Little Tubu Camp

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Little Tubu Camp, a wilderness living on a Delta lookout!

Located on Hunda Island and nestled among a canopy of trees overlooking a seasonal riverbed, Little Tubu Camp offers an exceptional and intimate bush experience for just six guests. The three traditional-style tents are on raised wooden platforms, each with a private viewing deck, an outdoor shower and en-suite bathroom facilities.

Elevated walkways link the tents to the main dining, bar and pool areas that are designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment and maximise the Okavango views. The style of the camp and the setting create an authentic sense of being in a remote wilderness, and truly on safari – in comfort and style, but unquestionably in a wild place, among the prolific wildlife.

 

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Rates

Price starting from $ 985 per person sharing per night.

Overview

Experience a sumptuous and exclusive safari at Little Tubu Camp, tucked away deep in the Okavango Delta on a remote island in the Jao Private Concession. With only three tented suites and a family double tent available, Little Tubu offers small private groups and couples an unforgettable, highly personalised safari in one of Africa’s best game viewing destinations. Usually accessed by air, Little Tubu is the sister camp to nearby Tubu Tree Camp and makes a perfect combination with a safari in the Chobe National Park.

The luxuriously furnished tents have raised viewing decks set amongst grand riverside trees, effectively creating a secluded haven for you to relax in peaceful privacy. Expertly-led game drives take you deep into the lush landscape in search of big cats, elephants and buffalo herds, while boat and canoe safaris explore the papyrus-lined waterways populated by lazy crocodiles and snorting hippo. A private concession means that Tubu offers exciting night drives, but for the ultimate wild experience, sleep under the stars on a platform hide overlooking the Delta’s floodplains.

There are plenty of opportunities to relax in camp: dine in the dappled shade of the tree canopy as you watch animals roam the floodplain below, enjoy a drink at the unique bar set under a sprawling marula tree, or cool off in the pool as you soak up the spectacular views.

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Accommodation

Nestled amongst the trees on raised wooden platforms, Little Tubu Camp’s three elegantly furnished tents blend seamlessly into the landscape. En suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water provide the necessary creature comforts while the outdoor shower offers a refreshing way to start the day. Your private viewing deck offers serene views over the game-filled plains and provides an excellent spot to escape the heat of the day or indulge in some excellent bird watching.

A family unit consisting of two adjoining tents with separate bathrooms and a shared lounge is also available.

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Facilities

Elevated walkways connect Little Tubu Camp’s cosily furnished tents to the camp’s comfortable living and dining areas, which feature wide viewing decks to showcase the stunning vistas. Sip your favourite tipple at the bar, lose yourself in a book from the library, or cool off in the delightful pool as you soak up the spectacular Okavango Delta scenery.

A full range of safari activities is offered at Little Tubu Camp. Morning, afternoon and early evening games drives take centre stage but – depending on seasonal water levels – exciting boat and canoe safaris are also offered along with guided nature walks and catch-and-release fishing. Guests can take advantage of the comfortable platform hide to spend a night under the stars in the midst of wild Africa, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for safari-goers.

For younger guests, the Bush Buddy programme promises something for all ages and interests. A highly trained member of staff will guide children from six to 17 in a variety of pastimes such as treasure hunting, card making, dancing, drumming and frogging.

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Wildlife

Wildlife seen around Little Tubu includes elephant, lion, Burchell’s zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, impala, bushbuck and leopard are also seen in the forested areas. The variety of birdlife is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the larger islands and a multitude of wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.

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Activities

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the spectacular wildlife that can be seen in the area. These are offered in open 4×4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.

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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.

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), an activity that showcases the smaller fascinating critters and striking waterbirds of the region.

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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.

Hides 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.

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Fishing

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

Birding

The mix of habitat ensures a variety of birdlife to be seen, from flocks of endangered wattled crane and glimpses of the rare lesser jacana on the eastern side to Meyer’s parrots and Dickinson’s kestrel in the west.

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Little Tubu Camp Reviews

“We were given a lovely welcome to this three room lodge, an exclusive part of the larger Tubu Tree lodge which was a short walk away. Our cabin was very spacious with a lovely outside shower and every comfort.” – nandpfenn

“Little Tubu in Botswana was our last camp of our Safari. When we arrived we had a very personal welcoming with the staff singing a welcome song to us. At Little Tubu there are only 4 tents, this part of the camp is very intimate. We loved every minute of being there.” – travelthroughmyeyes

“We spend the last 3 nights of a 9 day honeymoon trip here. I have to say our guide ‘Cruise’ was excellent, very personable, knowledgeable and engaging. He offered a multitude of approaches to the game drives and naturally picked up on what interested us both and fellow guests.” – Sean B

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