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#10 of 31 Specialty lodging in Moremi Game Reserve
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Remote leopard viewing enclave on the western floodplains of the Okavango.Tubu Tree lies on the remote Hunda Island, the largest area of permanently dry land in this region of the Okavango Delta. As its name implies, it lies in the dappled shade of large trees, its raised dining and lounge, pool and open bar areas almost within the canopy of a marula tree and looking out over a grassy floodplain. The whole camp is connected by raised wooden boardwalks so that one can literally wander amongst the leaves.HighlightsTubu Tree’s location and easy access to both water and dry-land habitats, ranging from dry Kalahari sandveld to mopane and riverine forest edging on permanent waterways, ensures varied and spectacular game viewing. There are good concentrations of zebra and wildebeest on the floodplains as well as elephant, red lechwe, tsessebe and giraffe. Leopard and spotted hyaena viewing is particularly good. 8 Tents (including 1 Family Tent): Raised on wooden platforms, en-suite bathrooms; outdoor shower; private front deckExperiences: Day and night game drivesBoating and mokoro excursions (seasonal) Catch-and-release fishing (seasonal) Seasonal hide for sleep-outs or game viewing
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Hunda Island Bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
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Max wrote a review May 2022
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions
What an amazing place - we truly loved our stay here. From the moment our little plane touched down at the airstrip our wonderful safari started - our outstanding host and guide KG had to chase a few warthogs off the runway so the plane could take off again. In our three nights here we saw so many highlights - several lion prides, multiple leopards as well as an abundance of Giraffes and Elephants. The countryside and view from our rooms there were also beautiful. For instance directly from our room we saw an elephant herd drinking from the waterwhole there, as well as herds of impala. Food was excellent as was the service. My wife celebrated her birthday on our last full day and the whole team made such a great effort to make the day special. We loved our stay here and can only highly recommend visiting!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 729maxw, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time with KG. Hunda Island is famous for its excellent densities of large game species - we hope you got some good photos of your fabulous sightings. We are so pleased to see that your wife enjoyed her celebration with us, and that our team was able to make her day special - we will be sure to share your kind words with all the great staff in camp. We look forward to welcoming you soon in camp to create more memories together. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris
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Harletta wrote a review Mar 2022
Rockville, Maryland159 contributions107 helpful votes
This was our first stop and we were not disappointed. Our first afternoon game drive and our wonderful guide General was able to spot a young leopard! Hard to top, but we saw a great deal of wildlife here, the birds are amazing. The managers at camp made certain we had everything we could want. the food was very good and the staff was terrific. We would highly recommend this camp.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tenneil Zondagh, General Manager at Tubu Tree Camp
Responded 4 Apr 2022
Hi Harletta - Thank you for the beautiful review, we are delighted to see how much you have enjoyed your time with us at our camps, as well as your adventures with General. Your sightings sound amazing, especially the leopard - we hope you got lots of photos. We will also pass along your high praises to our lovely staff in camp. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Bush regards Wilderness Safaris
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Africantravellers wrote a review Nov 2021
Boston13 contributions8 helpful votes
We would best describe it as a forest bungalow that doubles as "home away from home". Jared (the manager) was so on top of everything. The entire team was so friendly and paid such attention to detail. The food was good and the chefs were so thoughtful and aware when it came to dietaries. Our guide, Steve, was really, really great. He had detailed knowledge of the leopards in the area, was great at tracking and involving us in his decision making and we loved spending time with him in the bush. He was very well spoken, knowledgeable and respectful of the environment. We had great wild dog sightings, but weren't as lucky with leopard (you can't have it all!). We cannot WAIT to return. This place just has something special about it.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 1 Feb 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time with Steve. Hunda Island is famous for its excellent densities of large game species. We will be sure to share your kind words with our kitchen team and all the great staff in camp, and look forward to welcoming you soon in camp and spotting the elusive leopards together. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris
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John C wrote a review Sep 2021
