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Tubu Tree Camp is a small luxury tented camp built on the western side of Hunda Island, in the Okavango Delta's Jao Concession. Generally a water-inundated area, during the floods this is the largest stretch of dry land in the area, so Tubu Tree Camp usually has the most diverse game viewing experience within the concession, from the water-loving lechwe to blue wildebeest of the plains.

Tubu Tree Camp is situated in an area of the Okavango Delta with the most palatable grasses and the largest area of permanently dry land and is surrounded by diverse habitats ranging from dry Kalahari sandveld to mopane and riverine forest on the edge of permanent waterways, ensuring diverse and spectacular game viewing.

Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style with five tents on raised wooden platforms, allowing great views over the floodplains. Each tent has a private front deck, en-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower. The main dining and lounge areas and pool are also on raised platforms and an outdoor pub area lies under the canopy of a large marula tree.

Wildlife seen here 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 with dry-land species seen on the large islands and all the wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.

During our 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 at Tubu Tree Camp. There are also two platform hides in the concession.

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