Duba Plains Tented Camp, Okavango Delta

Duba Plains is one of the Okavango Delta's most remote camps and is located in the furthermost reaches of the Okavango Delta in a very private reserve of 30,000 hectares.

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About Duba Plains Tented Camp

The Duba Plains Camp is built on an island shaded by large ebony, fig and garcinia trees and surrounded by expansive plains which are seasonally flooded ~ usually from about May to early October each year, depending on the rains in central Africa. Since Duba has access to large islands, floodplains and marshes, the camp offers a diversity of experiences. Duba's real treat is its exclusivity and it is particularly suited to those who want to be far away.

Duba Plains Camp is small and intimate, accommodating only twelve people. Guests receive a highly personalised experience. Each of the six large tented rooms has an en-suite bathroom with shower and flush toilet facilities as well as a veranda overlooking the floodplain. The dining room and pub are raised on decking under large riverine trees. There is a small communal pool too.

The wildlife at Duba Plains is superb. As the vast open grasslands are often isolated from the mainland by deep waterways, the variety of animals is not as high as in other areas within the Okavango. However, Duba Plains more than makes up for this as it is a high impact game viewing area. Thousands of buffalo are hunted almost daily by up to four different prides of lions. Often the hunting is during the day - so one gets great photo opportunities. Lechwe, buffalo, elephant, tsessebe and warthog dot the savannah and hippo concentrate in the deeper channels. We often have productive hyena dens in the area that offer great hyena cub viewing. Leopard are found on the forested islands. Most of the Okavango Delta's birdlife is found in the area and birds like wattled crane and slaty egret are often seen.

Duba Plains Camp offers a variety of activities and the focus depends on how much water is in the area. Guests may choose between game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, mokoro excursions and walking safaris. The night drives often provide opportunities to photograph Africa's elusive nocturnal animals in action. Mekoros are best from May to October. For the rest of the year we can usually offer shorter mokoro excursions, but the activities concentrate more on game drives, night drives and walks.