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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

The brand new 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.

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    Northern Botswana on a 77,000-acre private concession in the Okavango Delta.
  • Tent Details
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    BEDROOM
    • Zipper double doors lead to mid-sized tented rooms;
    • Private verandah with views of floodplains;
    • Canvas is light brown, with netted windows and doors;
    • Either twin or double bed configuration.
    BATHROOM
    • En-suite with flush toilet, shower, double basins;
    • Hot and cold running water;
    • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and hairdryers provided;
    • Hot and cold running water showers.
    TEMPERATURE CONTROL
    • Standing fan.
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    Duba Expedition Camp is only accessible to guests by scheduled air transfers or private air charters. On arrival at the airfield, the transfer to camp is approximately seven minutes. Duba Expedition Camp’s (category B) airfield is licensed for aircraft as large as a King Air, Pilatus PC-12 and Cessna Caravan. The co-ordinates are S19″01.901′; E22″42.712′. The distance from Maun to Duba Expeditions Airfield is 130km, and flying time in a Cessna Caravan is between 30 and 45 minutes. Duba Expeditions is roughly 290km from Kasane with a flight time of an hour in a Cessna Caravan. Flying times naturally vary depending on the type of aircraft used and prevailing weather conditions.
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    Duba Expedition Camp is a fully integrated community empowerment project on land leased directly from five local communities, who in turn receive all of the lease revenue. Capacity-building is a priority and currently 80% of the staff at Duba Expedition Camp come from these communities. Since May 2010 we have been working constantly on plans to ensure we maintain and improve our sustainable operations whilst reducing our footprint on the environment. With the successes and lessons learned from our other Botswana properties at Selinda and Zarafa, Duba Expedition Camp will adhere to similar standards of responsible environment implementation practises as well as ensuring environmental mitigation (associated with driving in boggy substrate). We are committed to developing an ever-lighter footprint.
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    POSSIBILITY OF DISABLED ACCESS
    • The camp layout is not conducive to wheelchairbound guests due to dirt pathways and uneventerrain.
    CENTRAL FACILITIES/ COMMON AREAS
    • Main marquee canvas area with lounge anddining;
    • Outdoor fire pit;
    • Coffee/tea station.
    POWER & COMMUNICATIONS
    SOURCE
    • The camp is run by sola power;
    • The system produces 220V, 24-hour electricityto the tents and main area;
    • Universal plug points in each tent.
    LAUNDRY
    • Included in nightly tariff - next day service,weather permitting.
    SHOP/BOUTIQUE
    • Selling locally and regionally produced crafts,many of which support local communityprojects in the nearby Okavango panhandle.
    SPA/GYM
    • Yoga mats, weights and bands are provided ineach suite.
    EQUIPMENT
    • Swarovski 8x42 binoculars in every guest tent.
    PRIVATE VEHICLE
    • Available at additional cost, based onavailability.
    INTERNET & MOBILE
    • Limited Wi-Fi available in guest tents.
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    MALARIA
    • Minimal – Malaria prophylaxis are recommended if guests are concerned but this is a remote area with little occurrence.
    MEDICAL CARE
    • Guests must hold comprehensive medical insurance and emergency evacuation insurance;
    • Senior staff all has first aid training;
    • Nearest decent medical facility is in Maun, and then Johannesburg.
    RISK OF DANGEROUS ANIMALS
    • Moderate – high predator density area.
    SECURITY MEASURES
    • None. There are no populations nearby, and no uninvited guests.
    FIRE SAFETY
    • Fire extinguishers in every tent.
    MONEY MATTERS
    SAFES
    • Safes are provided in every room.
    ACCEPTED PAYMENT ON LOCATION
    • All-inclusive. Staff gratuities can be paid in Botswana Pula, South African Rands, US Dollars (2004 bills or later only) or GB Pounds;
    • Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted (No Amex or Diners).
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    • We look forward to having children stay with us that are 6 years and older;
    • Families with children 6-11 could be accommodated in the same vehicle as other guests;
    • Children under 6 will be considered, if the group books the entire camp on exclusive use;
    • Young children must be supervised as the camp is open, with high predator densities in and around camp and there is water surrounding camp.
    • Children must be a minimum of 12 years old to participate in extensive walking activities (Young explorers program excepted).
    • Young Explorers program – thoughtfully designed to explore a range of experiences and topics from birding to cooking to art to tracking wildlife.
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Duba Expedition Camp
6 Guest tents + Pilot/guide tent
01 April - 14 June &
01 November - 19 December 2017
15 June - 31 October 2017 20 December 2017 - 10 January 2018
- US$  per person per night sharing $ 1 250 $ 1 800 $ 1 450
- US$  single supplement No Charge $ 900 $ 725
- US$  child sharing with adults  (6-15 years) $ 625 $ 900 $ 725

