Lions striding towards the camera in the Tuli Block

Tuli Block Tours and Travels

About Tuli Block

Situated in Botswana's easternmost tip, wedged in between Zimbabwe and South Africa, the Tuli Block integrates the Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Nature Reserve and other smaller game reserves and is an excellent place to view some of the magnificent game that Africa has to offer. The wildlife that can be viewed here include Elephants, Kudus, Impalas, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Lions (some black-maned), Zebras, Leopards, Waterbucks, Elands and Cheetahs. Some of the magnificent creatures that can be spotted after night falls include Caracals, Aardwolves, Hyenas and Jackals.

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The variety of birds is also spectacular in the Tuli Block. Enthusiasts can look forward to seeing some of the 350 recorded bird species which include shrikes, the boulder chat, the short-toed rock thrush, raptors, woodpeckers and even ostriches. The aquatic species include cormorants and pygmy Kingfishers. During the summer months, visitors will also have the privilege of seeing the returning migrant birds as they complete their journey back to Botswana. The winter months, however, are far from barren and are even preferable for some given the cooler temperatures.

December in the Tuli Block is hot and humid and sees more rain than any other month, with November next in line. Sporadic showers occur in September and April. October to May have temperatures of around and above 30°C (86°F). With so much to see and do here, visitors should definitely consider spending at the very least a few days exploring the region. Expect to see an abundance of birds, newborn antelopes and lush green landscapes during the wet summer months.

Tuli Block Hotels

If you are planning a Tuli Block holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Limpopo River Lodge Tuli Block

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

Situated on the banks of the Limpopo River, this perfectly situated lodge and makes the perfect getaway in the North-Central region of Botswana. Surrounded by undulating landscapes, rich in variety, the lodge offers game drives and hikes as well as river cruises and bird watching. The comfortable thatched chalets contain a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ area with access to a shared pool. The lodge is only 12km from the Platjan border post and a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg and Gaborone.

Tuli Safari Lodge Tuli Block

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Tuli Safari Lodge traces its origins back to 1964 when the Northern Tuli Game Reserve was created and it has a charming home-from-home feel. Each air-conditioned suite has sitting areas both in and outdoors. From the pool it is often possible to spot wildlife roaming freely through the grounds and drinking from the nearby water hole. The lodge also has a star deck, from which panoramic views of the surroundings can be had. The lodge is set in spacious gardens along the banks of the Limpopo River.

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