With just 5 tents in the Duba private concession, Duba Explorers Camp offers and exclusive safari experience. This charming camp has been designed to echo the adventure and romance of a 1920s safari, couple this with the reputation the area has for large herds of buffalo and lion interaction and a high level of guiding, then it's a perfect setting for an intimate and unforgettable safari experience.
The main tent is open-sided making the most of the vistas and opportunity to spot any wildlife in the vicinity or simply enjoy the views. It is a wonderful spot for relaxing between game drives and soak up the atmosphere with cosy seating areas, a dining area and a large deck which lends itself to dining beneath the stars or sitting around the copper fire-pit at night enjoying the crackling warmth of the fire.
The guest tents are spacious and attention to detail is evident. The decor is in keeping with the theme of a safari of yester-year with mosquito nets draping the large comfy beds, old-fashioned trunks form useful surfaces and storage and attractive persian type rugs adorn the floor. The en-suite bathroom has his and hers gold basins, a shower and a separate toilet. There is a feeling of tasteful luxury about Duba Explorers, with a comforting homely feel to it at the same time.
The setting of this camp is quite simply beautiful and you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Morning and afternoon/evening gamedrives are led by Duba's excellent guides. This area is rich in wildlife and they will do their utmost to give you the best experience they can, be it in a vehicle or on foot. When water levels allow, you will also be able to enjoy motorboat and mokoro excursions on the waterways.
Open: Diba Explorers Camp is open all year.
Location: The camp is on an island located on a 77,000 acre private concession in a remote area of the northern Okavango Delta. It is one of two camps in the concession. The camp has its own airstrip and is about 1 hour's flying time from Kasane and 30-45 minutes from Maun.
Rooms: 5 tented rooms, built on raised wooden decks, all with en-suite bathrooms with shower, twin hand basins and a flush toilet. Bathrobes are provided. Beds have mosquito nets. Each tent has its own deck. Tents are cooled by fans and have windows along 2 side making them light. The camp accommodates a maximum of 10 guests.
Activities: Early morning and late afternoon game drives, guided walks, and boat and mokoro excursions depending on water levels.
Facilities: The main area of the camp is an open-sided tent which houses the lounge and dining area. The spacious deck lends itself to alfresco dining, and also has a unique copper firepit where after dinner drinks can be enjoyed. The views across the plains are spectacular.
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 8.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Limited WiFi is available in guest tents.
Notes: Duba Expedition Camp is run by a partnership of Great Plains Conservation and the Okavango Community Trust.
Great Plains Conservation are front-runners in tackling conservation issues surrounding wildlife, the environment and communities in the areas where they operate.