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DUBA & SELINDA BOTSWANA ICONIC SAFARI CAMPS SADC RESIDENT RATES

Come and explore the magic of Botswana’s Okavango Delta with the following reduced special rates available for all SADC residents. All rates are valid for new (last minute) bookings 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Situated in private reserves, these luxury safari camps are awaiting the adventurer in you, an exclusive safari experience that will leave you in awe.

Benefits of booking a safari to these safari camps:

✔  Private reserves with off-roading game drives
✔  Outstanding price, up to a third of normal international rates
✔  Fantastic wildlife and birding
✔  Exceptional local guides, camp staff and food!
✔  Few tourists, these are the only camps in these reserves
✔  No booking fee, the price you see is the price you get

DUBA EXPLORERS CAMP

Duba Explorers Camp is tucked away in the northeast corner of the Duba Plains concession, a 33 000 hectares private reserve in the Okavango Delta. Due to its location at the Okavango Delta’s northern reaches, the surroundings are dominated by the permanent floodplain, interspersed with seasonal floodplains and grasslands and pockets of mopane and acacia woodlands.

Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephants. With over 400 bird species, birding is unsurpassed, with spectacular species like the malachite kingfisher zipping past you in a burst of colour. Vehicle safaris in this paradise allow for exciting encounters with the predators resident in the area. On guided walks, explore the islands, wetlands, and plains, following the tracks and interpreting the signs of the wild. Guests might even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a rare sitatunga or an elusive leopard. Enjoy the excitement of catch and release fishing, where one can study the various delta fish species up close.

Plains created by dropping water levels in the dry season (December to April) form a perfect habitat for zebra, wildebeest, kudus, and tsessebes. In the flood season (May to November), the area transforms into a water wonderland bringing its aquatic diversity. The year-round healthy herbivore population, including elephant, buffalo, and lechwe and suitable hunting terrain, attracts predators such as lions, leopards, and wild dogs.

RATE
R4,995 per person sharing per night
R2,498 per child per night (6 -15 years of age)
Valid for stays 6 weeks prior to arrival, between 1 April – 14 June 2021 & 1 November – 19 December 2021

DUBA PLAINS CAMP

Duba Plains Camp sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta among a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland on a 33,000 hectare private reserve. It is also the place that Great Plains Conservation co-founders, National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, chose for their home base.

Duba Plains Camp offers just 5 bespoke tents designed to blend into the landscape and evoke the classic African safari style of the 1920’s. All the rooms are raised on recycled railway-sleeper decking and with stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Enjoy your private verandah complete with plunge pool and shaded sala.

Duba Plains prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences and intimate exposure to the best of the best wildlife, from lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo and everything in between. Duba Plains is also known for interesting Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins. A recent guest captured it perfectly when he said, “I am not a religious person but I now understand that the Garden of Eden can now in fact be found at Duba Plains.”

RATE
R7,950 per person sharing per night
R3,975 per child per night (6 -15 years of age)
Valid for stays 6 weeks prior to arrival, between 1 April – 14 June 2021 & 1 November – 19 December 2021

SELINDA EXPLORERS CAMP

Selinda Explorers Camp is located in the 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana and is built on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, about one hour west of its sister camp, Selinda Camp (details of which are below).

The four guests tents provide comfort and style but with a magnificently raw spirit. Subtly placed under the shade of the riverine forest, the camp is designed in the style of the early explorers both in philosophy and practice. This is an unassuming camp, light on its footprint but heavy on its experiential luxury. The atmosphere of the lodge is one of bush elegance with a relaxed style, complemented by attentive staff, private professional service and fabulous food.

The camp sits in prime predator habitat, in a location which we handpicked based on exploring this area for years. Lion, leopard and cheetah and the recently discovered Explorers Pack of African wild dog hunt these parts regularly. Good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season) and all the antelope – even including roan and sable and recently spotted eland – are possible sightings. At the peak of the dry season in late September, the Selinda Reserve has been documented to hold up to 9,000 elephants. There is phenomenal birdlife along the Spillway’s banks for those looking for some ‘lifers’.

RATE
R4,995 per person sharing per night
R2,498 per child per night (6 -15 years of age)
Valid for stays 6 weeks prior to arrival, between 1 April – 14 June 2021 & 1 November – 19 December 2021

SELINDA CAMP

Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the brand new Selinda Camp rests on the Selinda Spillway banks as it enters the Linyanti River. The private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve boasts elephants by the thousands, regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs, and the famous Selinda Lion Pride recently feature in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The area has a sense of remoteness, a true spirit of Africa, and an excellent example of Botswana bush embodying various species and rare animals.

