tubu tree camp

Western side of Hunda Island, in the Okavango Delta's Jao Concession

Tubu Tree Camp is a traditional style tented safari camp built on raised wooden platforms. Tubu Tree Camp offers both land and water activities, depending on the fluctuating levels of the Okavango Delta's floodwater.

Diverse vegetation ranging from dry Kalahari sandveld, through to mopane forest and riverine forest on the edge of permanent waterways and floodplains, ensures incredible game viewing.

Tubu Tree's main lodge comprises a large open deck looking out over a picturesque floodplain, a lounge area with leather sofas, a small library and bar. There are various traditional carvings dotted around the camp. A small pool with umbrellas and sun loungers is accessed down a wooden walkway. Tubu Tree also offers a curio shop and boma area where a fire is lit in the evenings and early mornings. Tubu Tree Camp has 220v generator powered electricity.

The six East African Meru-style tents are stylish and have been built on raised decks. Each room has a lovely verandah with wonderful views overlooking the floodplains. The tents include wooden door entrances and roll-down canvas on the large windows in the front for viewing. The outside shower also affords great views, although each room has an inside shower for when the weather is cold. The rooms have a fan and safe for guest’s convenience.

Activities

During the winter months, the water levels rise and the floodplains become covered with water, permitting water activities; during the flood season (normally May to late September), boating, fishing and mokoro trips are offered. Throughout the year, day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, as well as guided walks are available. Wildlife seen here includes Elephant, Lion, Zebra, Red Lechwe, Giraffe, Tsessebe, and Wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, Impala, Leopard and Bushbuck are seen in the forested areas. The variety of bird life is impressive with dry land species seen on the large islands and all the wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.

Why we like Tubu Tree Camp

Traditional style safari camp has a casual and intimate atmosphere. Land and water activities are offered – depending on water levels.