Introducing Duke’s East / Botswana … Opening May 2023
(Posted 24th March 2023)
If you are looking for an intimate safari experience that combines serious safari panache with an unforgettable under-canvas adventure in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, then welcome to Duke’s East. The sister camp to Duke’s Camp, it delivers the same Bousfield style and distinguishing characteristics but with just 4 rooms it provides the added option of becoming a smaller exclusive-use camp for family and friends to enjoy.
Duke’s Camp and Duke’s East are set in a remote area located on a channel of the northern Okavango Delta, and will throw you into the heart of the wild. The concession, one of Botswana’s most game-rich and beautiful, is overflowing with excellent game viewing opportunities. Enjoy game drives, boating trips, mokoro meanders, scenic helicopter flights or spend a night fly-camping on a secluded lantern-lit island.
The two properties, Duke’s Camp (8 rooms) and Duke’s East (4 rooms), offer the same facilities and experiences and are located right next to each other. Both camps can be booked out together to accommodate a larger group.
Duke’s East has four spacious tents (1 double, 2 twin and 1 family with private pool), each set beneath a canopy of ebony and leadwood trees offering en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and a private veranda. Around camp you’ll enjoy magical lagoon views, a pool pavilion and a firepit under the stars.
The camp is a seamless blend of yesteryear charm, safari savoir-faire and deep respect for the surrounding natural ecosystems. The main mess area is a delight with its old-world glamour, well-stocked drinks cabinet, library and lounge furnished with intricately carved tables, antique oriental rugs, and campaign furniture. Meals are a lavish affair of crystal glasses and antique silverware, three-course dinners that celebrate the Bousfield tradition of honouring guests with fine food and wine in the African bush.
In this extraordinary northern Botswana landscape, you’ll be left in the experienced hands of exceptional safari guides, honed in the bushcraft and lore of this World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta. There are few better ways to experience one of our world’s last true wilderness areas.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome is the publisher of ATCNews, Eastern Africa’s leading aviation, tourism and conservation news blog of its kind. Wolfgang has over 48 years of experience in the tourism, aviation and conservation fields in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, covering all aspects of safari operations, hotel operations and air operations.
The Managing Editor of ATCNews is Mrs. Esther C. Goossens.