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Duba Plains Camp By Dereck & Beverly Joubert

“The opening of the new Duba Plains Camp is the culmination of a long journey in our relationship with Duba Plains. We got stuck in a bog in January 1995 and walked into the old Duba Plains camp for help.”

Beverly and Dereck quickly learned not to get stuck, especially when filming

“About ten years later we moved to Duba Plains to film and made it our home. It yielded about five Emmy nominations, numerous books and articles over the next decade. Five years ago we were able to buy the area with a hope of rehabilitating it, rebuild the camp and bring this up to a Zarafa-type standard. That day has finally come” says Dereck Joubert CEO of Great Plains Conservation.

Duba Plains Camp library

 

“We’re very excited about the new Duba Plains camp, and standing here looking out over the plains it feels like at last we have come full circle and given back to this place and developed the camp that it deserves.”

Main deck overlooking the plains

Muscular lioness of Duba Plains

“The camp is very different to Zarafa or Mara Plains, our other flagship Botswana and Kenyan camps. Our own design concepts have evolved and Duba Plains brings the architectural influxes in closer and sharper. Deep reds and greys reflect the stunning imagery of our recent rhinos releases in the Okavango Delta where we used a red scarf to cover a rhinos eyes. Red and grey. Campaign furniture, Zanzibar doors and arches from an old Rajastahni castle give it the look and feel we were originally aiming for that speaks to the influences of a unique concept we now know as ‘safari’. I really hope that you enjoy new Duba Plains.

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