Tubu Tree Camp

Wilderness collection



Place: Tubu Tree lies on the western side of isolated Hunda Island, with easy access to diverse habitats and thus excellent game viewing. Activities include day and night game drives, and boating, seasonal fishing and mokoro trips during winter (generally May to late September).

Accommodation: As its name indicates, this eight-tented traditional-style camp is set in the tree canopy on raised decks, with a view of the open, grassy floodplain in front. The family unit has two adjoining tents, separate bathrooms and a shared lounge. The main area’s famous bar is shaded under the spreading boughs of a marula tree and the pool deck below affords uninterrupted views over the ever-changing plain. A Star Bed for sleep-outs is located 20 minutes from camp.  

Purpose: Tubu Tree is a member of the Tubu Joint Management Committee which focuses on community upliftment including assisting the local school with various requirements.

Unique Selling Points

  • Classic, traditional Okavango safari camp with views from within the tree canopy

  • The best-placed bar in the Delta!

  • Excellent leopard densities and viewing


Standard Tent(s)

Eight tented rooms consisting of:

6 x ¾ twin bedded tents

1 x honeymoon tent with king-size bed

1 x family unit

1 x guide tent (same standard as guest tent)

This camp can accommodate 16 guests plus one tour leader.

Family Tent Unit

Tubu Tree Camp has a family unit consisting of two adjoining tents with separate bathrooms and a shared lounge.

Activities & features:

Tubu Tree Camp - Game drives

Morning and afternoon game drives on Hunda Island reveal the spectacular wildlife here where leopard and other big game often feature. Our open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodate a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.

Tubu Tree Camp - Night drives

Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during normal daytime drives. Porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby are just some of these.

Tubu Tree Camp - Mokoro excursions

There is no better way of enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe), which reveal the smaller fascinating critters and striking waterbirds of the region.

Tubu Tree Camp - Boating

Water-level dependent, excursions in our boat allow for good game viewing in the channels further away from camp, often yielding fabulous sightings of hippo and crocodile and maybe even the elusive sitatunga.

Tubu Tree Camp - Hide and Star Bed

There are two hides in the area, one of which is located about 20 minutes from camp. This hide can be transformed into a Star Bed for sleep-outs for a maximum of four people at a time. The hide is equipped with a long-drop loo.

Tubu Tree Camp - Fishing

Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

Tubu Tree Camp - Birding

The Tubu area is a must for bird enthusiasts, with large concentrations of wattled crane, as well as slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw and African skimmer. In contrast, the dryer Hunda Island sports crimson-breasted shrike and Meyer’s parrot.

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Amazing Camp, Amazing Wildlife
— Traveller 2018