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Welcome to Duba Plains Camp

“Our home, where Beverly and I have lived for nearly twenty years. It was chosen because it is quite simply the best place on Earth. This place restores my spirit. It simultaneously causes my adrenalin to pump as I watch swamp lions swim across water channels to hunt thousands of lechwe and hundreds of buffalo. More recently, painted dogs and leopards have moved in. I cannot think of a more rounded Botswana safari or wildlife experience anywhere in Africa.

Duba Plains offers a perfect experience when you add the vast elephant herds of Selinda to your Botswana safari.

I did a piece of art for this camp, inspired by a male lion that Beverly had photographed here once. I deconstructed a brass clock and hammered these pieces across the wooden ‘canvas.’ It expresses how the total number of these beloved lions remaining in Africa hovers around 20,000 and are running out of time.

A safari can be personal and social; it can be about yourself whilst understanding broader conservation issues. Duba Plains is all those things.”

– Dereck Joubert

Welcome to Duba Plains Camp

“Our home, where Beverly and I have lived for nearly twenty years. 

It was chosen because it is quite simply the best place on Earth. This place restores my spirit. It causes my adrenalin to pump as I watch swamp lions swim across water channels to hunt thousands of lechwe and hundreds of buffalo. More recently, painted dogs and leopards have moved in. I cannot think of a more rounded Botswana safari or wildlife experience anywhere in Africa.

Duba Plains offers a perfect experience when you add Selinda’s vast elephant herds to your Botswana safari. 

I did a piece of art for this camp, inspired by a male lion that Beverly had photographed here once. I deconstructed a brass clock and hammered these pieces across the wooden ‘canvas.’ It expresses how the total number of these beloved lions remaining in Africa hovers around 20,000 and are running out of time.

A safari can be personal and social; it can be about yourself whilst understanding broader conservation issues. Duba Plains is all those things.”

– Dereck Joubert

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The Camp

Duba Plains Camp, a Réserve-Collection luxury safari camp and the epitome of the Botswana safari, sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta in the Duba Plains Reserve.

The private 33,000-hectare Duba Plains reserve is a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains, and woodland. Great Plains Conservation co-founders, National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists, and explorers Dereck and Beverly Joubert chose this area for many of their award-winning wildlife films.

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Duba Plains Camp’s main area consists central dining room, comfortable lounge, interactive kitchen, wine cellar and library. Its extended, raised deck, under the giant ebony trees, is perfect for al fresco outdoor dining. This is the gathering place for all your safari experiences.

Duba Plains Camp is also a proud Relais & Châteaux member.

Fellow Réserve-Collection luxury safari camps in Botswana include Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suite at Zarafa, Selinda Camp and the Selinda Suite, Sitatunga Private Island and the Sitatunga Private Island Suite, and the Duba Plains Suite.

Our Réserve-Collection luxury safari camps in Zimbabwe include Tembo Plains Camp and The Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains.

Our Kenyan Réserve-Collection luxury safari camps are Mara Nyika Camp and The Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika, Mara Plains Camp and The Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains, Mara Toto Tree Camp, and ol Donyo Lodge.

The Great Plains Réserve-Collection Botswana safari camps are Botswana’s only Relais & Châteaux members.

Safari Suite

Duba Plains Camp offers five bespoke, private suites. The design ensures each suite blends into the landscape whilst evoking a classical 1920’s inspired African safari style. All the suites are on raised, recycled railway sleeper decking.

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Each suite has an indoor lounge area and beautifully appointed en-suite facilities: a flush loo, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers, and a luxurious bath. Ceiling fans and an environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over the bed ensure a comfortable climate.

Relax on your private veranda, complete with a private swimming pool and shaded sala, whilst enjoying stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the wildlife that wander past.

A professional camera and selection of lenses are available in your suite for your complimentary use. High-quality binoculars are also available.

At the end of your safari stay with us, your wildlife images and video footage is downloaded as our gift to you to take home.

Rates

$2 150 to $3 950 per person per night sharing

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$3 665 per person sharing per night
15 June – 31 October 2024 & 20 December 2024 – 10 January 2025

$2 460 per person sharing per night  
01 November – 19 December 2024

$2 150 per person sharing per night  
11 January – 31 March 2025

$2 733 per person sharing per night  
01 April – 14 June 2025 & 01 November – 19 December 2025

$3 950 per person sharing per night  
15 June – 31 October 2025 & 20 December 2025 – 10 January 2026

The above rates are in US$ and based on a per person per night sharing basis. Single guest, child rates, private safari drive and guide rates are available on request.
These rates include accommodation, scheduled activities, all meals, laundry service, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, including premium brand spirits and champagne. Return scheduled seat in plane inter-camp air transfers, including air transfers from Maun and/or Kasane Airports, are included in the US$ nightly rate – subject to a minimum 2-night stay.

Safari Experiences

A matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, the 33,000-hectare private reserve is typical of the region’s unique landscape and the variety of wildlife that comes with it. It is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway with literally thousands of animals in an almost endless pattern across the flood plains.

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Our open-vehicle safari drives, guided bush walks, traditional canoes (mokoros), and boating offer guests superb opportunities to track and view iconic African wildlife, enjoy bird-watching moments, and participate in other bespoke viewing activities. These safari viewing experiences are designed to put you in front of the best wildlife the area offers.

These one-on-one life-changing safari viewing experiences include sightings of leopards, elephants and hippos.

Guests can also expect to tick off as many of the 200 or more bird species when on this luxury safari in Botswana.

Water-based wildlife viewing activities are water level dependent at certain times of the year.

Watch the world-famous lions of National Geographic fame hunt during the day

Take a photo of the Duba Plains baobab under the Milky Way at night

Take a step back in time and visit the San rock art at Tsodilo Hills by helicopter

Lasting Impact

Critical Species Protection: Dedicated Wildlife Rangers Monitoring and Managing the Ecosystem and its Inhabitants

Great Plains hires and deploys a large number of Wildlife Rangers in the areas it operates in to monitor behaviour, movement, breeding patterns, and more to ensure the protection of critical species such as rhinos, elephants, and big cats. The dedicated teams work tirelessly to ensure the next generation has a safe habitat to live in.

 

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