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Tuli Wilderness 2021

2 to 5 August 2021


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).

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.

Birding is excellent with over 370 species identified in the area. Possibilities include Pel’s Fishing Owl (if we are very lucky), Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle, African Hawk Eagle, Lanner Falcon, Little Sparrowhawk, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Freckled Nightjar, Three-banded Courser, Temminck’s Courser, African Scops Owl, Meyer’s Parrot, Tropical Boubou, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Great Sparrow and Cut-throat Finch. 

The Northern Tuli Game Reserve boasts the world’s largest elephant population on privately owned land. 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.


Game viewing is excellent during the drier months of April to October and the southern night skies appear to be studded with more stars than usual. The stark beauty of the landscape towards the end of the dry season is synonymous with the Tswana word “tuli” (meaning dust).



This 4-day tour departs from Johannesburg. We travel in an air-conditioned VW Caravelle, 4-wheel drive Microbus.


Day 1

Date : August 2, 2021

Johannesburg-Tuli Wilderness

Depart from Johannesburg bright and early.
Travel via Alldays and Platjan Border Post to Tuli Wilderness.
Overnight at Molema Bush Camp.

Day 2

Date : August 3, 2021

Tuli Wilderness

Early morning game drive in open safari vehicle.
After brunch head for Serolo Safari Camp.
Afternoon game drive in open safari vehicle.
Overnight at Serolo Safari Camp.

Day 3

Date : August 4, 2021

Tuli Wilderness

Early morning game drive/walk.
Rest of day spent birding in Serolo.
Afternoon/evening game activity.
Overnight at Serolo Safari Camp.

Day 4

Date : August 5, 2021

Tuli Wilderness-Johannesburg

Early morning game drive/walk.
Depart after breakfast for Johannesburg.


Transport, all meals and accommodation, guiding, entrance fees and specified activities


Alcoholic beverages, gratuities, and items of a personal nature