Okavango Delta, Botswana
Situated on an island in the furthest reaches of the Okavango Delta, Duba Plains is one of the most remote luxury tented camps in the region. With only six bespoke tents, the camp prides itself on intimacy as well as remarkable game viewing.
At a Glance
Watch the epic daily battle between the resident pride of lion and the herd of buffalo
Tents are raised off the ground on wooden decks giving stunning views across the floodplain
Large plunge pool, perfect for relaxing in the heat of the day
Just 12 guests in six canvas tents, retains the charm of an authentic safari camp
Excellent guiding from the camp's longstanding team of guides
Look for the smaller wildlife - we stopped at a small pool and watched a beautiful painted snipe feeding at the water's edge.Anna Hearn
Bring your family and take over the Duba Suite for a private luxury bush experience complete with a private vehicle & guide, chef and butler!Meg Shepro
Leave earlier than in other lodges to really make the most of the beautiful sunrise and have a lovely breakfast in the middle of the bush.Sian Frost
Duba Plains Camp is an unobtrusive camp surrounded by expanses of seasonally flooded plains and shaded by tall ebony, sycamore fig and mangosteen trees. Located on a tree-covered island in a 30,000-hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve, Duba Plains Camp is a beautiful intimate camp renowned for rewarding game-viewing with good populations of plains game, buffalo, resident prides of lion, leopard, elephant and wild dog.
Accommodation at Duba Plains Camp consists of five spacious tents with en-suite bathrooms with indoor and out door showers and a luxurious bathtub. Each tent is decorated with furnishings inspired by classic 1920s safari style with leather arm chairs and Persian rugs over the dark wooden floors. All have their own large private deck with plunge pool, the perfect place to relax in between activities. In addition to the five tents there is an exclusive two bedroom Duba Suite well suited for families or small groups. The camp is surrounded by extensive seasonally flooded plains and shaded by tall ebony, fig and garcinia trees. The bar and dining area are also raised, to enhance the viewing of the abundant wildlife surrounding the camp.
Duba Plains Camp offers a variety of activities including day and night game drives, often tracking the buffalo herd around the concession. Boat cruises are dependent on the seasonal water levels in the Duba area. Birdlife is abundant and impressive in the Okavango Delta, with Rosy-throated Longclaw, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane often sighted.
Accommodation at Duba Plains Camp comprises six spacious tents including the opulent two bedroom Dhow Suite, all with en-suite bathrooms. They all have large decks with plunge pools which offer uninterrupted panoramic vistas of the Okavango Delta floodplains.
Duba Plains camp is not suitable for very young children and therefore there is a minimum age of 6 years. Food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit the younger guests.
There is a large lounge, dining and bar area which are raised on wooden decks to better appreciate the breathtaking views. Within the main area guests will also find an office with computers, a tasteful curio shop and a chefs table.
Game drives from Duba Plains promise not to disappoint, with herds of elephant feeding on the islands and hippo wading out into the deeper channels. Tsessebe and blue wildebeest dot the plains, while red lechwe are found on the fringe of the wetter floodplains. Guest can enjoy safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles including night drives to spot the nocturnal species and from the water from boats if water levels permit.
Location & Directions
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Duba Plains Camp, located in the northern reaches of Botswana's famed Okavango Delta and just north of the Moremi Game Reserve, is a private 77,000-acre reserve.
When to go
Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.