Duba Plains Camp
Duba Plains Camp enjoys her own, completely private, 33 000 hectare concession in the Northern area of the Okavango. A maze of palm covered islands amongst crystal clear waters of floodplains and dense forests this is prime habitat for the Lions & Leopard that hunt here.
Built by the famous couple Derek and Beverly Joubert the iconic National Geographic movie “Relentless Enemies” was filmed here. As the only lodge in the concession Duba Plains guests benefit from the huge diversity of wildlife and incredible interactions of the local Lion prides and Buffalo herds that are so intricately interwoven. The Lion prides have split in the years following the movie and this has allowed for an influx of spotted cats.
Duba has created the model that ensures the local communities receive the greatest benefit from the lodge. Lease funds, employment and several community based conservation projects all create a positive impact for the local people.
The camps main guest area is huge! A raised dining room, lounge, wine cellar and private dining areas all contribute to the luxurious feel of this camp. Guests at Duba Plains Suite enjoy a private game drive vehicle with their own guide as well as a private butler and chef.
The camp has just 5 luxuriously appointed tents as well as a 2 bed-roomed suite called the Duba Plains Suite. Designed by Derek they blend into the shoreline forests dappled shade with subtle lines that are evocative of the 1920’s.
All the tents are raised on wood platforms ensuring sweeping views over the floodplains and a line of trees’ in the far distance – sunsets are magical from any point in camp. Each tent has it’s own lounge area, spacious main bedroom, private deck and incredible en-suite bathrooms. Double vanity basins, indoor and outside showers and environmentally friendly air-con.
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Consider combining this with Chinzombo in South Luangwa or Serengeti Bushtops in Tanzania.
The African Wild Dog is one of the most unique and important predators in this area, learn more about them with Botswana Wild Dog Conservation.