Duke’s East is an intimate 4 room luxury tented camp overlooking a seasonal lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta. Duke’s East is the smaller sister property to Duke’s Camp, set in the same beautiful and game rich area and offering the same safari experience with a more intimate setting. With a vintage safari style which has become synonymous with all Ralph Bousfield’s Camps, Duke’s East will appeal to travellers looking for an elegant camp echoing the glamour of a by gone safari era.
With just four tented rooms, Duke’s East is ideal for those looking for a more intimate safari, or for larger families and groups looking to book a camp exclusively. Like all Ralph Bousfield’s camps, including the famous Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari, Duke’s East camps embraces the graceful vintage style of the 1940s safaris. The interiors are rich with Persian rugs, hard carved four-poster beds, leather armchairs and mahogany dressers.
The camp offers 1 double tent, 2 twin tents and a family tent – all set on raised wooden decks and sweeping views of the floodplains. All the tented rooms at Duke’s Camp are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers to suit all preferences. The main area consists of a spacious mess tent of old world glamour, a communal dining area and a swimming pool pavilion.
Activities at Duke’s Camp include morning and afternoon into evening game drives on the private concession as well as exploring the waterways by mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe). Note that the mokoro activity is subject to water levels and in the drier months from October to January this may not be available. Fly camping is also available – an opportunity to spend a night camping out on a pretty palm island – sleeping under the stars with just a simple mosquito net and bed roll. Idea for intrepid travellers looking for an authentic and adventurous experience – note this comes at an additional cost.
Duke’s East and Duke’s Camp are located next door to each other – on a private concession, and an isolated corner of the northern Okavango. This is a particularly pretty setting- the camp sits below the shade of old leadwood and ebony trees – on the shores of a permanent lagoon. The camps sits on a 220 000 acre concession – adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve and just north of the famous Vumbura and Duba Plains camps. The landscape around Duke’s East and Duke’s Camp is a beautiful patchwork of habitats – palm islands, shimmering lagoons and winding channels lie between savannah grasslands and shaded woodlands. A varied mix of eco-systems attracting a wonderful array of wildlife.
We often recommend combining Duke’s Camp with one of it’s sister properties in the Kalahari salt flats, such as San Camp or Jack’s Camp.
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