Wilderness Safaris adds new camp – Little Tubu

A brand-new camp is being built in the Jao Concession, adjacent to Tubu Tree and thus its sister camp, to    be known as Little Tubu.

Little Tubu offers an intimate and exclusive experience for a maximum of six guests in three traditional-style tents, all with en-suite bathroom facilities, and private decks to maximise the spectacular views across the grassy floodplain. Elevated dining and main area decks are shaded by a riverine tree canopy and look out over a seasonal floodplain that ebbs and flows with the passage of time, attracting a variety of game. The bar will be set into a waterberry tree, while the pool will be placed between Tubu Tree and Little Tubu in a spectacular and private setting.

Activities, like Tubu Tree, include day and night game drives with boating, seasonal fishing and mokoro trips offered during the dry season (normally May to late September). Little Tubu is scheduled to open on 1st June 2013.

Meanwhile, Tubu Tree itself is undergoing a light rebuild, with its size being increased from five to eight tented rooms, including one family, one honeymoon and six twins. The tents themselves will be larger with increased deck space and the interiors upgraded. The main area will also be refurbished.

Wildlife seen around Tubu Tree and Little Tubu includes elephant, Burchell’s zebra, red lechwe, giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, impala, bushbuck and leopard are also 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.

Author: Muzi Mohale

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