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Wilderness Safaris Little Tubu
An enchanting luxury tented lodge on game-rich Hunda Island in the Okavango Delta
Wilderness Little Tubu is an enchanting wildlife sanctuary on game-rich Hunda Island in the Okavango Delta - only a few have the privilege to visit. Like its big sister Tubu Tree, Little Tubu is situated in the Jao Reserve, in the north of the Okavango Delta. Renowned as one of the most rewarding safari locations on Earth, and perhaps the most exclusive, Little Tubu accommodates just six guests, and offers the kind of game viewing you probably thought only existed in wildlife documentaries.
Deeply personal and life changing, Little Tubu offers a safari experience like few others. Three eco-chic, luxury tents are perched on raised platforms overlooking a spectacle of untamed Okavango wilderness. Renowned as one of the most rewarding safari locations on Earth, and perhaps the most exclusive, Little Tubu accommodates just six guests, and offers the kind of game viewing you probably thought only existed in wildlife documentaries.
Wilderness Little Tubu is situated on Hunda Island, the largest dry land environment in this area, hosts a mix of diverse habitats, ensuring a varied game viewing experience. Activities include day and night game drives through productive mopane and acacia woodlands. During winter (May to late September), boating, seasonal fishing and mokoro trips are also offered.
Sightings around Wilderness Little Tubu includes elephants, lions, Burchell's zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, impala, bushbuck, and leopard are usually 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.
Wilderness Little Tubu offers an exceptional, intimate bush experience with just three traditional-style tents – ideal for families or small groups. This classic Okavango setting and experience seemingly floats in the riverine tree canopy, and looks out over a seasonal riverbed which ebbs and flows with the passage of a variety of wildlife. Elevated walkways link the tents to the main dining, bar, and pool areas, integrated beautifully with the environment and taking full advantage of the alluring views over the floodplains. The camp is connected to nearby Wilderness Tubu Tree, its larger sister camp, by elevated boardwalks. Spend a memorable night in the camp’s hide, converted at night to a star bed, blanketed by the African heavens.
Wilderness Little Tubu – Game Drives
Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the spectacular wildlife that can be seen in the area. These are offered in open 4x4 vehicles each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a "window" seat. 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.
Wilderness Little Tubu – Mokoro Excursions *
Experience the Okavango Delta gliding along in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) which has been used by generations for transport in the region where there are many more serene channels than roads. This excursion is perfect for spotting tiny reed frogs or larger pods of hippos in the deeper water.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Little Tubu – Boating *
Discover by boat and search for water-based wildlife further afield. Good game viewing in the channels further away from camp often yield fabulous sightings of hippos and crocodiles, and maybe even the rare sitatunga.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Little Tubu – Fishing *
Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch and release basis.
* Note that fishing is seasonal as it is prohibited by Botswana law in January and February due to breeding purposes.
Wilderness Little Tubu – 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.
- Accommodation on a full board basis including twice daily scheduled camp activities, local drinks, laundry, park fees.
Internal flights are available at a discounted rate of $220 per person per leg for SADC residents.
Intimate camp "floating" in the tree canopy
Range of activities thanks to diverse habitats, from dry land to water
Leopards are found in good numbers, and plains game concentrations are excellent in winter
Deeply personal and life changing, Little Tubu offers a safari experience like few others. Three eco-chic, luxury tents are perched on raised platforms overlooking a spectacle of untamed Okavango wilderness
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