Duba Plains Camp: Plan Your Stay

Located in DUBA PLAINS RESERVE, Botswana

How to Get There

Scheduled charter flights connect Cape Town and Johannesburg to the airport in Maun, Botswana, at the southern edge of the Okavango Delta. From Maun, transfer is provided by light aircraft to a private airstrip at Duba Plains Camp. Guests coming from Victoria Falls in Zambia or Zimbabwe can access Duba Plains Camp through the airport in Kasane, Botswana.

What to Expect

Duba Plains is located in a remote area far from the nearest town or city, with no access to a pharmacy or hospital. The nearest advanced medical facility is located in Maun. Guests should pack all needed prescriptions and medications. Duba Plains requires all guests to carry comprehensive travel and medical insurance for themselves and any dependents with whom they are traveling. Please note that the lodge is situated in a malarial area, and it is recommended that guests consult their physician or travel clinic regarding the latest, easily administered malaria prophylaxis.

Weather and Seasons

Weather in Botswana is pleasant throughout the year. The summer runs from November through March, bringing hot days and warm nights, along with afternoon thunderstorms. During winter, from May through August, there is little to no rain. Temperatures during this time are typically warm in the afternoon but can sometimes turn very cold overnight. The delta floods between late summer and early winter, peaking between June and August.

What to Bring

The light airplanes that fly into Duba Plains have luggage restrictions. Each person’s luggage may weigh no more than 44 pounds and must be packed in soft bags measuring no larger than 10 inches wide by 12 inches high and 25 inches long. Dinners are casual, basic bath amenities are provided, and laundry service is available, so guests are encouraged to pack lightly.

Traveling with Family

Children ages eight and older are welcome at Duba Plains Camp and are invited to participate in many of the lodge experiences, including wildlife drives. The Duba Plains Suite can accommodate children six and older. Child rates apply to guests age 15 and younger. The Young Explorers Program offers complimentary additional activities for children that combine lessons in wildlife awareness and conservation with unforgettable hands-on experiences in the Botswana wilderness. Take a look at some of these activities below.

  • Survival-skills training, including animal tracking
  • Night walks
  • Crafting a traditional bow and arrow
  • Cooking in the bush over an open fire
  • Making jewelry using locally sourced beads
  • Fishing
  • Membership in National Geographic’s Cause an Uproar campaign, which facilitates a dialogue on conservation among kids around the world

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