exception and the area lists many species that do not occur in other areas of Botswana.
Set on the flood banks of the Limpopo River and surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs, you will find your two bed, walk-in meru tent and an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilets and hot showers. Paraffin lighting with cast a glow from your open veranda over the fever tree floodplains where you can relax and enjoy excellent game and bird viewing. Our open air dining area is under a 500-year-old Mashatu tree overlooking the Limpopo River under which you will gather for lectures or in the mess tent area.
You will enjoy three wholesome and healthy meals a day with high tea and snacks where necessary. Early morning starts are complimented with a continental breakfast around the fire. Brunch time consists of a mixture between a hot breakfast and lunch, followed by high tea in the mid afternoon. Your dinner will be served around the fire providing home-style cooking to end each busy day. We cater for most dietary requirements, and soft drinks and alcohol are available at our cash bar.