Reviews of Tubu Tree Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
37 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tubu Tree Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Great Okavango Delta Safari at Tubu Tree Camp"
I was pleasantly surprised that the combination of "Ranger" and "Tracker" in one individual (in our case, Cruise) worked so well, although I would have preferred a bit more of an inclination to go "off road" than was exhibited. Tubu Tree Camp's policy of going off road for only "high profile" animals (i.e., "Big Five") was a bit of a surprise. That said, we were very pleased with the animals we did see (to include a broad spectrum of birds), and, most importantly, Cruise's expert knowledge about all flora and fauna." See all these reviews: 2n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
"only one night but very pleasant"
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herds of elephants in fron of camp and lions sleeping on the air strip! Wonderful location and a good range of water based activities.
The camp choir was really good and the evening meal in the bush was a lovely surprise." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
"Enchanting Tubu Tree"
Our tracker, Joe, was knowledgeable beyond anything we could have imagined and, with a quiet dignity, allowed us a glimpse of his world in the bush, teaching us at every opportunity.
Highlights regarding the animals were a most amorous imposing master bull elephant in a musk driven state, 2 regal male lions, a large herd of giraffe, getting to see massive buffalo up close, and spotting a 5 ft. black mambo on the runway.
The staff and managers made a huge effort to make sure we were comfortable and felt at home. We loved the choir, tea at the water's edge, the most majestic baobab tree I have ever seen, and drinks in the evening under the stars!
On a practical level, the Land Rovers were extremely comfortable and Joe had full command of the vehicle. My husband has had back surgery and was concerned about hours spent driving over rough roads. While we had issues at another camp, we did not at Tubu Tree.
" See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Tuba Tree Camp a MUST if you can."
We loved every day and were treated like Royals.
Mind you Tuba Tree camp is the most fantastic lodge arrangement and truly superior" See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"Phenyo, our guide, gave us the moon"
The only minor improvement would be to be able to get cold water in the shower during the day given that it was very hot. We could only get cold water early morning and in the evening." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
"Good camp but few animals"
The main reason why we are only giving this camp a rating of 'average' is because of the lack of game. There is not a lot the camp can do about this and it may be worse this year due to the lack of water. However, our guide was not very good at handling this with us. Actually because we had seen so much at the other camps we were not too bothered and told him this when he picked us up from the airport. We indicated strongly that we had heard that there were hyena pups and that we really wanted to see them with their parents. For the first 2 drives we were with 4 other people and so we were happy to go along with what they wanted and indeed on the first night we got to see 1 hyena pup briefly.
However, on the second day, when we were lucky enough to be on our own with the guide and he was generous to give us extra time (as our morning drive had been cut short because of flights) he did not really give us options of what we could do e.g. we could have gone boating or done birding but he seemed hell bent on tracking down leopard (even though we weren't really that bothered). We ended up going on a fruitless search for an elusive leopard and coming back so late that we missed seeing the pups. The following morning the pups were not out of their den.
The highlights of Tubu Tree were the hyena pup, the resident fruit bats and the honeymoon suite.
" See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana
"The Leopard sightings were Awesome"
The new tents are spacious and comfortable. There are both outdoor and indoor showers. One can see a lot of wildlife from the deck of his tent. They are equipped with ceiling fans with prevent the tents from getting overly hot during the daytime.
The camp's location is superb as you truly feel surrounded by the Delta. One hears plenty of wildlife at night. You truly feel like you're in the bush.
I have to say that the food was superb at every meal. I would call it nothing less than gourmet in quality. The chef prepared a quiche with chili peppers that was the best quiche I've ever eaten. One is feed no less than seven times a day including the snacks on game drives.
Tuba Tree offers an excellent mixture of land and water activities. I enjoyed the mokoro trip, as well as the speedboat ride in the Delta. I saw plenty of aquatic birds on both trips.
I have to mention that my guide Seretse was superb. He had tremendous enthusiasm for his job, knowledge and was able to explain the ecosystem of the Delta brilliantly.
" See all these reviews: 10n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Botswana; 6n in Zambia; 2n in South Africa
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