Tubu Tree Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree is a small camp built on the western side of the Jao Concession's isolated Hunda Island. Owing to its locale and easy access to diverse habitats, Tubu Tree ensures varied and spectacular game viewing.

UNLEASH IT: ON AN ISOLATED ISLAND THAT ENSURES VARIED AND SPECTACULAR GAME VIEWING.

We Love
  • Tubu Tree Camp is involved in the Jao Lion Monitoring Project. Every effort is made to monitor the movement, social behaviour and condition of individual lions.
  • Tubu Tree camp has guides and staff trained in children awareness programme
  • The Camp is located in one of the most isolated regions of the Okavango Delta and is an absolute must for bird enthusiasts.
Need to Know
  • The property has 24-hour security and a kiddies club
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, while mekoro activities have a minimum age of 13 years.
  • Lights and fans are powered by 220v battery (charged by a generator) in each tent 24hrs/day.

The Review

The Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style, with elevated wooden walkways connecting eight (as of July 2013) tents on raised platforms - each with picturesque vistas of the floodplain from a private front deck. En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard. A family unit consisting of two adjoining tents with separate bathrooms and a shared lounge is also available.   
 
The main dining, lounge areas and pool are also raised offering  commanding views of the wonderful scenery, while an open bar area is shaded by the canopy of a large marula tree.

Wildlife
The area is a combination of open grasslands, dry forest and shallow floodplains. Therefore game viewing is varied. In the dry season lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra are prevalent, with lion, cheetah and leopard often sighted. The many lion prides in this area have been extensively studied in recent years, thereby building up a more intimate knowledge of their behaviour.

The variety of bird life is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the large islands and a multitude of wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways. A trip to Tubu Tree Camp is an absolute must for bird enthusiasts.

Why Stay
Tubu Tree lies on the western side of the isolated Hunda Island. Elevated walkways through the canopy link the traditional style camp with eight secluded tents on raised platforms, taking in the marvellous scenery of the surrounding floodplain. Each tent has a private front deck, en-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower. There is a family unit consisting of two adjoining tents with separate bathrooms and a shared lounge.

Experience
Owing to its locale and easy access to diverse habitats, Tubu Tree ensures excellent game viewing. Throughout the year day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles are available. There are two platform hides in the concession, offering incredible up-close viewing, or an opportunity to sleep out under the stars. During winter, the water levels around Tubu Tree Camp rise and the floodplains become covered with water (normally May to late September). This allows for a wide range of water activities from boating and fishing to mokoro trips.

Getting There

The Tubu Tree Camp is located in the Jao Concession, on Hunda Island, which is in the West of the Okavango Delta, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 35 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 30 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

 
Tubu Tree Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana