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Duba Expedition Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Exclusive location
- Private concession
- Superb game viewing
- Birdwatcher's paradise

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Overview

The recently-built Duba Expedition Camp is set alone in the private Duba Concession on a secluded, wooded island in the heart of the stunning Okavango Delta. This prolific wildlife area in northern Botswana, accessible via light aircraft, offers a unique ecology and a wonderfully diverse safari experience.

The camp is connected to the surrounding flood plains via an elaborate series of bridges. A canvas marquee set on raised decking houses a spacious dining and lounge area with fabulous views. There is also an evening fire pit.

Activities are naturally centred on wildlife viewing, with lion versus buffalo action a main focus. Day-time and evening game drives are offered, although note that instead of driving round looking for animals in the usual way, vehicle safaris here often involve locating one of the main lion prides and parking up with them for the day. Catch-and-release fishing (seasonal) is also offered, as are guided walks. When water levels permit, motor boating is possible and while this activity is secondary to the more serious game drives, it does provide the opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles, swimming elephants and spectacular birdlife.

The camp comprises six light and airy expedition-style tents set on slightly raised decking. A maximum of twelve guests can be accommodated. Each tent has a writing desk and veranda with lovely views, plus en-suite bathroom facilities with flush loo, double basin and indoor shower. Falling asleep at night to the sounds of frogs, hippos and the occasional roar of a lion is a delight.

Although there is no family tent, children of 6 years and up are welcome and a bush-craft skills programme is offered. Note that families with children between the ages of 6 and 15 are required to book a private vehicle at additional cost and, given the truly wild nature of the location with its surrounding waterways, children must be kept under parental supervision at all times.

Duba Expedition Camp offers pristine and elegant accommodation in a unique location. It is an intimate, remote camp with a firm focus on conservation and safari. Being the only camp on the concession, it provides guests with the unique opportunity for serious, uninterrupted wildlife viewing, privacy and relaxation.

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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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