Great Plains Conservation has opened the new Duba Plains Camp, built on the site of the old dismantled camp of the same name, in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
The five guest tents of 120sqm, along with a two-bedroom tented suite, each offer private plunge pools, rosewood decks, inside and outside showers, bath tub, outside sala bed, Canon professional camera equipment and Swarovski binoculars.
The central mess tent has private and communal dining areas, interactive show kitchen, wine cellar, library and media room. From here, the extended deck is the camp’s focal point, with a fire pit, day beds and dining areas overlooking the swamp.
“The opening of the new Duba Plains Camp is the culmination of a loung journey in our relationship with Duba Plains,” says CEO of Great Plains Conservation, Derek Joubert. “We got stuck in a bog in January 1995 and walked into the old Duba Plains for help. About 10 years later, we moved to Duba Plains to film and made it our home. Five yers ago, we were able to buy the area with a hope of rehabilitating it, rebuild the camp and bring this up to a Zarafa-type standard. That day has finally come.”