Duba Plains Camp

An intimate, traditional space where hearts and spirits find inspiration in a history rich with extraordinary wildlife stories…



Duba Plains Camp, the epitome of the Botswana safari, sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The private 33,000-hectare Duba Plains reserve is a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland. This is the area that Great Plains Conservation co-founders, National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers Dereck and Beverly Joubert chose for their home base for filming.

The camp at Duba Plains offers five bespoke suites. The camp design ensures it blends into the landscape whilst evoking the classic African safari style of the 1920s. All the rooms are on raised recycled railway sleeper decking. Each suite affords guests stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Each suite has a 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 ensures a comfortable climate. Enjoy your private verandah, complete with a plunge pool and shaded sala.

Duba Plains Camp’s main area consists of a large raised dining room, comfortable lounge, interactive kitchen, wine cellar and library. The camp’s centre point is the gathering place of all your bush experiences. Its extended deck, under the giant ebony trees, is perfect for al fresco outdoor dining.

Duba Plains prides itself on its extraordinary Botswana safari wildlife experiences. Here you will enjoy intimate and up-close wildlife viewing opportunities, from lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo and everything in between. Duba Plains is also known for interesting Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins.

A recent guest captured it perfectly when he said, “I am not a religious person, but I now understand that Duba Plains is the Garden of Eden.”

Duba Plains Camp and its neighbouring 2-bedroomed Duba Plains Suite are proudly Great Plains Réserve Collection camps. Fellow Relais & Chateaux members are our Selinda Camp and its private 2-bedroomed Selinda Suite, as well as our Zarafa Camp with its private 2-bedroomed Zarafa Dhow Suite. These camps are the only Botswana members of Relais & Châteaux.

Quick Facts


Fully inclusive of a wide range of wildlife viewing and outdoor activities, all meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including imported spirits and champagne. Daily scheduled air transfers from Maun, Kasane and other Botswana located safari camps are included in the nightly rates.

Solar-powered heating and cooling air conditioning is provided over the guest’s bed area for their comfort.

An additional guide’s tent is available.

Conservation fees are at an additional cost.

Complimentary Wifi is available for guests to access in their suite.

Number of Guests

Duba Plains Camp can accommodate up to 10 guests sharing in five suites, each with its own private outdoor seating area, wrap-around deck and private pool.

Children from 6 years are welcome.

An additional guide’s tent is available.


Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives in an open 4×4 vehicle and boat-based activities when water levels permit.


Duba Plains Camp is located in the private  33,000 hectares Duba Plains Reserve in the northern reaches of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Flight transfers are additional and can be arranged on your behalf.

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We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few pounds or kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for our Conservation Education Program and our Women’s Craft Groups operating in Gudigwa and Seronga, you will make a priceless impact in the lives of local children and families.

Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our projects.