Duba Plains

Location:

Duba Plains Camp is located on a tree-covered island in a 30 000-hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve in the most remote reaches of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  This is an area renowned for its unrivalled access to the immense struggle for survival between lion and buffalo.

The award-winning National Geographic documentary Relentless Enemies chronicled this battle for survival.

The Camp:

Duba Plains Camp boasts 5 luxurious tents designed to blend into the landscape and evoke the classic African safari style of the 1920’s. All the rooms are raised on recycled railway-sleeper decking and offers stunning views of the floodplain and the wildlife in the surrounds of the camp. Each tent has a lounge area and exceptional appointed en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double vanities and indoor and outdoor showers and a luxurious bath. Ceiling fans, environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over the bed, and careful design maintain a comfortable climate.

Relax on your private verandah with a plunge pool and shaded sala. The camp’s main area consists of a large raised dining room, comfortable lounge, interactive kitchen, wine cellar and library. The camp’s centre point, the gathering place of all bush experiences, an extended deck under the giant ebony trees.

Activities & Wildlife:

Duba Plains Camp offers a variety of activities including day and night game drives, often tracking the buffalo herd around the concession, and leisurely nature walks. Boat cruises are dependent on the seasonal water levels in the Duba area.

A luxury African safari at Duba Plains Camp starts by tracking down one of the enormous buffalo herds to see whether the lions are on the prowl. But Duba Plains Camp has more to offer than just lion and buffalo, 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. Spotted hyaena can also be seen in their own age-old conflict with the lions.

Bird life is abundant and impressive in the Okavango Delta, with Rosy-throated Longclaw, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane often sighted.