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We were very disappointed when we arrived to find there isn’t water there as shown in the pictures. Apparently this has been the situation for several years due to a shift in tectonic plates rather than drought. The camp manager walked us to our room but didn’t orient us at all except to tell us to lock the door against the baboons. Covid protocols were noticeably absent. This was our last camp of four, and everywhere else it was clear whether or not staff had been vaccinated and what masking requirements or wishes they had. Sometimes staff wore masks, and sometimes the same people did not. Hand sanitizer was available but not obviously located. All that aside, the game viewing was excellent. We saw lots of wild dogs and their pups, leopards, elephants, etc. Our guide Steve was very knowledgeable. The food and service was good. Our room was very comfortable. We enjoyed the blankets and hot water bottles on the chilly morning game drives.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tenneil Zondagh, General Manager at Tubu Tree Camp
Responded 1 Feb 2022
Dear John, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We really do appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your observations and experiences at each of the camps, this is invaluable to us as it guides us in how to improve on our offering, whilst also recognizing what we do really well. Regarding your comment that Tubu Tree does not have water, this is because the camp is situated in the west of the concession which is dryer and only in times of big floods do they have a lot of water around camp. It does go through cycles, with Tubu Tree being in a dryer area the distinct waterways and pans are what contributes to the game viewing as the game is more reliable in having to come to water to drink. On the point of room orientation, according to Tumi, the camp manager, full camp orientation was done prior to you being escorted to your room. You were allocated rooms 10 and 11. Tumi made use of Room 10 for room orientation as both rooms are the same, with the assumption that everything was pointed to and understood from the first orientation, he did not repeat the room orientation again at Room 11. The comment that Covid protocols were absent are seen in a very serious light and this has been addressed with Tubu Tree Team to ensure that staff remain super vigilant at all times. Tubu Tree did advise that 2 bottles of hand sanitizer are permanently stationed in the lounge area as well as by the entrance to the dining room. Each room also has a bottle of sanitizer situated by the vanity area. We hope you and your family will visit us again soon - we would love to host you again at our wonderful camps. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris
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Lindsey B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Tubu Tree is magical... the area is beautiful, the wildlife is amazing, and the lodge is wonderful. The staff are professional and kind and the guides are the best! The bar is amazing as it is built around a tree and the "loo with a view" is a very fun touch. Each tent has its own outside shower - which is one of my favorite things and always feels very luxurious when I can find one. A hot water shower outside with nature is not to be missed! The food was amazing - a shocking amount of fresh produce given the remote location and daily baked goods. The lodge is unforgettable and I can't wait to go back. Tubu Tree is now my favorite place in Africa!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 13 Mar 2020
Dear Lindsey, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and glad you enjoyed the outdoor shower - you cannot get much closer to nature than that. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris
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Steven S wrote a review Aug 2019
Basking Ridge, New Jersey90 contributions52 helpful votes
Our guides were Delta and General. Growing in surrounding area they are experts in tracking. Tent is around 700 Sq Ft (70 sq Meter) . Plus shower and deck outside. Quite spacious. We were during winter season. But it is not the issue we were afraid off. Blanket takes care of temperature if needed. Do not bring shampoo , etc. It is provided and it takes care of eco system contrary to majority products brought by us. Food was excellent. We were not lucky wth very dry season but exceptionally lucky with wildlife including succesful hunt by lioness on 2 buffalo in 10 minutes timespan in front of us during the day time and young leopard not able to bring kill to the tree and falling from the tree to our laugh.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Tubu Tree Camp
Responded 22 Aug 2019
Dear Steven, Thank you for the marvelous review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time with us as well as your adventures with Delta and General. Your leopard sighting sounds amazing - we hope you got lots of photos and wuld love to see them if you get a chance - we have a Safari Album feature on the Wilderness Safaris website where you can brag about all your great memories. Bush regards Wilderness Safaris
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Johann M wrote a review Aug 2019
Bogota, Colombia121 contributions60 helpful votes
The camp offers excellent safari services with a lot of wilderness animals to see. Camp services are excellent. Wild animals are around the tents and are not aggressive at all. Good to make pictures. Sometimes you can hear the roars at night.,
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Tubu Tree Camp
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Dear Johann, At Wilderness Safaris we believe in creating life-changing journeys and have been doing so for over 35 years. Our purpose today is stronger than ever in our dedication to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife. Operating in seven countries with over 40 camps, we exist to protect wilderness areas and the fauna and flora they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. We are glad to see how much you enjoyed all the wonderful game viewing and hope you will enter some of great photos in the We Are Wilderness Photo Competition in September 2019. Thank you Wilderness Safaris
