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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 renowned and totally brand new Duba Plains Camp, which opened in March 2017, sits in the heart the  Okavango Delta. A recent guest said it all, “I am not a religious person but I now understand that the Garden of Eden can now in fact be found at Duba Plains.” A matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, the 77,000 acre  private concession typifies the region’s unique landscape. Duba Plains Camp offers 5 bespoke tents, in addition to a separate 2 bedroom suite aptly named the Duba Plains Suite, all designed by Dereck Joubert to fit into the forest and to take advantage of the shapes and textures of shade but also to evoke the old classic African safari style of the 1920’s. It is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway with literally thousands of animals in an almost endless pattern across the flood plains.

Many consider Duba Plains to be the Okavango’s Maasai Mara because of the sheer volume of wildlife. This is the place that owners, and National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert chose for their home base. Great Plains Conservation is the only operator on the concession, thereby offering guests the ultimate opportunity for private wildlife sightings.

Duba Plains Camp, is part of a joint venture partnership between Great Plains Conservation and the Duba Plains Concession, creating maximum benefit to the community nearby with lease funds, jobs and other benefits like our Big Cats Caring for Communities project. This partnership ensures that these communities receive tangible and substantial benefits from allowing their ancestral land for wildlife conservation. Botswana is a leader in such partnerships, and Duba Plains is a long-standing example of this successful partnership.

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    The intimate camp consists of five traditional-style tents. There is also the separate 2 bedroom Duba Plains Suite available for guests. All the rooms are raised on recycled railway sleeper decking and offer guests amazing views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Each tent has a lounge area, with place to write and do your photographic downloads, as well as the opportunity for private dining in your tent. Each offers a private verandah plus beautifully appointed en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double basins and indoor and outdoor showers and luxurious baths. Ceiling fans, an environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over the guests bed, and careful tent design maintain comfortable climate for rest and relaxation. Guests will be able to enjoy their own private plunge pool and outdoor under cover sala/day rest area. The main area consists of a large raised dining room, and comfortable lounge with private dining areas, wine cellar and library, with ample space for our guests to either get away and be private or be all together if they want to. Guests staying at the Duba Plains Suite automatically enjoy the services of a private game drive vehicle with their own guide as well as a private butler and chef. The camp’s centre-point is the gathering place of all bush experiences – the fire place on an extended deck into the swamp.
    Duba Plains prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences and intimate up close exposure to the best of the best wildlife, from lions and leopards to elephants and buffalo and everything in between. Duba Plains is also known for interesting Kalahari species like Aardwolf and Pangolins.
    Each of our camps have executive chefs and a hand picked wine list. Duba Plains is no exception and boasts a cellar of a few hundred bottles of wine from friends of the Jouberts – winemakers who tell their story beyond the bottle, conservationists, people who have a community they support or something they give back besides being on the Great Plains Wine Selection for the quality of their wines. We will offer the service of shipping cases of wine to our guests should they fall in love with a particular blend or label during their stay.
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    Northern Botswana on a 77,000-acre private concession in the Okavango Delta. Flight transfers are additional and can be arranged on your behalf.
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    Duba Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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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Duba Plains Camp
6 Guest tents + Pilot/guide tent
01 April - 14 June &
01 November - 19 December 2018
15 June - 31 October 2018 20 December 2018 - 10 January 2019
- US$  per person per night sharing $ 1 900 $ 2 800 $ 2 050
- US$  single supplement No Charge $ 1 400 $ 1 025
- US$  child sharing with adults  (6-15 years) $ 950 $ 1 400 $ 1 025
Duba Plains  Suites
An exclusive use safari suite offering two separate bedrooms - each with private in-room dining areas and pool - in addition to a shared dining and lounge area.
Guests are hosted exclusively by their own butler and chef. Guest residing in the Suites will have use of a private game drive vehicle.
01 April - 14 June &
01 November - 19 December 2018
15 June - 31 October 2018 20 December 2018 - 10 January 2019
-  US$ per night on exclusive use only $ 9 120 $ 13 440 $ 9 840

Duba Plains Camp
6 Guest tents + Pilot/guide tent
11 Jan - 31 Mar 2019 01 Apr - 14 Jun
& 01 Nov - 19 Dec 2019
15 Jun - 31 Oct 2019 20 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
- US$  per person per night sharing $ 1 460 $ 1 995 $ 2 900 $ 2 125
- US$  single supplement No Charge No Charge $ 1 450 $ 1 063
- US$  child sharing with adults  (6-15 years) $ 730 $ 998 $ 1 450 $ 1 063
- US$   Guide/Pilot rate per night $ 270
- US$   private vehicle rate $ 875 per vehicle per night
- US$  Conservation levy $ 18 per person per night
Duba Plains  Suites
An exclusive use safari suite offering two separate bedrooms - each with private in-room dining areas and pool - in addition to a shared dining and lounge area.
Guests are hosted exclusively by their own butler and chef. Guest residing in the Suites will have use of a private game drive vehicle.
11 Jan - 31 Mar 2019 01 Apr - 14 Jun
& 01 Nov - 19 Dec 2019
15 Jun - 31 Oct 2019 20 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
-  US$ per night on exclusive use only $ 7 008 $ 9 576 $ 13 920 $ 10 200

