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
"Tubu Tree Camp review"
Our guide was really good and was full of interesting information.
A good three days - thank you!!" See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
"A Close Encounter with Aslan at Tubu Tree"
Then there was the male lion. I have seen many and been close to many lions but when one walks right alongside, and I mean right alongside, your open-sided vehicle, so close that you can smell his bad breath, looking as though he has just come off the set of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, there is something which makes you hold your own breath, and sit quite still so that he continues to think you are a fixture of the vehicle. Our guide, Kambango, was remarkably diligent staying well after sundown to ensure that we saw the nocturnal animals that we had tasked him to find. The African "kangaroo" is an amusing little hare which hops along on its hind legs.
Eloise and Hien are efficient hosts and the last meal in Botswana that they laid on for us by the pool was quite special. Thanks are due to them for all their kindness.
" See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
Lovely tent, very comfortable, with indoor and outdoor shower and a relaxing deck. Well designed so it stayed cool during the hot day but not too cold overight. Comfortable, cosy bed with a shelf within the mosquito net to put bedside table sort of things.
The managers Hein and Eloise are very enthusiastic and sociable. The food was simple and good apart from, unfortunately, the main courses. Tea time snacks particularly good!
Excellent game drives and we were particularly lucky with lion and leopard." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 3n in Namibia; 2n in Zambia
The main areas and rooms are beautiful. We stayed in room 1 and could not have asked for a more lovely room. The views are great, furnishings very comfortable and the room and bathroom areas were spotlessly clean. The staff clearly take a lot of pride in keeping things nice. Like Chitabe, tents are spread out so you don't see or hear your neighbours and do have privacy.
Our guide was Johnny and he was a lovely chap who always had something interesting to tell us. He was patient with all the animals which we particularly liked - at no point did we feel like we were chasing after anything. It was very much a case of us being in nature and respecting it. We saw a lot more herds of game than at other lodges, even from the deck of our room. Leopard sightings were fantastic. We were sorry to miss lion and cheetah but the leopards more than made up for it. Bird life was fantastic - 95 different birds in 4 days that we noted down and that was just the birds that we saw for long enough to identify them.
We did a mokoro trip which was very relaxing and gave us a feel for what it would be like during flood season. Otherwise all our activities were game drives. If I was being critical, I would say that the drives sometimes seemed a bit short. I am sure that some guests get bored if there isn't much to see on occasion but we are quite happy just being out. The concession is beautiful and very lush.
Food was fantastic - the best of our 3 camps - especially the cakes! All meals were excellent and the dining room area is very nice with good views as is the bar. Staff were lovely. Justin and Jacky are great managers and we could not have asked for better. Their background in hospitality certainly shows - they are excellent at making sure everyone has what they need but are still relaxed and easy to get along with. We never felt fussed over but never wanted for another drink, food etc.
We'd love to go back one day." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
"Tubu - Where All the Game Is"
Surprise bush lunch, surprise bush dinner and a truly memorable traditional evening all combined to great effect. On top of this Izzy managed to find leopard, lion with cubs and even a group of dagga boy Cape buffalos running through water for us to add to the fantastic September birds. We will definitely go back." See all these reviews: 13n in Botswana
"Small camp with very hospitable staff"
Saw a good selection of plains game and a nice sighting of 2 male bushbuck.
Wake up time here was 6am, which seemed to be more sensible that the 5.30 time at the other 2 WS camps, where game drives commenced well before sunrise. Not a complaint, merely an observation." See all these reviews: 13n in Botswana
"Good hosts, great views and game."
The staff obviously enjoyed themselves - and that encouraged us to do the same." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
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