Guests per Safari Vehicle
Duba Plains Camp offers 5 luxury tents designed to blend into the landscape and evoke the classic African safari style of the 1920’s.
Each tent is elevated on a recycled railway-sleeper decking featuring stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Boasting a lounge area and beautifully appointed en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double vanities and indoor and outdoor showers and a luxurious bath.
The tents are fitted with all comforts such as ceiling fans, an environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over the bed, and a carefully designed space offer relaxing accommodation. Enjoy your private verandah complete with plunge pool and shaded sala. The main area features an elevated dining room, comfortable lounge, interactive kitchen, wine cellar and library. This is the camps central area where guests gather to enjoy bush experiences.
Duba Plains Suite
Duba Plains Suite is a private luxury tent on the same reserve as Duba Plains Camp. Similarly, to the main camp, the suite is raised on a recycled railway-sleeper deck and offers guests amazing views of the floodplains and wildlife. The heart of the Suite is an indoor lounge and dining area. Each of the two large bedrooms have their own private verandah complete with plunge pool and shaded outdoor sala.
Each bedroom room is beautifully appointed with en-suite facilities including indoor and outdoor showers and a luxurious bath. Enjoy an environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over you bed as well as a ceiling fan to keep the Botswana heat at bay. Guests of the Duba Plains Suite automatically enjoy the services of a private vehicle and guide as well as a host and chef. The Duba Plains Suite has a luxurious yet clearly African feel and has no equal in its environmental credentials and careful appointments.
Duba Plains Private Reserve
The Duba Plains Reserve region prides itself on extraordinary wildlife experiences. Many consider this region to be the Okavango Delta’s Maasai Mara because of the sheer volume of wildlife. This is the area that Great Plains Conservation owners, National Geographic filmmakers and conservationists, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, chose for their home base. Great Plains Conservation is the only operator on the concession, thereby offering guests the ultimate opportunity for private wildlife sightings.
The largest inland delta in the world, the Okavango Delta is the most unexpected wonder – water present in a desert. The broad Okavango River sinks into the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert, creating a lush and waterlogged oasis with crystal clear lagoons and channels, reeded islands and fertile floodplains. Dubbed “the river that never finds the sea”, this magical oasis spreads over more than 15 500 km² (almost 6 000 square miles) and yet is so fragile that, if it were denied water for even a decade, it would revert to a semi-desert.
This breath-taking environment constantly adapts and changes with the ebb and flow of the floodwaters that seasonally inundate large portions of the Delta. Although dry for two-thirds of the year, during the winter months the rising floodwaters create a maze of marshes, small wooded islands and shallow lagoons. Water lilies and other aquatic plants flourish in the shallow water, while water birds inhabit the banks of papyrus. As relatively little water can be found elsewhere during this time, the wildlife is drawn to the clear waters of the Delta.
On the edges of the Delta, where land blurs with water, breeding herds of elephant splash gently through shallow channels, the long necks of a family of giraffe materialise slowly out of the Delta skyline and graceful sitatunga antelope hide in the reeds. It is a place where you can wonder at the antics of wild dog in the morning and cast a line for tiger fish in the afternoon, wake in the dappled shade of a forest and enjoy dinner beneath the boughs of a massive baobab at full moon.
Beautiful little reed frogs cling to the water grasses and a variety of incredible bird species make their appearance, from jewelled kingfishers and bee-eaters to ponderous herons and cranes and solemn-looking owls. Red lechwe scamper through the shallows and wild cat, serval and pangolin can be spotted at night, when the moon reflects off the backs of a family of hippo coming out of the water to graze, turning them into slabs of shining silver.
5 Tented Suites
1 Two Bedroom Tented Suite
6+ welcome on game drives
*Please note a R 500 per person, per night Conservation Levy will be added to your booking as a contribution to the Great Plains Foundation.
Duba Plains Camp, Kakoro, Botswana