Tubu Tree Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp enjoys an enviable location in the western Okavango Delta, within the 150,000 acre private Jao Concession. Situated on Hunda Island, it offers water and land-based activities throughout the year.

Tubu Tree Camp is a traditional tented camp situated on the game-rich island of Hunda, in the Jao Reserve, a 150,000 acre private concession in the western Okavango Delta. While the Jao Reserve is known for its waterways and wetlands, Hunda Island is its largest permanently dry island, making Tubu Tree Camp a wonderful choice for both water and land-based activities.

Game drives are possible throughout the year at Tubu Tree, as are mokoro (canoe) safaris, while the window for other water-based activities, such as motorboat excursions and fishing trips, is longer than at most other camps (generally May to Sept). Tubu Tree Camp thus offers a more varied game experience than many other Okavango camps. The terrain surrounding the camp is diverse, ranging from rough sandveld to permanent lagoons and riverine forest, which ensures a rich variety of game throughout the year.

Tubu Tree Camp has a special atmosphere. It’s a traditional tented safari camp situated in a beautiful location—the overall feel is upmarket but relaxed. The public areas and guest rooms are raised on wooden decking amid a swathe of tall marula trees on the edge of the floodplains, giving Tubu the appearance of a giant tree house. There are stunning views from Tubu's raised bar and lounge across the surrounding plains. Wooden walkways connect the main public areas and pool deck with eight guest chalets, tucked away among the trees overlooking the floodplains.

Tubu Tree Camp is managed by luxury safari operator Wilderness Safaris. It is one of their Classic Camps, which are a notch down from their Premier Camps in terms of quality. It is sister camp to the larger and more luxurious Jao Camp.


Tubu Tree Camp is built in a classic style typical of so many camps in the Okavango, with eight very spacious tents set on raised wooden decks, each with uninterrupted views of the floodplains from a private verandah. En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard in all tents. The outdoor showers have great views, although each room also has an indoor shower for when the weather is chilly.


Meals at Tubu Tree Camp are a little less formal than at other Wilderness camps. Plentiful and varied buffet meals are provided for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is a well-presented 3-course meal served around a shared dining table.


Swimming Pool
“Pub” bar
Firepit overlooking the floodplains


Day and night game drives
Walking safaris (with an armed guide)
Boat safaris

Child Policy

Tubu Tree Camp accommodates children over the age of twelve. Younger children may be accepted during the low season, but only by prior arrangement.

We generally wouldn’t recommend Tubu Tree Camp to families travelling with young children. It’s small, remote, and the atmosphere subdued.