Rating: Deluxe Price from: £600 - £900 pp full board
Duba Plains is a 6 tent camp situated in a private game reserve in a remote area of the Okavango Delta. The camp is set on an island amongst tall ebony and fig trees and surrounded by expansive floodplains and grasslands.
The spacious tents all have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and outside showers. Each has its own veranda overlooking the floodplains. The lounge and dining areas are set under thatch and raised off the ground. There is a plunge pool and a large deck area where guests can relax.
Activities offered include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and boating. The area is known for its plentiful wildlife and there are opportunities to see lions, buffalos, elephants, cheetahs, wildebeest and hippos. There is also abundant bird life.
Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Open: Open all year.
Location: The camp islocated on an attractive tree-covered island in a private game reserve in a remote area of the northern Okavango Delta.
Rooms: 6 meru-style tented rooms, built on raised wooden decks, all with en-suite bathrooms plus an outdoor shower.
Activities: Day and night game drives, nature walks, bird watching and boat cruises – depending on water levels.
Facilities: The main area of the camp is a thatched building which houses the lounge and a small library, the main dining area and deck and the bar. All on set on raised decks with views of the camp fire and across the plains. There is a plunge pool with a deck and sun loungers and a curio shop.&
Dining: Most meals are served on the outdoor dining deck, though can be served indoors if preferred. Meals are usually eaten communally around one long table.
Children: The camp accepts children over the age of 9.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no mobile reception, no direct telephone or fax and no email. Communication with the Maun office is via radio.
Duba is owned by some of the 'good guys', but when the audit was done they had only recently taken it on. They started well but we expect a higher score on the next audit.
"Hard to believe we were staying at a temporary camp. All the tents are situated overlooking water where herons, storks and the occasional elephant visit. These are really well spaced and so you have no knowledge that your neighbours are around. While Selinda uses refillable metal water bottles, unfortunately Duba Plains uses plastic bottled water, something that could be improved. Food was excellent, three main course options and flexible timings. "
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499