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.