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Dallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have had the good fortune of visiting Duba many times over the years in many seasons. It never fails to absolutely meet or exceed expectations. The camp is being rebuilt and the temporary facility was excellent. The new camp looks like it will be as beautiful as the Zarafa sister camp. What is great about this...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a wonderful time at Duba Expedition camp. We spent New Year's Eve, and my daughter's birthday there, and everything was organised with tremendous attention to detail, far beyond the call of duty. For instance, Jessica, one of the camp managers and a celebrated pastry chef, had gone to the trouble of making a beautiful cake for Tessa's birthday,...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Just returned from a visit to to Duba -- we had a terrific experience! We couldn't have asked for a better setting for our first trip to Botswana -- the camp itself is gorgeously situated, the staff was warm and welcoming, the food was exceptional (thanks, Herman!) and our guide, Kops, was just wonderful (knowledgable, kind, fun). In addition to...

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Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you want to experience African wildlife up close, this is the place. The Duba staff is very friendly, competent and courteous. The amenities are first class. The food is excellent. The big draw here is the lions that have adapted to prey on Cape buffalo. Birding is excellent. We saw a martial eagle swoop down and catch a warthog....

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Duba Expedition Camp (Note this is a different camp than the main camp that is currently being renovated) was fantastic. We were lucky enough to have our own guide, Vundi, who we loved. Vundi is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and a great tracker. His love of the land and animals is contagious and he's a great asset to Duba Plains. Speaking...

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Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Our experience at Duba could not have been better. Alistair, Jessica, and Kerry along with all of the staff provided a fun and hospitable environment. Chef Herman was amazing--very fun, enthusiastic, and provided us with excellent food. They even surprised me with a birthday cake :-). Our guides were outstanding...half of our group was with Vundi and we were with...

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

Hi Heather. So great to hear from you here on Trip Advisor and so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here at Duba Expedition Camp. We loved having you all and are forever grateful for everything you are doing to help save our precious rhinos. Look forward to another champagne breakfast with you all one day ... Best wishes...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We just returned from an 8 day excursion, first to Duba then on to Selinda. The experience could not have been more superb. At Duba we were with 4 other friends. From the time we set foot in the Maun airport, we knew this was going to be a special experience. Pete and Sharon were there to greet us and...

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

So glad to have been a part of making this such a special experience for you. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all and are so grateful for people like you making such a huge effort for conservation - thank you. We look forward to seeing you all again some day. Warm regards, The Duba Expedition Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Duba Plains: A lovely luxurious camp with a fabulous eccentric chef, Herman. Staff pleasant. The plains with their intersecting waterways were beautiful. However wild life was very disappointing indeed. Although we were advised that the Lion population was reduced that was a vastly underplayed statement. There was only one small Lion Pride and two buffalo. An extreme reduction that (per...

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

Hi Linda, so sorry you were disappointed with the game here at Duba Expedition Camp, it does sometimes go like that and it's all so unpredictable, no two days are ever the same and nothing can ever really be guaranteed, which is what makes it so exciting too. Great that you loved the camp and our eccentric chef Herman, who...

Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The camp we stayed at was temporary while they renovate the original site (apparently in future there will be two camps- one of which will be super luxurious and high end). The accommodation at the camp was very nice and the staff accommodating and friendly. This was they only camp we'd been to where there was a chef who presented...

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

So glad you had such a great time with BT, he is an absolute gem and I know he'll be thrilled to read your review. It was great having you, I know Herman enjoyed cooking for you, and we'd certainly love to have you back with us at the new Duba Plains camp, all the best and thank you again...

Englewood, Colorado
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We just spent for nights at Duba Expedition Camp. Generally my husband and I only travel to each place once since there is so much to see around the world and we want to experience as many locations as we can....This was our second time at Duba and we are already talking about going back again and staying even longer...

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

Very happy to hear you had another great experience at Duba, this time at our new Expedition Camp. Kops is an absolute legend, will call him over to have a look at this great review and pass it on to the rest of the staff too. Hello from all of us here, we'd love to see you again next year.

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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: $1,316 - $1,700 (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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“#4 provides a good view of the channel and wildlife viewing from your deck.”
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“Room 6 is the best & farthest from the main camp!”
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“Tent overlooking the lagoon if possible”
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