Location

Hunda Island in the Jao Reserve, western Okavango Delta

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level

Deluxe

Price Guide

££££

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Tubu Tree Camp Highlights

  • Popular and friendly luxury camp
  • High concentration of game on Hunda Island
  • Good chances of seeing leopard
  • Wet and dry habitats for varied activities
  • Delta views from all parts of camp
  • Star bed sleep out under the stars (optional!)

Tubu Tree Camp overview

Tubu Tree Camp has a waterfront location on Hunda Island, the largest island in the Jao Reserve. This position means that Tubu Tree can offer good land-based game drives even in the time of the floods, whereas the other properties in the Jao Concession (Jao, Jacana, Kwetsani and Pelo) become basically water-camps at this time (especially July to October).
This is a deservedly popular Delta camp despite the fact that wildlife is not always believed to be as good in this westerly region as other areas. It is however a good choice if you want a high chance of seeing leopards.

The buildings of Tubu Tree Camp are almost all on raised wooden decks and linked by elevated walkways, so you’ll have panoramic views wherever you are in camp.  The large lounge has a solid wood floor, inviting leather sofas and rustic-style furniture made from local wood. Ceiling fans circulate the air and at night a chandelier provides light. To the front there’s a long, covered veranda with wickerwork chairs and a viewing scope. From here you may get close up views of elephants as they often roam in the vicinity of the camp in search of food. The long dining table looks magnificent when laid for dinner, with a candelabra and crystal glasses adding extra elegance. The open deck areas include a plunge pool, which offers welcome relief from the sun, and the bar built to fit around trees.

Tents are sumptuous, with high quality rugs, full length curtains, beautifully made wooden furniture, textiles in muted tones of taupe and teal, comfy tub chairs and mosquito net-draped beds. Sliding gauze doors open onto the veranda. The bathroom has a chunky wooden washstand with twin basins, lot of hanging space and an enclosed shower cubicle. You’ll also have an outdoor shower. The family unit has two adjoining tents with a shared veranda and lounge.

Activities at Tubu Tree Camp revolve around game drives including night drives and incorporate mokoro rides and also game viewing from a hide which is 20 minutes’ drive from camp. When water levels permit, usually from about May to September, motorboat rides are also offered. You can expect to see zebra, giraffe, kudu and leopard as well as elephant.

Tubu Tree Camp is managed by:

Wilderness Safaris

Tubu Tree Camp

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Laundry service

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Mokoro rides
  • Boat trips – seasonal (May to September mostly)
  • Night drives
  • Bird watching
  • Catch-and-release fishing (seasonal)
  • Watching wildlife from a hide
  • Star bed sleep out (no extra charge, but book in advance)

Children

Children aged 12 years and over are welcome. Children aged between 6 and 12 may be allowed, but families will need to book a private vehicle and guide.

BTO ecotourism rating

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Rooms

The tents are very stylishly furnished, with accents of teal and taupe in the fabrics, flowing curtains, plump cushions, high quality linens and well-equipped bathrooms.

  • 8 guest tents including a double family unit
  • En-suite bathroom with twin basins and shower
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private water-facing veranda

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