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Stephe27 wrote a review Jul 2019
Orinda, California22 contributions6 helpful votes
Our family of 5 recently stayed here for our final camp on our 2-week Safari trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana. We were surprised to arrive and see no water as Tubu is marketed as being a tree house on an island in the Okavango Delta. Due to a very dry, and unusual dry season, they are in a sea of grasslands. That said, our trip was still delightful. Jared and Chrystal make up the management team and they are very present. Our expert guide Chaps took us straightaway to a trio of leopards relaxing in the bush. He also guided us to a lioness and her 3 darling cubs. Chaps and his fellow guides seem to be expert trackers! The rooms are lovely and well-appointed. The staff is friendly and warm and the food delicious! Thank you and keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Tubu Tree Camp
Responded 10 Jul 2019
Dear Stephe27, Thank you for the wonderful review. we are glad to see that Chaps was still able to make your game drives very enjoyable despite the low flood levels in the Delta this year. We will be sure to pass along your regards to Jared, Chrystal and all the great staff in camp. Bush regards Wilderness Safaris
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tamara321 wrote a review Jun 2019
San Francisco, California14 contributions34 helpful votes
This was our first camp on Safari in Africa and we really loved it. Keep in mind we had nothing to compare it to and we stayed at only on other camp after this and we thought this was much better than our second location. We loved our room, Room 11, it was perfect for us. It was isolated, and we had a great view of the Delta. It was very spacious, with internet service, so we could upload our amazing pictures. We had a beautiful indoor and outdoor shower and we had hot water. Keep in mind, the Delta is/was experiencing a drought, so we did not get to go on any kind of boat ride, as there is no water, but we saw great wildlife, despite this. The laundry and housekeeping service of our room was top-notch and the food was good, great when we had an evening of grilled meats. Our guide, Cereste (sorry if I am spelling his name wrong) was good. Before our first drive, I asked if we could hang by the waterhole to see what comes in and at that drive while we were watching elephants, a leopard sauntered up! It was very cool. The staff were amazing, overall, and Quinton was cool. The gift shop had stuff from Keyna and Botswana and we found a bunch of gifts to bring back home. So really no complaints, except I wish we would have had a head's up that the baboons come in during siesta. We are novices about Safari, so it was kind of a learning curve to realize that after the morning drive and after lunch, there is a siesta, in which people stay in their rooms for about three hours. During that time, the animals seem to have learned they can come onto the property. During our first siesta, we had six juvenile baboons try to get into our tent. They climbed on the roof, they waited by the door (we were told later they learned how to open the doors) and they were trying to drink water from our outdoor shower. At several points, we thought they would get into our room, as they were on the roof of our tent. Eventually, we realized they were playing and we never used the emergency horn that was provided. But it was frightening and I wish there would have been more communication about this from the staff. Although, we could have used the emergency horn to call for help, but we were trying to not be over-reactive. A little more communication might have prepared us for this, but this was overall, a very beautiful camp, with great rooms. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms 10-11 more quiet, but closer to where baboons want to be and wildlife.
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Responded 2 Jul 2019
Dear Tamara321, Thank you for your amazing review, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us despite the boisterous baboons. This is just one of joys of being out in nature, however sometimes they can get a bit much - especially if this is your first safari and the last thing you expected was the strange noise. We hope you will visit us again soon. Wilderness Safaris
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robyn r wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia151 contributions112 helpful votes
Set in a remote area, this rustic camp with just a small number of tents is comfortable and welcoming. Our host, Quinton, was unforgettable for making sure that all his guests felt welcome and ensuring that their every need was met. When we were there, in May, the rains had not reached the Delta. Disappointing for us (we can only imagine how beautiful it would be and what birds and wildlife it would attract) and a drought disaster for the locals. We nevertheless had good excursions with knowledgeable leaders and saw much wildlife. Greatly appreciated the free laundry service.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Tubu Tree Camp
Responded 24 Jun 2019
Dear Robyn, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are sorry the annual flood waters was not as high as we had all hoped, it has been an unusually dry season but we are still hopeful to have the levels rise with the progress of the season. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
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