Duba Plains

The 77,000 hectare Duba Plains Reserve in Botswana's Okavango Delta, is a wildlife connoisseur's getaway, with thousands of animals in a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland. The renowned Duba Plains Camp sits in the heart of the reserve and offers 5 bespoke tents and a separate 2 bedroom suite, all designed to blend into the forest and evoke the old classic African safari style of the 1920's.

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The camp is owned by the acclaimed, National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers, Derek and Beverly Joubert and the Duba Plains area is where the couple filmed their famous documentary Relentless Enemies, a documentary about the tense relationship between lions and buffalo. The area is well-known for the incredible interactions between these two great beasts but also for a huge array of wildlife from leopards and elephant to interesting Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins.

All of the rooms at Duba Plains Camp are raised on recycled railways sleeper decking offering amazing views of the surrounding floodplains and the steady stream of wildlife. Each of the guest tents has a private veranda, lounge area and en-suite facilities consisting of flush toilet, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers, and luxurious bath. The tents also come with their own private plunge pool and outdoor undercover sala/ day rest area.

The camp's main area consists of a dining room and comfortable lounge as well as a wine cellar and library. There is also a media room used for photographic work. The camp's centre-point is the gathering place of all bush experiences - an extended deck into the swamp under the giant ebony trees.

Getting There

Only accessible by light aircraft on scheduled air transfers or private charters. From Maun, the flight time is approximately 30 - 45 minutes and from Kasane approximately 1 hour. From the airstrip to the camp is a 7-minute drive.

Activities

Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives in an open 4Ã?4 vehicle and boat-based activities when water levels permit.

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