Tubu Tree Camp
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Tubu Tree Camp is a small intimate camp situated in the Jao concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. There are just eight traditional style tents built on raised wooden platforms, all with incredible views over the surrounding floodplains and game.
At a Glance
Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro
Day and night game drives
Fishing in the winter months
Outside bar under of a large marula tree
Relax by the pool
Spend the afternoon sitting on the deck of your tent with wonderful views over the floodplain with a good book and a pair of binoculars and watch the game moving through the water grazing. Tubu Tree Camp also has arguably the best bar in the Delta's so settle in with a large G and T.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Tubu Tree Camp is situated on Hunda Island in the 60,000 hectare Jao Concession - usually a water-inundated area during the floods, Hunda Island is the largest stretch of dry land in the area. This affords Tubu Tree Camp the most diverse game viewing within the concession, from the water-loving lechwe to blue wildebeest of the plains.
All the tents have en-suite bathroom facilities and private outdoor shower. The main dining and lounge areas are also large tents on raised platforms, to take advantage of the fantastic views over the floodplains, with an outdoor public area built under the canopy of a large marula tree.
Activities at Tubu Tree Camp include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, as well as walking with an armed guide. When the Okavango's annual flood is at its highest (normally May to late September) boating, fishing and mokoro trips are also offered.
Wildlife seen around Tubu Tree Camp includes elephant, lion, Burchell's zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, impala, leopard and bushbuck are also seen in the forested areas. The variety of bird life is impressive too, with dry-land species seen on the large islands and all the wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.
Tubu Tree Camp is intimately involved in the Jao Lion Monitoring Project which was started shortly after the inception of the Jao Concession. Every effort is made to monitor the movement, social behaviour and condition of individual lions. Guests at Tubu Tree Camp will be surprised to learn some of the unusual developments and intriguing behaviour which has been documented amongst the lion prides here.
Tubu Tree Camp is built in a very traditional style. There are eight tents on raised wooden platforms - each with picturesque vistas of the floodplains from a private front deck. They all have en-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower. This includes a family style room available which will consist of two interconnecting tents, a separate bathroom and a living area.
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 dining, lounge areas and pool are also on raised platforms and have panoramic views of the plains game. Tubu Tree Camp also has an outdoor 'pub' area which lies under the canopy of a large marula tree. Therefore wherever you are during your stay you will not be able to escape the wonders of the surrounding scenery.
Activities revolve around game viewing and guests may enjoy day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, as well as guided walks (which must be requested prior to travel). There are two platform hides in the concession, offering incredible up-close viewing. 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.
Location & Directions
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Tubu Tree Camp 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 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.