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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Living in luxury and being in the true wild is a difficult combination to perfect - but our hosts at Duba managed! The rooms and lounge/dining room/ deck are all beautifully set up and tastefully furnished. - we had elephants outside of our room for three of the four nights - the guides are great people - friendly and Knowledgeable...

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carymurdoch, Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Hi David, we loved having you and Annie here with us. Thanks for this review, so happy to hear you had such a great time. Will pass your kind words on to the rest of the team. Hope to see you guys again here in the Delta, perhaps at the new Duba Plains? All the best.

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was the 7th of our 9 camp safari tour of July 2016! Yellow Zebra Safaris arranged for us to experience a wide variety of camps in South Africa & Botswana and Duba was a great stop! This is a temporary camp. New one is going up where the old one used to be and for info, they will build...

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carymurdoch, Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Hey Arnie, thanks for the review and glad the chocolate cake lived up to your expectations, I'll let Herman know. Great having you here with us and we look forward to seeing you again at the new Duba Plains Camp. Regards from all of us here at the Expedition Camp

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Our family spent 3 awesome days at Duba. Lodging was superb with every amenity one can wish for. Excellent and creative food , very friendly and helpful staff. Saw every animal (elephants giraffes leopards zebras lions hippos kudus etc) we expected at close range. Our guide Vundi is very knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend and return.

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carymurdoch, Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time here with us at Duba and that the game viewing was so great - I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Vundi. We'd love to see you here with us again. Regards from all of us here in camp, and thank you for taking the time to write...

Reviewed 16 June 2016

This was our first safari and our second camp. We were transferred from Selinda camp to Duba via helicopter for an amazing aerial view of the Okavonga Delta including wildlife. The camp was meticulous and staff were friendly and extremely attentive. Our guide, Vundi, successfully made my husband's dreams come true when we witnessed a lion kill. He cannot stop...

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How wonderful to hear from John and yourself, Judie, and we really are very genuinely happy to hear how you enjoyed yourselves here with us at our new Duba Expedition Camp. Such positive feedback is greatly encouraging for us and for the rest of the Great Plains team, so thank you for taking time out of your day to let...

Brisbane
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My daughter and I had the pleasure of visiting Duba Plains camp in May this year. The experience from beginning to end was just wonderful. The camp is located in the wet area of the delta and doing game drives through the water is really very thrilling. We loved our very comfortable safari tent, glamping at its finest(yes there is...

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carymurdoch, Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

How lovely to hear from you and Courtney and so encouraging to receive such lovely feedback from the two of you. We certainly enjoyed your company and are happy to hear you enjoyed ours too. A very special trip for the two of you and we're glad that we could help make it everything that you could have hoped and...

kent
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The camp is fully tented but the personal tents are fully equipped with king size bed (fully netted) , double hand basins, shower and flush toilets. The staff are anxious to make your stay as stress free as possible and very accommodating to all requests. The guide we had (BT) was excellent providing a great safari experience. Chefs standards were...

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carymurdoch, Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Hello from Duba. What a great review, thank you for taking the time to let others know of your wonderful experience here with us at our new Expedition Camp, we couldn't have wished for more positive feedback and for you to have had a better experience than you clearly did. Best wishes from all of us here in the Delta,...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I had the pleasure of being in Duba Plains with four close friends. Our trip was arranged by Piper and Heath. I have gone on 3 other safaris with them, and they never disappoint so I was excited about this itinerary. It was the first time to Duba Plains and it was an incredible experience. The wildlife, the ambiance and...

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Hi there ! How good to hear from you! Firstly, we are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at Duba Plains. It makes us happy to know that you have fond memories with good friends whilst in our little piece of paradise. Duba Plains is beautifully green and lush at the moment. The water is starting...

Mondsee
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We had an outstanding experience 2 weeks ago in Duba Plains Camp. We stayed for 5 nights and had an private guide/vehicle to optimize our wildlife photographic opportunities. Our Guide Kops did a wonderful job and each single game drive was different and rich of sightings. Most enjoyable have been the early morning starts - the sunrise is just unbelievable...

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Dear Wolfgang and Gabriele Warmest greetings back to you in Salzburg! We are delighted to hear that you felt at home at Duba Plains and enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you are happy with the pictures you took too. The images you showed us while with us were very beautiful! We have not seen the leopards this past...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We had a wonderful time a Duba Plains, although it was obvious that the camp was at the end of its service. Plans to totally rebuild are in the works. The grounds were pretty shabby, although the inside of our tent was quite nice and more than adequate. The staff was wonderful and the food absolutely first-rate. Game viewing in...

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Duba Expedition Camp, responded to this review

Hi there! We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the current Duba Plains camp facilities very much. We do try to leave the campgrounds in a natural condition and try to not interfere into nature much, hence no mowed lawns and gardens. The good news is that two weeks ago we started with the building of our brand...

Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Connie was our gracious hostess at this camp, she made us feel welcomed and at home. The service was 5 star, the staff were professional, polite, and accommodating. The lodge and tents had the look and feel of a Ralph Lauren ad. It was comfortable, rustic sophistication. As for the animals, we saw all the usual elephants and lions, but...

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Hello Sharla, We feel honoured to be compared with Ralph Lauren style, many thanks! You would be surprised to see how camp has changed after our recent rains as everything looks very clean and fresh, the bush got thicker and the first grass should be coming out soon. The animals look healthier and more relaxed and babies abound. Tiny youngsters...

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Duba Expedition Camp - Kwedi Private Concession, Northern Okavango Delta, Botswana. 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. It is the only camp on the concession, thereby offering guests the ultimate opportunity for private sightings. Duba Expedition Camp, and the Kwedi Reserve, 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.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. The main area is under sweeping marquis canvas, on raised decking and consists of an open-concept dining and lounge area which opens to the outdoors on all sides. In the evenings, the fire pit is always a popular spot to enjoy an Amarula and recount the day's events. Duba Expedition Camp prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences, and rightly so. The homogenous experience of wildlife 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Botswana (Formerly Duba Plains Camp)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $1,248 - $1,612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Duba Expedition Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Duba Plains Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Duba Expedition Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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