A wild gem in a remote corner of the Okavango, Duke’s took me back in time. A carefully curated collection of artefacts all sourced by Ralph Bousfield, a true legend in the safari industry.
The story behind the camp was one I loved listening to, Ralph is the ultimate storyteller who completely engaged me and told me stories of his Father, Jack, who was the mind behind Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari (the first of their lodges). Jack was a professional hunter and set up his own makeshift camp using quad bikes at a spot he discovered when hunting in the ’60s—years later becoming the exact spot the Kalahari legend Jack’s Camp would be located. While Jack’s Camp has long taken its cue from the desert, Duke’s Camp draws its inspiration from the Okavango Delta, consisting of over 50 percent of recycled and upcycled materials from Natural Selection’s resources.