Tubu Tree Camp


The Tubu Tree Camp is located in the Jao Game Reserve, which covers 60,000 hectares and borders the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta.


The Jao Game Reserve (Wildlife Management Area NG25) is some 60,000 hectares in size and is a long strip of land in the Okavango Delta region’s northwest. The Moremi Game Reserve forms the eastern border to this region.


Located in the heart of the Delta, the Jao Game Reserve offers visitors the entire palette of Okavango habitats. Narrow waterways read more » cut through beds of reeds and papyrus in the permanent flood zones to the north and east, and these environs are home to the rare Pel’s fishing owl and the shy sitatunga antelope.


In the centre of the region, wide open flood plains offer some of the best views in the entire Delta.


Here there are wonderfully scenic islands to discover, fringed as they are with tropical forests. Further west the reserve becomes progressively drier and Hunda island, which is the tip of a large sand tongue, is the largest area of dry land during the flood season.


Hunda Island has sandveld vegetation, supporting many species of nutritious acacia and grewia shrubs which provide excellent grazing.


Tubu Tree Camp is built on the western side of Hunda island, in an area with nutritious plains of grass, and on the largest dry area of the Delta. For these reasons, there is a huge range and numbers of wild animals to observe.


Two raised hides in the wilderness reserve allow guests the chance to sleep under African stars: an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience.


The variety and number of differing habitats and environments guarantee interesting and ever-changing wildlife viewing, and of course spectacular bird-watching possibilities.


On the floodplain visitors can observe elephants, lions, zebras, red lechwe, giraffes, tsessebe and gnu. Kudus, impalas, leopards and bushbuck all favour this region.


During the winter months the water levels are much higher, which allows a range of activities to take place on the water.


The bird populations in the area are diverse and impressive: both those to be found on the drier island regions and the water birds which favour the floodplains and waterways.


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The camp is set up in traditional safari style. Both the individual tents and the main buildings are set up off the ground on wooden platforms, increasing the range of views across the surrounding floodplain.


Guests read more » stay in one of five cosy tents, each one of which has a small private veranda. All tents have their own en-suite facilities, and for the adventurous there is also an outdoor shower at each tent.


The dining area and a very comfortable and inviting lounge are to be found in a large raised tent, and a small bar is set up in the open air under the shade of a huge marula tree.


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Some of the activities on offer include animal safaris in all-terrain vehicles either by day or in the evening, as well as walking tours, accompanied by an armed guide.


During the high-water period read more » (May to September) various water-based activities such as motor boat safaris, fishing or Mokoro trips are also available.


The diverse ecosystems of the Delta offer interesting and varying wildlife watching possibilities. Visitors can have the chance to observe elephants, lions, zebras, red lechwe, giraffes, tsessebe and gnu, as well as kudus, impalas, leopards and bushbuck at first hand.


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