NOTES 

  •  Fully inclusive of accommodation, scheduled wildlife activities, meals, daily laundry, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brand spirits and champagne). 
  •  Exclusive of mandatory nightly conservation levy, flights and relevant spa services. 
  •  Pilot/Guide and private vehicle rates are nett and non-commissionable. 
  •  Every tent, including the Duba Plains Suites, come with a complete camera kit of the latest Canon 5D, 100-400mm and wide angle lens in addition to a pair of 8x42 binoculars for guest’s complimentary private use. - The Duba Plains Suite is an exclusive use two-bedroom suite which can accommodate 4 adults sharing or a maximum of 5 for families with children. Exceptions may apply. 

CHILD POLICY 

Duba Plains 

  •  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. 
  •  Families will be combined with other guests on all activities. 

Duba Plains Suite 

  • Minimum age is 6 years. 
  • Child rates and private vehicle requirements do not apply because camp is sold on exclusive use basis only

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.

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GENERAL NOTES RELATED TO ALL RATES IN THIS MANUAL

ACTIVITY DUBA PLAINS & DUBA SUITE
Day Drives
Night Drives
Guided Walks
Boating #
Mokoro  
Canoeing  
Main Swimming Pool  
Private Plunge Pools
Horseback Riding  
Cultural Interaction *
Hot-Air Ballooning  
Spa/Massage *
Gym
Fishing (Seasonal)
Mountain Biking  
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(•) Included in the nightly rate | (*) This activity is available for an additional fee | (#) This activity is water level dependent

OUR SPECIAL OFFERS FOR YOU 2018
valid for any new bookings
  • Unlock the Magic: Stay for a minimum of four nights at any of the above safari camps and only pay for three.
  • Botswana Adventure Awaits: Stay with us on a minimum four night safari, combining our Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves, and receive a free fixed wing flight between the two reserves.
  • Botswana in Photo Season: Stay for a minimum six nights, combing the Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves and all your inter-camp fixed wing air transfers are free between Maun or other Okavango/Linyanti camps.
Note: These offers are valid 01 November 2017 - 31 March 2018 (excl. 20 December 2017-10 January 2018) but do not include stays at Selinda Explorers Camp or Duba Expedition Camp. Offers are not combinable.

  • Heli the Selinda Thrillway: Stay for a minimum six nights, combining our Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves during the annual flood season and experience a free helicopter air transfers between the two reserves along the route of the Selinda Spillway. Valid
Note: This offer is valid for all stays between 01 April & 30 September 2018, based on a minimum of two confirmed guests. Selinda Explorers Camp or Selinda Adventure Trails are not included in this offer.

Great Plains' Plane, a 9 seat executive aircraft. Note: Seat configuration is now all forward facing


Upgrade your free flights in Botswana by paying the difference between the published normal fixed wing flights and our Executive Grand Caravan rates. Valid only on the routings: Maun-Duba-Selinda-Duba-Maun and not to any other destination or third-party camps.
Download the published   2018 rates for these flights and all the Great Plains Conservation camp rates in Botswana and Kenya.
 
SEASONAL SPECIAL OFFERS
 
01 November 2018 - 31 May 2019
(excluding stays between 20 December 2018 - 10 January 2019)
01 June - 31 October 2019
Stay 4 / Pay 3 Stay 8 / Pay 6 Stay 4 / Fly Free Stay 6 / Fly Free Heli the Thrillway
Yes = Yes & Yes ^ Yes # Yes ~

GENERAL NOTES

  •  Offers are valid to all standard guest U$D rate accommodation reservations.
  •  Free night offers include accommodation only - any park or conservation fees are still applicable.
  •  International and regional flights and scheduled inter camp air transfers are additional except to free flying offers.
  •  Guide rates and private game drive vehicle hire rates are additional.
  •  Offers are stand alone offers and not combinable. For example free flying offers cannot be combined with free night offers.
Botswana Camp specific notes: 
  •  = Stay a total of 4 nights at either Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp, Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and only pay for 3 nights - 1 night free.
  •  & Stay a total of 8 nights combining Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp with either Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and only pay for 6 nights - 2 nights free. Free nights are at the lowest priced camp.
  •  ^ Stay a total of 4 nights combining Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp with either Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and receive a free intercamp fixed wing air transfer.
  •  # Stay a total of 6 nights combining Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp with either Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and receive free intercamp fixed wing air transfer as well as return air transfers between Maun, Kasane or other Okavango Delta / Linyanti based camps.
  •  Above offers valid for reservations staying between 01 November 2018 - 31 May 2019 (excluding stays between 20 December 2018 - 10 January 2019).
  •  ~ Stay a total of 6 nights combining Duba Explorers Camp, Duba Plains Camp or Duba Plains Suite with Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and receive free intercamp Helicopter air transfer.
  •  Heli the Thrillway offer only valid 01 June - 31 October 2019.