Londolozi Tree Camp

Located on Hunda Island, Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style, with elevated wooden walkways connecting eight tents on raised platforms – each with picturesque lookouts of the surrounding floodplains from a private deck. En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard, while a family unit consisting of two adjoining tents and separate bathrooms share a lounge. The main dining and lounge areas and pool are raised to maximise the vistas, and an open bar area is shaded by a large marula tree.

Hunda Island is known for its concentrations of game and offers both spectacular wildlife viewing on land, and tranquil adventures on the water. This combination of activities makes Tubu a complete Delta adventure.

Highlights

  • Elevated decks offer some of the most spectacular views in all of the Okavango Delta from amidst magnificent trees
  • Hunda Island is famous for its leopard sightings as well as its excellent densities of large game species
  • The perfect symbiosis of wet and dry habitats make it possible to experience both land and water activities

Game drives
Morning and afternoon game drives on Hunda Island reveal the spectacular wildlife here where leopard and other big game often feature. Our open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodate a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.


 

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), which reveal the smaller fascinating critters and striking waterbirds of the region. 


 

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. 


 

Hide 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.


 

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


 

Birding
The Tubu area is a must for bird enthusiasts, with large concentrations of wattled crane, as well as slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw and African skimmer. In contrast, the dryer Hunda Island sports crimson-breasted shrike and Meyer’s parrot.   

   
 

LOCATION

  • In the Jao Concession, on Hunda Island, western Okavango Delta.
  • Bordering Moremi Game Reserve.

HABITAT AND WILDLIFE
Jao Concession
Situated in the very heart of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, the 60 000-hectare (150 000-acre) Jao Concession embodies all the magic and mystique of Botswana with vegetation that varies from permanent swamps to dry land. On its western side, the area is dryer than the east, and Hunda Island, which is the tip of a large 'sand tongue,' is the largest area of dry land in the Jao Concession during the inundation (July-September). Hunda Island has sandveld vegetation providing excellent browsing for herds such as large concentrations of wildebeest and zebra with others such as giraffe and elephant seen too. Birding in the Jao Concession is exceptional, with the western drier areas hosting crimson-breasted shrike, Dickinson’s kestrel and Meyer’s parrot. Other exciting species in Jao include swamp nightjar and brown firefinch.

Game Viewing
The area is a combination of open grasslands, dry forest and shallow floodplains. Therefore game viewing is varied. Giraffe, elephant, lion, warthog, lechwe, hippo, leopard, cheetah, tsessebe, buffalo, serval and aardwolf plus all the plains game. Excellent leopard sightings.

CAMP DESIGN AND FACILITIES

  • Large open and airy tented lounge and dining room under thatch built on raised wooden deck with elevated wooden boardwalks connecting the camp to Little Tubu Camp.
  • Outdoor bar built under a marula tree canopy.
  • Evening camp fire.
  • Curio shop.
  • Pool in main area.

ACCOMMODATION
Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 16 guests and 02 children plus 02 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability.
8 x units in total comprising;

  • 6 x twin-bedded canvas tents each with two three quarter beds (separate mattresses with shared base)
  • 1 x honeymoon canvas tent with a king-size bed
  • 1 x family unit with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (separate mattresses with shared base). Consisting of 02 bedrooms, with their own bathroom and entrance, sharing communal area and deck.

A total of 22 guests can be accommodated in the concession between Little Tubu and Tubu Tree Camp.

Unit Description

  • Luxury canvas tents on a raised deck (02-03 metres high) with elevated wooden walkways.
  • All tents have verandas overlooking the floodplains with spectacular views and comprises of en-suite facilities with an outdoor shower and separate toilet, tea and coffee making facilities, yoga mat and resistance bands and an electronic safe.
  • During winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided.
  • No air-conditioning, however, ceiling and pedestal fans are provided in all the tents.
  • Bathrobes, slippers, shower gel, hand and body wash, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, insect spray, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton wool, sewing kit, washing powder, umbrellas, mosquito repellent spray and mosquito coils are supplied in each tent.

ELECTRICITY AND WATER

  • Camp has 220V generator-powered electricity run in kitchen, laundry and workshop when guests are not in camp. When guests return from daily activities, generators are generally switched off (for peace in camp).
  • 220V inverter and battery power (charged by the generator) is used for electricity, lighting and fans in each guest tent and main area 24 hours/day.
  • 220V multi-plug adaptor charging facilities for mobile devices. Additional charging facilities (available on request) for the use of sleep apnoea machines (guests to provide own device, spare batteries, charging unit and adaptors).
  • Thermo-dynamic and solar geyser heated water throughout camp.

CHILD POLICY

  • Children of 06 years and older are accommodated.
  • For families travelling with children between 06 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for.
  • Children between 06 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same tent.
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 06 years, while mekoro activities have a minimum age of 13 years.

LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Laundry services are provided on a daily basis (weather permitting) and included on the FI rate basis. A mesh laundry bag is supplied for ‘smalls’ so that guests may place their underwear in this bag which will be machine washed and returned in the mesh bag. Some camps have environmentally friendly washing powder available in the tents or can be provide on request. Note that laundry services may be limited as a result of water shortages.

RATE BASIS
Fully Inclusive (FI) – includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, all local drinks and laundry. Excluded from the rate are premium imported brands and champagne, gratuities, curio purchases and any other items of a personal nature.

 

 

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