Okavango Delta

Duba Explorers Camp


Intimate camp on an island

Duba Explorers Camp can be found tucked away in the wild northern reaches of the Okavango Delta surrounded by the 33,000 private hectares of the Duba Plains concession.

Its five expedition-style canvas tents sit shaded under mature trees with views out across the floodplains. An island for most of the year, accessible only by a gum pole bridge, watch for otters in the water and listening out for hippos grunting from the deck.

Explore the mosaic of habitats on drives, walks and mokoro boat trips and be astounded by the richness of life here, from hundreds of bird species to wandering elephant herds, abundant plains game and diverse predators.


At a glance

  • Five expedition-style tents

  • Open-concept dining and lounge area

  • Fire pit

  • Boutique

Channels of the Okavango Delta near Duba Explorers


  • Baby Elephant near Duba Explorers Camp

    Game drives

    Vehicle safaris in this paradise allow for exciting encounters with the area's wonderful wildlife. The year-round healthy herbivore population, including elephant, buffalo, and lechwe and suitable hunting terrain, attracts predators such as lions, leopards, and wild dog

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    Guided walks

    Gain a more intimate appreciation for this stunning landscape on foot. Accompanied by expert guides, you'll learn about the smaller creatures and flora of the Delta and may get to see larger species.

  • Mekoro Activity at Duba Explorers

    Mokoro and boat trips

    Navigating the Okavango Delta's network of waterways by motorboat or traditional mokoro canoe, maybe encountering hippos, buffaloes and elephants on the way. Boating is a seasonal activity, typically between June and September.

Community & Culture

Duba Explorers Camp and the Duba Plains Reserve, where the camp is located, is part of a community project with the Okavango Community Trust, the representative body for five villages in the Okavango Panhandle. This partnership ensures that these communities receive tangible and substantial benefits from their ancestral land for wildlife conservation. The camp hires from local villages and has a boutique stocking locally made items, such as jewellery and baskets.


Great Plains Conservation exists to conserve and expand natural habitats using sustainable eco-tourism protect and restore critical habitats, conserve wildlife, and benefit local communities. A Conservation and Community Levy is added to each stay with Great Plains Conservation as a contribution to the Great Plains Foundation. Through this levy, every traveller who stays with us is not only helping to conserve and expand natural habitats, but also contributing to conservation and community development.


Sustainability is at the heart of the Great Plains Conservation ethos and sustainable technologies and systems are in place throughout their camps, including pioneering solar power-run camps. Other best practices include the bio-digesters that convert vegetable scraps in methane cooking gas, composting, greywater recycling, use of recycled hardwood in camp construction, and the elimination of single-use plastic.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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