- Duba Explorers Camp is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway; situated on an island in the northern reaches of the 33,000 hectare Duba concession and surrounded on all sides by pristine Okavango Delta floodplains habitat.
- Member of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World Collection.
- This luxe, intimate eco camp consists of just 5 expedition-style stylishly furnished and designed tents each on raised decking with views of the surrounding floodplain, ensuring a truly intimate experience in one of Africa’s last wild places. Duba Expedition Camp is the only camp in the entire concession.
- The area is the base of many famous wildlife documentaries by National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, due to its ample and frequent wildlife sightings – even while taking a shower!
- Duba Explorers Camp prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences, and rightly so. Guests of the camp enjoy regular sightings of a diverse range of species, including lechwe, kudu, tsessebe,wildebeest and giraffe. Herds of elephants and buffalo move around the camp and hippo trudge through the swamps creating their channels and paths daily. Lions, leopards and even African wild (painted) dogs are spotted regularly.
- Birds abound, and the area is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy spotting Okavango ‘specials’ including the rare Wattled wattled crane, Pel’s Fishing fishing owl, Whitewhite-backed Night night heron and Marsh marsh owl.
- Enjoy guided walks, mokoro and boating opportunities or early morning and late afternoon wildlife drives and revel in the one of the most stunning and varied wildlife areas in the world.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
If you are here for the wildlife then the best way to get up close and personal with the animals is on a drive in customized open Land Cruiser.
Another huge benefit of staying within the conservancies is the ability to appreciate the stunning landscape on foot, peacefully, without the noise of engines. We highly recommend this unforgettable experience. Usually early morning or evening is the best time, as the middle of the day is too hot to venture out of the shade. Wear good walking shoes, a hat, and neutral coloured clothing so as not to alarm the wildlife, and take binoculars. Your guide will have water for you. Walks are led by licensed guides with firearm training.
Zipping through the Okavango Delta’s network of waterways is an invigorating way to get a sense of the scope of this huge wetland. You’ll undoubtedly have wonderful birding and maybe even some hippo, buffalo and elephant sightings. (Boating is a seasonal activity, typically between May and October but varies seasonally).
This is a great activity during mid-day siesta. Make sure you’re with a guide. During January and February there is a moratorium on fishing. Catch-and-release fishing only.
Duba Plains Camp offers a full syllabus of bush craft skills for our young explorers. This is a complimentary program that follows in the footsteps of National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert. An extensive pack will be provided to eager children on arrival, so they can learn about animal calls, how to track wildlife, and other facts and figures about the wild. At the end of a child’s stay, he/she will become a Young Explorer and Conservation Ambassador – ready to go out and tell the world about what they have learned and what they too can do to help protect this beautiful environment.
Duba Explorers Camp is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway set in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Set on a 77,000-acre private concession typifies the region’s unique landscape, this intimate camp consists of five expedition-style tents of light airy canvas on slightly raised decking, each with views of the surrounding floodplain. Each tent is stylishly furnished and designed by Great Plains Conservation Founders and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert, using their unique sensibilities to capture a spirit of exploration. Each room has a campaign writing desk and private verandah as well as en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double vanities and indoor shower.
Duba Explorers Camp prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences, and rightly so. Guests of the camp enjoy regular sightings of a diverse range of species, including lechwe, kudu, tsessebe and giraffe. Herds of elephants and buffalo move around the camp and hippo trudge through the swamps creating their channels and paths daily. Lions, leopards and even African wild (painted) dogs are spotted regularly. Birds abound, and the area is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Duba Explorers’ communal spaces are found within a large marquee set up on a raised deck. This structure is open sided, providing lovely views! The lounge area features plush seating around a central coffee table, wildlife artwork, and interesting artefacts here and there. In the dining area, there’s a large table for communal dining, rather smart upright chairs, and a small yet well-stocked bar. These spaces flow out on to the deck, which has additional lounge furniture. It has a fire-pit area too, with lanterns and campaign chairs.
Guest accommodation at Duba Explorers consists of five tents. In common with the communal structure, each is set up on an elevated deck. The interiors include a double bed with mosquito nets, bedside tables and lighting, a standing fan, a writing desk and chair, seating at the foot of the bed, and ample storage space. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, and walk-in shower. Every tent also benefits from a private veranda, complete with comfy chairs. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy views of the surrounding floodplains, including the local wildlife!
A maximum of ten guests can be accommodate at the Duba Explorers Camp sharing in five tented rooms. Guests enjoy a fully inclusive safari journey at Duba with all activities, meals, park fees, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included (excluding imported and premium spirits). The five tents are built on a wooded island, overlooking a lagoon. An elaborate set of bridges connects the tents to the prolific wildlife area. The tents are made of light airy canvas and set on slightly raised decking, each of which offering magnificent views of the surrounding floodplain. Stylishly furnished with an ‘expedition’ and ‘exploring’ style, the tents feature a writing desk and private verandah in addition to en-suite bathroom facilities including a flush loo, double vanities and indoor shower.
Open-concept dining is implemented at Duba Explorers Camp, with communal meals being taken under canvas with the sights and sounds of the Delta all around. For post-dinner relaxation, retire to the firepit with an Amarula in hand.
The main area is set under sweeping marquee canvas, on raised decking with an open-concept dining and lounge area.
The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, and walk-in shower. Every tent also benefits from a private veranda, complete with comfy chairs. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy views of the surrounding floodplains, including the local wildlife!