OverviewFrom lions to leopards, elephants to buffalo, Duba Plains Camp guests are treated to close-up encounters with extraordinary wildlife. Beyond the Big Five, this region is also known for interesting Kalahari species, such as Aardwolf and Pangolins. The camp is a five-star sanctuary, with five spacious tented suites situated on a serene island in the Okavango Delta, each featuring en-suite bathrooms, al fresco showers, plunge pool and verandahs. Guests commune at an cozy outdoor sitting area with a fireplace and in the raised dining rooms where meals are complemented by a handpicked wine list, including a few hundred bottles from friends of the owners. Days are spent on exciting game drives and leisurely boat expeditions in the channels of the delta. Extreme indulgence is the Camp’s two-bedroom Duba Plains Suite, offering two swimming pools, a game drive vehicle with dedicated guide, as well as a private butler and chef.
AccommodationsDuba Plains Camp offers five bespoke tents, in addition to a separate two bedroom suite aptly named the Duba Plains Suite, all designed by Dereck Joubert to blend into the forest and to take advantage of the shapes and textures of the shade but also to evoke the old classic African safari style of the 1920’s. It is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway with literally thousands of animals in an almost endless pattern across the flood plains. A maximum of 10 guests sharing in five tented rooms, plus an additional guide’s tent as required. Children from 6 years old are welcome.
Amenities•Inclusive of all activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
•Private plunge pools
•Canon photography equipment available for personal use
•Private dining area
Activities•Early-morning and late-afternoon/early-evening game drives in open 4x4 vehicle
•Sundowners in the bush and conversation around a campfire
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
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Duba Plains Camp is located in 77,000-acre Duba Plains Reserve in northern Botswana’s Okavango Delta.