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Leaning upon the reputation of the old school Duba Plains camp which is now newly rebuilt… Duba Explorers gives you another camp where from you may have the chance to witness the incredible interaction between lion and buffalo.
This camp is also newly rebuilt in 2016, beautifully adorned and styled to look a little less permanent. Aside from lion and buffalo the area is good for game viewing and the camp does provide very good game drives together with boating activities depending upon water levels.
This really is a stunning camp with a great atmosphere. Our only feeling is that it perhaps provides you what Selinda Explorers gives you in the Selinda area but it is a shame that it is quite a bit more expensive than Explorers…. but it is really worth it.
Duba Explorers Camp prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences, and rightly so. The diverse wildlife experience is renowned with regular sightings of a diverse range of species, including large herds of Red lechwe along with Greater kudu, tsessebe and even giraffe which in previous years has been a rare sighting.
Of course, elephant and hippo trudge through the swamps happily, and are regularly seen. Leopard, and nocturnal species such as Brown hyena can be sighted as well. Wildlife is a regular sight right in camp! Birds abound, and the area is reputed as a birdwatcher’s paradise. Okavango ‘specials’ include the rare Wattled crane, Pel’s Fishing owl, White-backed Night heron and Marsh owl.
Duba Expedition Camp sits in the heart of classic Okavango Delta habitat. A matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, the 77,000-acre private concession typifies the region’s unique landscape. Located here, exclusively, is the six tent Duba Expedition Camp, a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway. Built on a wooded island, connected to the prolific wildlife area by an elaborate set of bridges, the area is the base of many famous wildlife documentaries by National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
Duba Expedition Camp, and the Duba Plains Concession, where it is located, is part of a joint venture partnership between Great Plains Conservation and the Okavango Community Trust, the representative body for five villages in the Okavango Panhandle. This partnership ensures that these communities receive tangible and substantial benefit from using their ancestral land for wildlife conservation. Botswana is a leader in such partnerships, and our working relationship is a testament to this long-standing example of success in this area.
Game drives (day & night) take place in some of Botswana’s most coveted vehicles. Duba’s unique Toyota Land Cruisers are aptly named ‘Swamp Vehicles’ due to their extra-high suspension and huge tyres – designed to traverse the floodplains and channels of the concession in comfort. These are, of course, open-sided, canopied and customised for photographers (fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars, multi-plug invertors). With just four to six guests each, the Cruisers are fully stocked with drinks and snacks.
While the focus remains on the most comfortable times of day (early to mid-morning and late afternoon to evening) for drives, it is not uncommon to spend full days out in the field, having brunch or even dinner delivered to the vehicles. Our schedule is extremely flexible and guests are encouraged to create their own itinerary according to their interests. Very often, our safaris will continue into the night in search of nocturnal species.
The intimate camp consists of six expedition-style tents of light airy canvas on slightly raised decking, each with views of the surrounding floodplain.
Each tent has a small desk and private verandah plus en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double basins and indoor shower. Fans and careful open-air design maintain comfortable climate for rest and relaxation.
Rates are per person per night – all inclusive
- January - March $965
- April - June 14 $1200
- 15 June - October $1950
- November to 19 December $1200
- 20 December - 10 January $1950
Please note: The above rates are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles guarantees that our rates will be below retail rates.