Additional activities at Tuli
In addition to the activities which are included in your stay, there are many other things that you may wish to do whilst at Tuli. Please note there is an additional charge for some of these activities - please contact us for more info.
Additional bush walks – two guided game activities per day are included in your stay, but subject to availability we can arrange additional guided walks for you. Bush walks give a real opportunity to experience Africa at ground level, taking in the sounds and smells of the bush as well as the sights. The slower pace also enables your guide to explain fascinating facts such as the traditional medicinal use of plants, or to understand more about the dramatic geology or interesting history of the area. Please note that children must be aged over 12 to participate in bush walks. Also please see this lovely article about bush walks at Tuli Safari Lodge reprinted from Discover Botswana 2012, courtesy of Imprint Botswana, editorial and photography by Vincent Grafhorst.
Hides – there are several hides situated at key sites across the Tuli reserve. You can spend time in these with your guide as part of a morning or afternoon drive, or if you prefer you can spend some time on your own at the hides with just your binoculars, some drinks and snacks for company. There is also the option of sleeping out at the hides overnight, subject to availability.
Horse rides – we can arrange for morning/afternoon or day rides with a well-established horseback safari operator based a few minutes from the lodge.
Community visit – an opportunity to visit the village of Motlabaneng. Our tour includes a visit to the school, a wine-tasting experience with a difference (at the lala-palm ‘distillery’) and a chance to see traditional basket-weaving, as well as the opportunity to see some of our community projects in action. Guests also have the option to visit the village of Lentswe-le-Moriti with its traditional culture house, where they can learn more about local customs, enjoy a traditional Setswana meal, see the 'kgotla' (court) and visit the local school. Community visits are normally in the afternoon and last approx. 2 hours. 50% of the community visit charge is allocated to our community fund.
After dinner drive – an optional extra if you are particularly keen to try and spot some nocturnal species.
Visit to the confluence – a morning trip across the Eastern section of the reserve to the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers, the unique and scenic spot where two great African rivers and three countries (Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe) meet. A picnic lunch is included.
Day trip to Mapungubwe - Includes return transfers from Pontdrift border post, a guided World Heritage Site tour to Mapungubwe Hill, a guided drive exploring the wildlife and scenery of the park (including the Confluence Site and Tree Top Walk), a packed lunch with refreshments and all entry/park fees. Your Tuli Guide will drop you off at Pont Drift Border at the border at 09h15 where you’ll be met by Andrew Rae, of Mopane Bush Lodge, who will be sharing his extensive knowledge on Mapungubwe with you during the day, returning to Pont drift at 15h30 where you’ll be met by your Tuli Guide and transferred back to Tuli Safari Lodge. Minimum 4 guests per tour. This tour is subject to availability and requires a minimum 24hr booking notice.
Day trip to Molema - a day visit exploring the Western section of the reserve. En-route we pass sites of great historical, cultural and spiritual significance and the geologically fascinating Solomon's Wall. We also visit a wetland area (great for briding depending on the time of year) and dam (where enormous herds of elephants are know to drink). We arrive at Molema - our self-catering camp beautifully located on the banks of the Limpopo, ajoint venture project with the local community - in time for a leisurely picnic lunch and rest. We then take a slow game drive back, including the usual stop for sundowners.