Based in the central Tuli Game Reserve, The Africa Experience offers a special blend of opportunity, location and experience.
From two stunning, exclusive and incomparable tented safari retreats, to interactive leopard and brown hyena research projects, conservation initiatives, and to community outreach inspirations, TAE collection ticks numerous meaningful safari boxes.
Koro River Camp is set on a shaded beautiful, undisturbed bank of the Limpopo River. 7 boutique canvas suites offer spectacular views of the riverine and surrounding wildlife. Each unit consists of a tented bathroom and bedroom suites, with an outdoor shower and plunge pool.
Koro Island Camp consists of 4 en-suite Meru tents and a tented lounge facility. Located on an island on the Limpopo River and accessible only via a suspension bridge, the camp is a perfect base for small private groups of safari enthusiasts. Self or fully catered options are available.
Participate In Wildlife Research
TAE has funded and established an accredited PhD level field study, focussing on the ecology of leopards and hyenas of the Tuli. This includes the highly endangered Kalahari icon, the brown hyena. We invite our guests to participate in monitoring activities and field observations.
TAE’s deep rooted philanthropic and conservation passion has created various community development programs. A ‘bee barrier’ project is underway to help alleviate elephant conflict with local farmers, and wildlife education programs are supported at the Mathathane primary school. Visits to village sites outside are highly recommended.
Due to substantial financial support of owner Albert Hartog and the Timbo Afrika Foundation, TAE operates ongoing research into reducing the human-wildlife conflict surrounding the Tuli. We believe that the future of the Tuli wild-lands depends on meaningful and sustainable partnerships with communities and tribal authorities. The re-introduction of endemic game species back into the reserve is also high on our agenda.
The beautiful rugged remoteness and wild bushland of the Tuli, totally different to northern Botswana, is a big game area. However, we focus away from conventional commercial game viewing, focussing on our vision of a complete African experience.
Our traversing consists of over 10 000 hectares of classic Tuli, is unfenced, and our exclusive concession is located within a remote enclave of the reserve alongside the legendary Limpopo River and stunning riverine ribbons.
Game viewing here is rich and varied with a unique take on specially adapted inhabitants such as bat-eared fox and perhaps the most endangered carnivore in Botswana, the elusive brown hyena. The Tuli is home for the largest elephant population on private land in the world, and leopard, hyena, lions, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, impala, kudu and eland complete the Koro cast of characters who may be encountered. Local birdlife is prolific with regular sightings of Pels fishing owl.
A special blend of opportunity, location and experience.