Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Duba Plains Camp, the epitome of the Botswana safari, sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The private 33,000-hectare Duba Plains reserve is a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland. This is the area that Great Plains Conservation co-founders, National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers Dereck and Beverly Joubert chose for their home base for filming.

The camp at Duba Plains offers five bespoke suites. The camp design ensures it blends into the landscape whilst evoking the classic African safari style of the 1920s. All the rooms are on raised recycled railway sleeper decking. Each suite affords guests stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Each suite has a lounge area and beautifully appointed en-suite facilities: a flush loo, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers, and a luxurious bath

Duba Plains Camp’s main area consists of a large raised dining room, comfortable lounge, interactive kitchen, wine cellar and library. The camp’s centre point is the gathering place of all your bush experiences. Its extended deck, under the giant ebony trees, is perfect for al fresco outdoor dining.

Duba Plains prides itself on its extraordinary Botswana safari wildlife experiences. Here you will enjoy intimate and up-close wildlife viewing opportunities, from lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo and everything in between. Duba Plains is also known for interesting Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins. A recent guest captured it perfectly when he said, “I am not a religious person, but I now understand that Duba Plains is the Garden of Eden.”

Duba Plains Camp and its neighbouring 2-bedroomed Duba Plains Suite are proudly Great Plains Réserve Collection camps. Fellow Relais & Chateaux members are our Selinda Camp and its private 2-bedroomed Selinda Suite, as well as our Zarafa Camp with its private 2-bedroomed Zarafa Dhow Suite. These camps are the only Botswana members of Relais & Châteaux.

In 2015, a rhino was poached every 6.3 hours in South Africa. Great Plains Conservation rallied various travel industry stakeholders to join forces to form the Rhinos Without Borders project in response to this crisis. Rhinos Without Borders aims to translocate threatened rhinos from poaching hot zones in South Africa to safe havens in Botswana. Since then, and with funds raised from various donors, a significant number of rhinos have been moved to safety. Our dedicated rhino monitoring teams have reported the birth of rhino calves born in the wild to those female rhinos initially translocated.


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