Okavango Delta, Botswana
Little Tubu, has just three tented rooms, nestled on Hunda Island in the Jao concession. The camp sits under a canopy of trees and overlooks riverbed. Guests at Little Tubu will benefit from the incredible game viewing in this part of the Okavango Delta.
At a Glance
Raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp
Just three tented suites, a small and intimate atmosphere
Go fishing in the Okavango Delta
Mokoro through the Delta channels
Night drives with spotlight ion search of the nocturnal species
Little Tubu Camp is an intimate little bush camp set on the largest area of dry land in the Jao Concession of Botswana's Okavango Delta. With just three traditionally styled tented rooms, this is an exclusive safari camp in a prime game viewing location of this most famous of wildlife areas.
Hunda Island is home to an array of diverse habitats, each in turn supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna and ensuring an exciting and interesting safari experience.
The tents are raised on decks and linked to the main areas by elevated walkways, all allowing the camp to have a minimal footprint on the environment. Wildlife in this area continues to surprise the camp management in its diversity and volume, the birdlife is also impressive with both common and rare dry and wetland bird species found in close proximity to camp.
The three tents are raised on wooden platforms offering fantastic views over the riverbed and surrounding environment. Each tent has a private viewing deck, en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower.
There are no specific childcare facilities available at the camp. However, children over the age of 8 years are welcome and food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit the younger guests.
The main areas, linked by the raised walkway, consist of a dining and bar tent, and a comfortable pool area. Every aspect of the camp has been designed in a way that blends seamlessly with the environment and maximizes the views.
Activities revolve around game viewing and guests may enjoy day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, as well as guided walks. At night you can benefit from the use of a spotlight to catch the action as the bush comes to life around you.
Depending on time of year and resultant water levels, there is a 12 seater aluminium boat which allows you to skim through the flooded channels and explore some of the hard to reach corners of this remote section of the Delta. As well as the boat, Little Tubu has a small fleet of Mokoros, dug out canoes, they provide a great opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the delta at a gentle and relaxing pace as you glide through the watery channels.
Fishing on a catch and release basis is also on offer. The camp has a limited supply of basic equipment and fishing depends on the season.
There are two platform hides in the concession, offering incredible up-close viewing. One of the hides can accommodate the whole camp of 6 people and can be used as a sleep out location.
During winter, the water levels around Little Tubu rise and the floodplains become covered with water (normally May to late September).
Location & Directions
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Little Tubu is built on the western side of Hunda Island, in the Okavango Delta's Jao Concession. Usually a water-inundated area during the floods, Hunda Island is the largest stretch of dry land in the area. This affords Little Tubu and its sister camp Tubu Tree Camp the most diverse game viewing within the concession, from the water-loving lechwe to blue wildebeest of the plains.
When to go
Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.