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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 77, 000-acre private reserve that is generally only accessible by air. Surrounded by game-rich grasslands and seasonal floodplains, the camp has just five traditional tented suites as well as 2-bedroom suite perfect for families. 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. When water levels permit, you can paddle the reserve’s glistening waterways and channels on a mokoro - a traditional dug-out canoe - or enjoy a boat-based game viewing. 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.


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


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Mokoro trails
  • Night drives
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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This intimate camp consists of five safari tents, each with a verandah, lounge area, writing desk and ample room for private dining. A well-appointed en suite bathroom is equipped with a flush loo, double basins, both indoor and outdoor showers and a luxurious bathtub. Ceiling fans and careful design maintain comfortable climate, and you can cool down in your private plunge pool or in the shade of your outdoor day bed.

Duba Plains Suite

The 2-bedroom Duba Plains Suite is set on raised decking with views of the floodplains where wildlife frequently roam past. Guests staying here will enjoy the use of a private game drive vehicle, as well as a private guide, butler and chef.


The camp was designed by Dereck Joubert to fit into the surrounding woodlands and to take advantage of the cool shade and dappled sunlight, but also to evoke the old classic safari style of the 1920’s. The shared space consists of a large dining area, lounge, wine cellar and library, with plenty of room for guests to enjoy a secluded private dinner, or to join in with other guests if they prefer. At the heart of the camp is a central fireplace and an extended deck overlooking the floodplains.

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.


Three delicious meals a day are provided, with flexible timings to suite your preferences. A well-stocked wine cellar allows you to choose from a few hundred hand-selected wines. Picnic breakfasts and lunches are frequently enjoyed due to active game drives, and are delivered to you at your location in the wilderness. Take dinners together with fellow guests or opt for private dining in your tent or in the dining area.

General facilities

  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-15 — 2022-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $3,205
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,150
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-10 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $3,205

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Duba Plains Camp

Don Dickson

"I would return here without a second thought. The permanent tents were very comfortable. Our guide was outstanding! He always gets you in a great position for a great photo."

Joao Moita

"Duba was fantastic!"

Doug Neilson

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 li on 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.
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