Free Bush Boarding Pass

Enjoy an authentic Botswana safari experience with us, and fly for free


 •    Free flights to/from any Great Plains Conservation camp.Valid for all scheduled air transfers, that we book for you, starting/ending at Maun / Kasane airports and/or all other camps within the greater Delta, Linyanti and Chobe regions ;

•     Not valid for additional camera (freight) seats, pilot / guides rates;

•     Free inter camp air transfer offer applicable to all standard guest rate accommodation reservations.  No minimum stay requirements, however, for stays of a 
combination of 6 nights or more at Duba Expedition Camp and/or Selinda Camp/Zarafa Camp & Dhow Suites, a free helicopter transfer is available; 
See our Heli The Spillway special offer;


•    This offer is valid for all new reservations that travel between 01 October 2016 - 31 May 2017.

Flight : GPC121 Date 01/10/16 - 31/05/17

Heli the Selinda Thrillway

Combining the Selinda Reserve with Duba Plains is a perfect pairing of Botswana’s most
esteemed wildlife areas. And we’ve now made it all the sweeter. And more irresistible...

For guests staying at Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suites combined with Duba Plains for a minimum of 6 nights, the inter-camp air transfer will now be a FREE helicopter transfer!
This 35 minute helicopter flight offers a uniquely spectacular aerial view of the Northern Okavango Delta region between the Selinda Reserve and Duba Plains.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Valid for all new reservations travelling until 10 January 2018;
Not valid for guides and tour leaders;
Minimum 6 night stay required between Duba Plains and either Selinda or Zarafa camp in any combination of nights;
Minimum 2 guests per transfer;
This offer can be combined with our  Botswana Fly Free special offer for stay between 01 October 2016 and 31 May 2017
 

  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all conservation/park fees, scheduled activities, meals, laundry, return airstrip road transfers, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne). 
  • Exclusive of mandatory nightly conservation levy, flights and relevant spa services.
  • Pilot/Guide and private vehicle rates are nett and non-commissionable. 
  • Each tent includes one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars for complimentary use.


CHILD POLICY

  • Minimum age is 6 years. 
  • Child rates are applicable for one child aged 15 and younger sharing with two adults in a tent.
  • Children 16 and older will pay applicable adult rates and be accommodated in a separate tent.

GENERAL NOTES
• All city services and ground transfers, conservation/park fees, levies, and air transfers are excluded unless otherwise noted.
• Standard Terms and Conditions apply - a copy of which is available on request.
• Rates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, fuel levies, surcharges, government decree, or items of this nature.
• Comprehensive medical and travel insurance is required for all guests travelling to the properties and is a condition of travel and stay.

Great Plains Conservation Child Policy
These general guidelines apply to all of the Great Plains Conservation properties:
• Families at all our camps will be on shared activities with other guests.
• The minimum age requirement for walking and canoeing is 12 years in all camps except Selinda Explorers Camp where activities will be adjusted for children 10 years and older.
• Children 15 and younger must share a room with at least one adult.
• On the Selinda Adventure Trail, children 10 to 15 years (inclusive) are welcome on departures that have been booked on a private basis. This allows the guide and crew to adjust the daily walking and/or canoeing distances to suit the family’s needs.
• The child rate is based on a child sharing with two adults (except ol Donyo Lodge, Mara Plains and Selinda Camp family rooms where is is up to two children sharing with two adults). If this configuration is not possible, then it may be that the child will be charged the applicable adult rate.
• We evaluate each booking to ensure we deliver the best possible safari experience to all our guests in camp. In some cases, we may need to turn away a family booking in order to do so; we will do everything possible to try and avoid that outcome.
• Our camps are located in wildlife zones that are not fenced in and there are no child care facilities in our camps. Parents/guardians must be watchful of and responsible for their children at all times.
• Each of our camps has a unique child policy based on the size, location and structure of the camp. Please consult each camp’s rate page for specifics.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Number of Guests

    Number of Guests

    A maximum of 12 guests sharing in six tented rooms, plus an additional guide’s tent as required. Children from 6
  • Activities

    Activities

    Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives in an open 4×4 vehicle and boat-based activities when water levels permit.
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Fully inclusive of all activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium spirits). Flight transfers are
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