Duba Plains Camp
Duba Plains Camp: Our View
Duba Plains is one of our favourite camps at the luxury end of the market in the Okavango Delta. A combination of spectacular scenery and game viewing, excellent guiding and service, as well as and accommodation, make it a fantastic choice both for first time visitors and seasoned safari connoisseurs.
It has a reputation for being one of the best dry land game viewing camps in the Okavango Delta and the presence of large amounts of water in this area makes Duba Plains exceptionally scenic as well. Its location in a private concession in the remote northern part of the Delta ensures a true wilderness experience.
This area was made famous for the lion and buffalo interaction filmed in documentaries released by the owners Derek & Beverly Joubert. And even now this is still one of the best camps in Africa to see lions hunting in daylight. However, this is nature and nothing is guaranteed and we always say to clients that the chance to witness lions hunting should be seen as a bonus and not the sole reason to go there. Fortunately, it is not just about lions and buffaloes and the all-round game viewing and birding is superb!
The camp itself has an understated elegance and luxury that we personally love, as well as lots of individuality. Every tent come with a complete camera kit of the latest Canon 5D, 100-400mm and wide-angle lens, in addition to a pair of 8x42 binoculars for guest’s complimentary private use. Thisis one of the many extra touches not found in competitors camps. The service and guiding is also excellent, and with only five luxury tents it is very intimate.
Duba Plains is not cheap but it compares very favourably with other camps in this price bracket and offers a fantastic and exciting safari experience.
Duba Plains Camp: Quick Facts
- Located on a private concession
- Off road driving is permitted
- Day and night game drives
- Boating activities - water levels permitting
- 5 elegant and luxurious tented rooms with en-suite facilities
- Private plunge pool, and shaded Sala
- Children of 8 years and older permitted
Duba Plains Camp: The Details
Duba Plains is located on a private 77,000 acre reserve in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta. The terrain is diverse with vast savanna plains, seasonal floodplains, wooden islands and permanent waterways. It is a truly idyllic place. Herds of buffalo gather on the plains attracting lions - lion hunts being a particular highlight of a visit to Duba Plains. But the game viewing in general is exceptional here.
Duba Plains Camp offers 5 bespoke 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, with stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Each tent has a lounge area and beautifully appointed en-suite facilities consisting of a flush toilet, double vanities with indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a luxurious bath. Ceiling fans, environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over the bed, and careful design maintain a comfortable climate. Enjoy your private verandah complete with 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, is an extended deck under giant Ebony trees.