Welcome to Tuli Block
Tucked into the nation’s right-side pocket, the Tuli Block is one of Botswana’s best-kept secrets. This 10km- to 20km-wide swath of freehold farmland extends over 300km along the Limpopo River's northern banks and is made up of a series of private properties, many with a conservation bent. The Block's northern reaches now make up the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Wildlife is a big attraction, but so too is the landscape, which is unlike anywhere else in Botswana. With its moonscapes of muddy oranges and browns, its kopjes (hills) overlooked by deep-blue sky, it’s the sort of Dalí-esque desert environment reminiscent of Arizona or Australia. Yet the barren beauty belies a land rich in life. Elephants, hippos, kudus, wildebeest and impalas, as well as small numbers of lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, circle each other among rocks and kopjes (hills) scattered with artefacts from the Stone Age onwards. More than 350 species of bird have been recorded.