News from Duba plains
Great Plains Conservation’s new Duba Plains Camp, in a 77,000 acre private concession of the northern Okavango Delta, has become only the second Relais & Châteaux member property in Botswana. The new camp, which opened in March 2017, has five vast, pool-suites and an exclusive-use two bedroom Duba Plains Suite.
Duba Plains Camp joins sister camp, Zarafa Camp & Zarafa Dhow Suites in the Selinda Reserve, achieving this highest accolade of this prestigious membership organization. Like Zarafa, each tent at Duba Plains Camp comes equipped with a set of Canon 5D cameras and Swarovski binoculars for guests use. The main mess tent includes an interactive chef’s kitchen, a wine cellar, media centre for photo and video editing and an extensive library, all overlooking the permanent waters of the inner Okavango Delta.
Duba Expedition Camp, presently sharing the same central ground in the Duba Plains concession, will be relocated to the north of the concession in an equally large traversing area that both camps presently enjoy. The camp will close on 1 December 2017 and reopen on the 1 April 2018 with five tents. This move is to minimize environmental pressure on the land and wildlife by separating the two camps, maintaining exclusivity, as well as exploring further into what was previously unexplored two-thirds of the concession. This northern sector is as prolific with wildlife movements from the greater Kwedi concession and surrounding areas and will be able to afford day/night drives, boating and walks.
A new camp will open in the remote centre of the Selinda Reserve in December 2018, Selinda Pioneers Camp. This will be an authentic, back-to-nature camp, in the same vein as it’s incredibly popular Selinda Explorers Camp.