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.