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Welcome to Duba Plains Camp

Where Wildlife Stories Come to Life...

Duba Plains Camp, nestled in the heart of Botswana’s northern Okavango Delta, is the quintessential Botswana safari experience. This private 33,000-hectare reserve, an intricate tapestry of palm-studded islands, floodplains, and woodlands, was chosen as the home base for National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists, and explorers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

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 ensure a comfortable climate. Enjoy a private verandah, complete with a plunge pool and shaded sala.

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The heart of Duba Plains Camp features a raised, central dining room, a cosy lounge and library, an interactive kitchen, a wine cellar, and a private space where guests can work on their photos taken during their stay – the gathering place for all their bush experiences. The extended deck, nestled beneath towering ebony trees, invites guests to dine al fresco.

Duba Plains Camp is renowned for its extraordinary wildlife experiences. From lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo, and a fascinating array of Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins, our reserve offers intimate and up-close wildlife encounters that will leave you breathless. Wildlife viewing activities include heading out with your guide in an open, 4×4 safari vehicle or a guided walk. There is also the opportunity of viewing wildlife up close from motorised boat or by drifting along the Okavango’s water by mekoro.

One guest aptly described Duba Plains as the “Garden of Eden.” Here, you’ll truly connect with nature.

Duba Plains Camp is part of the Great Plains Réserve-Collection and is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux. Our commitment to preserving the environment extends beyond our camps. We proudly support the Rhinos Without Borders project. Together, we’re making a difference in rhino conservation.

Your safari adventure begins here, where history, luxury, and wildlife converge in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness.

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$ 1 935
11 January – 31 March 2024

$ 2 460
01 April – 14 June 2024 & 01 November – 19 December 2024

$ 3 665
15 June – 31 October 2024 & 20 December 2024 – 10 January 2025

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

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In addition to our own programs, Great Plains Foundation keeps a list of school needs in the countries where we work.

Needed items can be hand-carried by travellers or we can help purchase them locally. To learn more or to help support students and educators as part of your trip please reach out to