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Built on an island in the northern reaches of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, this intimate and remote tented camp is located within a 31 000ha private reserve that is generally only accessible by airplane. Surrounded by game-rich grasslands and seasonal floodplains, just six traditional Meru-style canvas tents have been built on wooden decks north of Moremi Game Reserve. The thousands of buffalo that inhabit this area are hunted by resident lion prides that are unusually active during the daytime. Duba lions are up to 15 percent larger than other lions and guests are able to observe this fascinating predator-prey interaction with kills witnessed fairly regularly during game drives.

But 4x4 game drives are not the only way to encounter the astonishing wildlife at Duba Plains Camp. Walking safaris enable you to track animals on foot, putting you in touch with the smaller creatures often missed from the vehicle. You can also paddle the reserve’s glistening waterways and channels on a mokoro - a traditional dug-out canoe - and experience spectacular bird sightings as well as thirsty elephants coming to drink in the dry season. This dynamic camp encourages guests to dictate their own game-viewing schedule. Some days you might want to spend hours following a single pride of lions and other days roam the plains after a large herd of red lechwe. Sumptuous picnics are packed for guests to take along on extended safaris and food can even be delivered to vehicles out in the bush so that an exhilarating lion hunt is not missed.

Duba Plains Camp is ideal for serious game viewers and discerning families looking for an intimate, exclusive safari experience with a fairly good chance of witnessing lion-buffalo interactions.

highlights

  • Traditional tented camp on Delta island
  • Plentiful lion-buffalo interaction
  • 4x4, walking & mekoro safaris
  • Young Explorers Club for children
  • Airfield transfers
  • Eco-conscious design

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Facilities

A high thatched roof covers the central lounge with its sink-into leather sofas, bar and dining area that overlooks the communal fire pit and the never-ending floodplains beyond. Separate and on a deck, there is another alfresco dining area ideal for romantic starlit dinners or lazy lunches. The masseuse area is situated on the water’s edge providing glorious water views while being pampered by the in-house beauty therapist. Flexible game viewing schedules allow guests to choose their time out in the wilderness whether game viewing by 4x4, boat or on foot. The sparkling swimming pool is separate from the main communal area tucked away in the tranquil bush for reflective relaxation.

Ideal for family safaris, Duba Plains Camp has a Young Explorers Club that offers unique activities for children relating to the African wilderness and peace of mind for parents.

Duba Plains Camp is continuously working to lighten their eco-footprint and have instituted composting, above-ground grey water management systems, solar-powered heating for geysers and the use of bio-diesel where possible.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Bar
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

The open-air dining room is built under a vaulted thatch roof and forms part of the main communal area with the bar and lounge area. A romantic outdoor dining area for brunches is tucked away under a canopy of trees near the swimming pool. Afternoon tea comprising delicious sweet and savoury snacks is served before afternoon activities, while packed breakfasts and picnic lunches are arranged when guests embark on extended game drives.

Tent

Situated under a canopy of African ebony trees and raised on wooden decks, the six elegant Meru-style tents are all en suite with double basin vanities and indoor solar-powered showers. The king-sized beds are draped in soft mosquito nets while an adjoining lounge with comfortable furniture provides a place to take in the fantastic Delta views. High ceilings and windows bring nature into the tent while still affording guests adequate privacy. On the quaint private deck outside a plunge pool and alfresco shower allow guests to keep immersed in their beautiful natural surroundings while still enjoying the comforts of home.

Duba Plains Camp also provides guests with writing desks, good-quality binoculars and in-room yoga mats.

Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area
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    Ceiling fan
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    Hairdryer
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    Mosquito net
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    Private plunge pools
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    Safe

Activities

  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Mokoro trails
  • Night drives
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 $1225 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $925 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 14 Jun 2015 $1210 Fully Inclusive
  • 15 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1620 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $1210 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $1340 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Duba Plains was fantastic! The diverse landscape and terrain was special and we had an outstanding guide named Rueben. We could hear our guide clearly as the vehicle was more intimate. We saw loads of wildlife and we were lucky enough to witness a lion kill of a Cape Buffalo on the first morning. We also saw numerous sets of lion cubs throughout our stay. We enjoyed the camp, and the staff were super friendly. Food was very good. Duba was definitely a highlight for us.

    Doug Neilson, November 2010

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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"Duba Plains is located in one of the Delta's most remote concessions renowned for big prides of lions. The battles for survival were documented by National Geographic."

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Duba Plains was fantastic! The diverse landscape and terrain was special and we had an outstanding guide named Rueben. We could hear our guide clearly as the vehicle was more intimate. We saw loads of wildlife and we were lucky enough to witness a lion kill of a Cape Buffalo on the first morning. We also saw numerous sets of lion cubs throughout our stay. We enjoyed the camp, and the staff were super friendly. Food was very good. Duba was definitely a highlight for us.

Doug Neilson, November 2010 >View more reviews