Little Tubu Camp
Lodge style Classy yet modern safari
Eye to eye with predators
Nestled amongst a canopy of trees on Hunda Island, which is known for its high density of predators, and overlooking a seasonal riverbed, Little Tubu is the place to go for an intimate safari. This camp, near sister camp Tubu Tree, will offer you an exclusive safari experience and is perfect for families and small groups. Elevated walkways link the tents to the main dining, bar and pool areas that are designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment and to maximise Okavango views. For travelers who want to feel even more isolated from our modern world: there is a cozy, alternative retreat located about twenty minutes from camp. This accommodation is frequently used for sleeping under the stars (four person maximum). Lying under an enchanting river of stars – see the Milky Way like never before – will make for an unforgettable experience.
The three traditional-style tents are on raised wooden platforms, each with a private viewing deck (where you can see wildlife roaming while sitting in your lounge chair), an outdoor shower (for refreshing bush showers), and en-suite bathroom facilities that includes a vanity with double sink. The tents feature modern decor with details of cooper, wood and other natural materials. Sit yourself down in one of the lounge chairs, or drift off to sleep in your soft bed, with the sounds of a roaring lion, or amorous hippos as background ambiance – you will be surprised by the symphony of animal sounds at night. What you won’t hear is a noisy generator, since the camp is solar powered. Wake up with a soft knock on the door and freshly brewed tea or coffee. Sip it while you watch the sunrise and prepare yourself for the first safari activity. And don’t be surprised if you already spot wildlife at the crack of dawn; they can roam free throughout the camp and love to make an early visit.
Activities at Little Tubu Camp
Little Tubu’s location on Hunda Island and easy access to both water and dry-land habitats, ensures spectacular game viewing. You might come for the generous hospitality offered by the staff, or for the contemporary decorated rooms, but the biggest attraction is probably the excellent leopard sighting. The guides at Little Tubu are specialised in tracking these incredible cats; and if you are really lucky, you could be rewarded with a sighting of the elusive aardwolf - a small, foxy creature with big ears and a curious gaze. Other wildlife abundant around Little Tubu includes elephant, lion, Burchell's zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Also, the variety of birdlife is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the larger islands and a multitude of wetland birds on the floodplains and waterways. Let Bee, Delta or any of the other skilled guides, reveal all the secrets of the bush and leave no stone unturned. After the safari activities – consisting of morning and evening game drives, mokoro and boat excursions, or fishing trips – join an African barbecue around the fire (called a ‘braai’) or one of the other excellent dinners. Server Lizzie loves to tell you all about the wine, or to provide you with a detailed description of the menu. Excellent game viewing, hearty food and genuine hospitality: Little Tubu is a home in the bush that you will never want to leave.
Tripadvisor comments Little Tubu Camp
Couldn't agree more with many reviewers who have enjoyed Little Tubu - we did too. We are just back and would love to return during the winter season to experience it with water. Our tracker, Seretse/General was just superb - knowledgeable beyond belief and the home base staff, lead by the wonderful Phillie and her team (Landu and Lizzie with an assist from Carla) were delightful and welcoming. We saw so many animals and migratory birds that it was a real delight. Loved the sundowners, too. Thank you all for a great few days.CathyG730 from Santa Fe, New Mexico
We just experienced the most amazing safari to Zambia and Botswana but the highlight was our stay at Little Tubu. This is truly the most magical place. The accommodation was luxurious, the service was faultless and the food was wonderful. Phillile and her team are outstanding and took such good care of us. The highlight was our guide, TK, who is extremely knowledgeable and we received a wonderful education on the wildlife and birdlife of the Okavango delta. The team are truly an asset to the operation. An unforgettable experience!jeanf800 from Arlington, Virginia