What can we say? It was without doubt the best holiday either of us have ever had, and we have been on some good ones in the past. We would like to thank Paul for all his hard work, great patience and his very good advice.
Karen & Martin
DUBA PLAINS CAMP
Duba Plains Camp is one of the Delta’s most remote camps, Duba Plains is a small, intimate camp on an island in a private 30 000-hectare reserve in the furthermost reaches of the Delta, surrounded by expansive seasonally flooded plains and shaded by tall Ebony, Fig and Mangosteen trees.
Accommodation at Duba Plains Camp is made up of six roomy tents with an en-suite bathroom, an outside shower, and a veranda overlooking the floodplain. The dining room and bar area is raised on platforms along with a swimming pool complete with a view. Duba Plains Camp has been the setting for a well known National Geographic documentary of the classic lion and buffalo interaction that is unique to the area. In addition, large herds of elephant feed on the islands and hippo concentrate in deeper channels. Tsessebe and wildebeest dot the plains, while red lechwe are found on the wetter floodplain fringe.
Birdlife is abundant and impressive, with Okavango specials such as Rosy-throated Longclaw, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane being found in the area.
A variety of activities are possible which include game day and night drives, walks and possible mokoro excursions in times of good floods – usually only between May and September. The Duba Plains camp is part of a community participation plan that aims to bring benefits to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta.
Duba Plains Camp is certainly one of the best safari camps in Botswana if your interest is in Lions and you wish to experience them hunting buffalo, which is a speciality of the lions at Duba Plains.