OverviewA private, 77,000-acre reserve in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, Duba Explorers Camp captures Africa’s “ Call of the Wild.” National Geographic filmmakers and Great Plains Conservation co-founders Beverly and Dereck Joubert have created a special place where just 10 guests at a time can experience a safari of a lifetime, while sleeping in one of five luxury, 1920’s campaign-style tents under the stars. Buffalo and lion can be seen both day and night, on land and in water, as well as elephants, red lechwe, impala, kudu and abundant birdlife. Guests may be are also transported along the channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat in search of aquatic species and birds, including Pel’s fishing owl and wattled crane. Duba Explorers Camp is dedicated to the conservation and expansion of surrounding natural habitats.
AccommodationsThe five tent Duba Explorers Camp is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway. Built on a wooded island, overlooking a lagoon, and connected to the prolific wildlife area by an elaborate set of bridges, the area is the base of many famous wildlife documentaries by National Geographic Filmmakers and Explorers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert. A maximum of 10 guests sharing in five tented rooms, plus an additional guide’s tent as required. Children from 8 years old are welcome.
Amenities•En-suite facilities, indoor shower
•Eco-friendly, solar-powered camp with backup generator
•Set on the banks of a scenic flood plain
•Highly trained professional guides with local bush experience
•Inclusive of all activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Activities•Early-morning and late-afternoon/early-evening game drives in open 4x4 vehicle
•Sundowners in the bush
•Exciting water-based safari activities
•Guided walking opportunities
•Young Explorers program
Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains Conservation is grounded by a mission to find the right formula of conservation, communities and commerce. Its exquisite collection of safari camps, a study in sustainability, was designed to make a difference in the preservation of some of Africa’s most diverse and threatened habitats. Five passionate conservationists came together with one philosophy rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the good life, good people, good staff and good decisions that make a lasting impact on Africa’s national treasures and for iconic wildlife. Conservationists include Dereck and Beverly Joubert who are renowned wildlife documentary filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in genuine interactions with travelers, wildlife, nature and the local communities which they are able to help through their foundations of Community Uplife, Save the Lions, Save the Rhinos, and Save the Elephants. Guests of the company’s low-impact, high-quality safari camps reap the rewards as they achieve peace of mind in knowing that they are giving back to the environment and local people that inhabit its lands. Throughout Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, the Great Plains team has crafted life-changing safari journeys, which, while leaving no negative trace on the acres they cover, leave an indelible footprint in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to visit.Visit Website
Duba Explorers Camp’s (category B) airfield whose co-ordinates are 18°57’28.97″S 22°40’27.36″E.
Duba Expedition Camp is located in 77,000-acre Duba Plains Reserve in northern Botswana’s Okavango Delta.