The camp has three expansive guest tents, each covered under thatch and large en-suite bathrooms, a large private veranda, and a private swimming pool. In addition to the three main tents, the Selinda Suite (like its fellow Zarafa Dhow Suite and the Duba Plains Suite) consists of a two-bedroom tented villa. The Selinda Suite operates exclusively, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler, and entrance to their residence.

The safari drives, walks, boating, tracking, birding and other bespoke viewing activities are designed to place you in front of the best wildlife the area has to offer. The unique one-on-one life-changing experiences include sightings from leopards to elephants and hippos and aim to ensure you tick off as many of the 200 or more bird species in the area as possible.

RATE
R7,950 per person sharing per night
R3,975 per child per night (6 -15 years of age)
Valid for stays 6 weeks prior to arrival, between 1 April – 14 June 2021 & 1 November – 19 December 2021

ZARAFA CAMP

Zarafa, Botswana’s first Relais & Chateaux property, is an exquisite camp located on the private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve. The Reserve links the Okavango Delta with Chobe National Park and every area of the camp offers stunning views over the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savuti Channel.

Each of Zarafa Camp’s four guest tents are 1000 square foot (100m2), set on raised decking, under flowing canvas. Under a canopy of ebony trees, the camp has a sizable main lounge, library, dining area and bush boutique. An outdoor gym and in-room massage are available. Zarafa maintains the perfect balance between luxury, romance and adventure and the camp has no equal when it comes to its environmental credentials. Only recycled hardwoods and canvas were used in the construction, all the camp’s electricity comes from its solar farm and a bio-gas system converts vegetable waste into usable cooking gas.

Selinda Reserve is home to leopard, lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, zebra and giraffe. It is also a refuge for some of the more uncommon species such as African wild dog, roan and sable. And for birders the nearby African skimmer colony is a highlight. From camp, hippos are visible in the Lagoon and elephant wander through regularly. It is an exciting area, and guests are in the heart of this wilderness wonderland.

RATE
R7,950 per person sharing per night
R3,975 per child per night (6 -15 years of age)
Valid for stays 6 weeks prior to arrival, between 1 April – 14 June 2021 & 1 November – 19 December 2021

Looking for complete privacy? Consider the following camps available within the Duba Concession and Selinda Reserve, and available to book with SADC rates, include:

Duba Plains Suite, Selinda Suite & Zarafa Dhow Suite

Private, exquisite two-bedroom tented villas that are perfect for families or friends wanting a luxury experience together with complete privacy and exclusicity. Guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and entrance to their residence. SADC resident rates start from R38,160 for entire 2-bedroom suite.

ALL RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation, scheduled daily wildlife activities, meals, daily laundry, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage including premium beverages.

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Intercamp air transfers (SADC Rates for flights ZAR 2,725.00 Per Person per Leg flown (i.e Maun to Duba ZAR 2725.00pp, Duba to Selinda ZAR 2,725pp, Selinda to Maun ZAR 2,725.00pp). The price excludes the departure tax from Maun which is US$15 per person.
  • Exclusive of mandatory nightly conservation levy (R500 per person per night)
  • Private vehicle at Duba Explorers, Duba Plains, Selinda Explorers and Selinda Camp (R5,500 per vehicle per day, subject to availability and booking for duration of guest’s stays)

Booking terms and conditions apply. All rates in South Africa Zar (Rand).
Rates for stays between 15 June – 31 October are also available, please enquire.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM & CONSERVATION

Camps are operated by Great Plains Conservation, which exists to conserve and expand natural habitats; using sustainable eco-tourism protect and restore critical habitats, conserve wildlife, and benefit local communities.

Great Plains have conserved nearly one million acres of land for Africa’s wildlife across community conservancies, former hunting concessions, and key wildlife migratory corridors. In addition, GP have founded the Great Plains Foundation to lead innovative initiatives with a long-term commitment to the environment, wildlife, and local communities in Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

Duba & Selinda are part of the Pack For A Purpose initiative, please click HERE & HERE for item wish lists.

SUPER K9’s is a Captured In Africa tourism-funded conservation initiative to financially support anti-poaching dogs and rangers through our partners Pit-Track K9 Conservation & Anti-Poaching Unit in South Africa. For every booking Captured In Africa receives, $100 per person is contributed to the Super K9’s initiative – thank you.

None of this would be possible without your sustainable visit to Africa.

Check out our selection of other SADC resident rates for various safari camps across Africa HERE

 


TRAVEL TO BOTSWANA TOMORROW

Our team will be happy to chat to you and answer questions about your exciting trip to the African bush;

Email us: info@capturedinafrica.co.za

Chat with Paul about your trip; paul@capturedinafrica.co.za

 

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