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Media, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Linda G
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... More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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... More 

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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... More 

Englewood, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

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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... More 

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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. More 

Shanghai, China
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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... More 

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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 More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

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

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... More 

Brisbane
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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... More 

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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... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Duba Expedition Camp

Address: Botswana (Formerly Duba Plains Camp)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: RM4,161 - RM5,375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Duba Expedition Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Duba Plains Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Duba Expedition Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“All are great”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is the best & farthest from the main camp!”
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“I think all the safari tents are identical”
 of 5 bubbles googlypanda, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Tent overlooking the lagoon if possible”
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“If available, ask for Spike. He is an amazing guide!!”
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