Nitani is a hidden
treasure situated far from the maddening crowd, which boasts huge
vistas of unspoilt wilderness.
Established in 1985, Nitani is owned by 6
families from different parts of the world, who share the same ethos and passion
for the preservation of Africa's wildlife and wildlife areas.
Nitani's environment is increasingly
rare - one that is unspoilt by the pollution (both visual and sound) that has become synonymous with
the modern world. Here, human impact has been minimised, through careful architecture and
environmentally friendly technology.
The wildlife experience within the reserve is
also vast, with admirable populations of Elephant, Leopard, Eland, Giraffe, Zebra, Impala and Wildebeest
and occassional sightings of Lion and Cheetah. The bird-life is astounding, with more than 350 recorded species.
On night drives, one can often see African Wildcat, Spotted Hyena, Black Backed Jackal and a
host of other small nocturnal animals.
The lodge is hidden amongst the riverine
trees along the Majali river and is built on stilts to allow animals to move undisturbed under the buildings.
Although Nitani is used almost exclusively by the owners,
they have decided to offer a few limited weeks of private use, to other families or interested individuals.
These weeks will be offered on a full board basis
and include a full staff compliment, experienced bush guide and a private chef.
Activities include daily game drives at times to suit you,
bush walks, a visit to ancient rock art sites, picnics and a bush dinner.
Interested families or individuals can send an email to
Where is Nitani?
Tuli region (which encompasses the Northern Tuli Game Reserve)
is bordered by the Motloutse, the Shashe and Limpopo rivers in
the northeastern corner of Botswana and the southwestern part
of Zimbabwe. It is in the northern reaches of the Northern Tuli
Game Reserve that one will find Nitani Game Reserve.
The region has a variety of landscapes...
Riverine forests along the river banks and watercourses, sandstone
outcrops, dolerite dykes (most notably, the renowned Solomon's
Wall) and Mopane savanna.
Nitani is a semi-arid region, with
rain falling in the summer months (November – March). Temperatures
are very cold during winter (during early mornings and evenings
– mid-day is more moderate and very pleasant), but start
to escalate when spring begins in September.