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Duba Plains Camp

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Duba Plains is without doubt one of the finest small camps in Africa. Set on an island in the furthermost region of the Okavango Delta in a private 30,000 hectare reserve, the 5 safari tents of Duba Plains provide a truly authentic, small camp experience.

The camp is spread across the front of a large floodplain, hidden amongst a canopy of indigenous trees. Each safari tent is raised on wooden platforms with decking areas looking over the hippos munching through the flooded plains in front. Each has en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers Joined together by sand paths cutting through the bush, Duba has a very intimate feel with a small lounge and dining area and a fire place set out in front of the camp to explore the African skies after dinner. The separate swimming pool and hide offer an often much needed rest bite fro the searing African sun.

The main attraction of Duba however is the interaction between its resident lion prides and huge herds of buffalo. Trapped between deciding to escape from three resident prides of lion or staying in the area for the quality of the grass, the herd of buffalo have becoming used to fending of lion prides on a daily basis; prepare to be amazed by the courage of a buffalo defending its calf or the wickedness of a pride stalking a new born.

Duba is at high flood for June and July and when the floods come in, the camp has the added bonus of the water life with makoro and boat trips being offered as well as the day and night game drives or for the more adventurous, walking safaris to track the resident prides. From September to April most years, Duba is a dry camp.

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Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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