Located in the northern part of Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, Duba Plains lies just north of the Moremi Game Reserve. This exclusive Camp is located on a secluded island, only accessible by plane for most of the year. Duba Plains comprises of just six traditional Meru-style canvas en-suite tents and offers guest an idyllic all-year-round Okavango experience, surrounded by vast, seasonally flooded plains which attract huge herds of buffalo.
The tents are raised off the ground on wooden decks, and each feature a private veranda, high tented ceilings and large windows with sweeping views across the reserve’s immense floodplains. The spacious beds are draped in the finest linen while mosquito nets complete the authentic African interior. The main lounge, dining room and bar are all open-air and positioned under the cool canopy of fig and ebony trees. There is also a large, private plunge pool set slightly away from the main area, from where you can observe the wildlife as they come to drink at the river. Dinner can be enjoyed al fresco and the famous Duba staff choir will often entertain guests with their haunting song and dance. For those eager to pick up a local treasure, a small curio shop (which was completely revamped in Feb 2012) is available. Guests can also make use of the new masseuse area set right at the water’s edge which is the ultimate indulgence for relieving stress whilst looking across the permanent channels of this part of the Okavango Delta where wildlife diversity is assured.
The Duba Plains Camp with its permanent waterways and steady supply of water provides the perfect location for passing elephant and buffalo herds, as well as extraordinary bird watching. This Botswana Safari location offers game drives both during the afternoon and evening in open 4×4 vehicles, where incredible wildlife such as crocodile, hippo, impala, kudu, mongoose, leopard and the renowned pack of lions from the area can be seen chasing buffalo herds. A pair of male lions – the famous Duba Boys – will no doubt make their appearance as they have made the Camp and surrounding area their territory.
This authentic Botswana Safari offering has it all – permanent waterways and open plains, coupled with spectacular scenery, superb birdlife and one of the top wildlife all round viewing. At Duba Plains, you stay for a few days and fall in love for a lifetime.
- 24-hour Security
- Kiddies Club
- Airport Shuttles
- Laundry Service
- Big 5
- Bird Watching
- Boat Cruises
- Catch-and-release Fishing
- Child Friendly Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing
- Game Walks
Tucked under the cool shade of large mangosteen and fig trees and looking across the reserve’s vast floodplains, the six traditional “Meru-Style” sturdy canvas en-suite tents are raised off the ground on wooden decks. This enables stunning views across the floodplain as well as capturing fresh, cool breezes. Each of the tents has a private verandah leading to large double doors, which enter the canvas-constructed tents. High ceilings with fans and large windows bring the outside in, while still affording ample privacy. A writing desk, comfortable lounge furniture and large beds with the finest linen draped in mosquito nets make for a romantic yet authentic space. The en-suite dressing area with a double basin vanity, indoor and outdoor showers and a flush toilet provide all the home comforts, with appropriate style and luxury. All hot water is available 24 hours a day and is solar heated.
The main lounge, bar and dining room are intimate and open-air, built under vaulted thatch roofs. An outdoor dining area for brunches and a large plunge pool are tucked away from the main area, offering a refreshing afternoon retreat. And of course, the evening open-air fireplace hosts stories of each day’s adventures. For those eager to pick up some local wares, a small curio shop, which was completely rebuilt in February 2012, meets the need.
An extra indulgence at Duba Plains is the new masseuse area which was completed in February 2012. This area, which is by the water’s edge, is a perfect location for having the tension of travel removed whilst staring out across the Okavango Delta.