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Tubu Tree Camp

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Tubu Tree Camp

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Located on Hunda Island, the largest area of permanently dry land in this region of the Okavango Delta, Tubu Tree Camp is surrounded by the palatable grasses which lure many species of plains game.



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Overview



Tubu Tree Camp is a small, intimate experience built on the western side of Hunda Island, in the Okavango Delta's Jao Concession. Usually a water-inundated area during the floods, Hunda Island is the largest stretch of dry land in the area. This affords Tubu Tree Camp the most diverse game viewing within the concession, from the water-loving lechwe to blue wildebeest of the plains.

Tubu Tree Camp is located in the Jao Concession: 60,000 hectares of reserve against the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve in the north-western area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, below the Panhandle.

The Okavango Delta rests between shallow fault lines at the end of the Great African Rift Valley. Deserts are low on annual rainfall and the Okavango Delta isno exception, but the annual floodwaters from the moist Africanhighlands over 1000 km to the north create a unique wetland that supports and sustains a huge diversity of wildlife.

Lying in the very heart of the Okavango Delta, the Jao Concession embodies all the magic and mystique of the region. Tubu Tree Camp is surrounded by narrow water channels cut their way through the papyrus and reed beds in the permanent delta to the north and east of the concession, providing the perfect environment for the elusive sitatunga and the rare Pel's Fishing-Owl.

In the central region of the Jao Concession, vast open floodplains provide some of the most stunning scenery of the region, with beautiful islands fringed with riverine forests. Further west, the area gets progressively dryer and Hunda Island (which is the tip of a large 'sand tongue') on which Tubu Tree Camp is built is the largest area of dry land in the vicinity during the flood season. Hunda Island has sandveld vegetation supporting many species of nutritious acacia and grewia shrubs which provide excellent browsing.

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