AN ULTRA LUXURY TENSILE GUEST LODGE EXPERIENCE IN THE OKAVANGO

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The intimate camp has just eight tented suites (each with its own plunge pool), where decor blends local acacia wood and hand-crafted mosaics.

National Geographic's Hotel Awards, 2022 winner for the most sustainable hotel.

LUXURY TENSILE GUEST LODGE DUMATAU

SITE LOCATION: Linyanti, Botswana 

DumaTau, meaning 'roar of the lion,' is a luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. 

SCOPE OF WORK: 

Textile Architecture & Engineering
Tenthouse Structures design-engineered, supplied, and installed the unique roof membrane structures for the ten luxury accommodation suites and the main areas, together with the canvas envelope interior and exteriors.


Working from a 2D-rendering of a footprint concept, which we reworked and nurtured into what today is the peaked design of the camp. By creating varying heights in the structures, we were able to overcome a static aesthetic and blend the tents in with the landscape seamlessly.  

 

As part of our tent architecture design process, we built to-scale test models, conducted fabric performance tests, working through complex interface detailing, and created specialized, high-functioning fittings, all designed to withstand the African elements over an extended life period.


In addition, Tenthouse Structures design-engineered and installed the fire deck structure – a major camp attraction for DumaTau's many guests and visitors.

PROJECT COLLABORATION:

Brand: Wilderness Safaris
Client: Wilderness Safaris
Project Architects: Luxury Frontiers
Textile Architects & Engineers: Tenthouse Structures
Textile Systems Supplier & Install: Tenthouse Structures
Interior Design: Artichoke Interiors

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