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Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Botswana Safaris will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Remote leopard-viewing enclave on the Delta floodplains

Located on Hunda Island, Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style, with elevated wooden walkways connecting eight tents on raised platforms – each with picturesque lookouts of the surrounding floodplains from a private deck. En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard, while a family unit consisting of two adjoining tents and separate bathrooms share a lounge. The main dining and lounge areas and pool are raised to maximise the vistas, and an open bar area is shaded by a large marula tree.
Hunda Island is known for its concentrations of game and offers both spectacular wildlife viewing on land, and tranquil adventures on the water. This combination of activities makes Tubu a complete Delta adventure.

Highlights

  • Elevated decks offer some of the most spectacular views in all of the Okavango Delta from amidst magnificent trees
  • Hunda Island is famous for its leopard sightings as well as its excellent densities of large game species
  • The perfect symbiosis of wet and dry habitats make it possible to experience both land and water activities

Wilderness Safaris Early Bird Special Deal

Wilderness Safaris Early Bird Special Deal

 

 

Great news! Introduced in June this year, we are pleased to advise that our Early Bird deal will be in place next year too. The added advantage is that bookings can be made immediately and the longer the lead time the better the discount!

 
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Details 11 Jan 2017 to 31 May 2017 1 Apr  2017 to 31 May 2017 1 Jun  2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Per Person  US$ 955 US$ 1,090 US$ 1,640
Single supplement US$ 285 US$ 310 US$ 310
Details 1 Nov 2017 to 19 Dec 2017 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018
Per Person US$ 1,090 US$ 1,230
Single Supplement US$ 310 US$ 300

Guide and Pilot Accommodation

Seasond 11 Jan '17 - 31 Mar '17 01 Apr '17- 31 May '17 and
01 Nov '17- 10 Jan  '17
01 Jun '17 - 31 Oct '17
Classic & Premier camps US$ 165 US$ 175 US$ 185

1. The pilot / guide rate includes accommodation, all meals, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

2. In some cases, the pilot / guide rate does not guarantee the occupant automatic participation in guest activities. In addition, the nightly rates for pilot / guide accommodation are priced per person per bed and not per room.

3. Note that the pilot / guide accommodation available at most of our camps is not of the same standard as guest rooms and usually comprises of twin rooms which may be on a shared basis
with other pilot / guides. For guaranteed single room use, minimum 2 must be charged i.e. US$160 x 2 per night.

Details 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018 11 Jan 2018 to 31 Mar 2018 1 Apr 2018 to 31 May 2018
Per Person  US$ 1,230 US$ 985 US$ 1,125
Single supplement US$ 300 US$ 295 US$ 325
Details 1 Jun 2018 to 31 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018 to 10 Jan 2019
Per Person US$ 1,690 US$ 1,125 US$ 1,270
Single Supplement US$ 510 US$ 340 US$ 385

Guide and Pilot Accommodation

Seasond 11 Jan '18- 31 Mar '18 01 Apr '18 - 31 May '18  
 
Classic & Premier camps US$170 US$ 185

1. The pilot / guide rate includes accommodation, all meals, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

2. In some cases, the pilot / guide rate does not guarantee the occupant automatic participation in guest activities. In addition, the nightly rates for pilot / guide accommodation are priced per person per bed and not per room.

3. Note that the pilot / guide accommodation available at most of our camps is not of the same standard as guest rooms and usually comprises of twin rooms which may be on a shared basis
with other pilot / guides. For guaranteed single room use, minimum 2 must be charged i.e. US$160 x 2 per night.

These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

Rates are subject to currency fluctuations and Wilderness Safaris reserves the right to amend rates, accordingly.
 
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  15 Jun 2016 to 14 Jun 2017
Per Person Sharing R4 535.00
Single Supplement R1 590.00

It is a condition of travel with Wilderness Safaris that guests have travel insurance. Should they not have insurance cover, they will be personally responsible for any costs incurred as a result of a medical emergency or evacuation, as well as any other insurance claim situation such as loss of luggage.

Terms and Conditions

The below terms and conditions are in addition to the normal Wilderness Safaris terms and conditions.

Seasons:

Unless otherwise indicated, one rate applies for both low and high seasons, but please note that high season is only bookable 1 month prior to travel.

Inclusions and Exclusions:

Accommodation on a full board basis including twice daily scheduled camp activities, local drinks, laundry, park fees.

Flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature are excluded in all regions.

Child rate which is 50% of the adult rate, applies only when children (aged 6 - 16) share with 2 adults in a family unit.

Guide accommodation , at all camps is ZAR1,245.00 per night in sharing guide accommodation. Includes meals. Activities are excluded and only guaranteed when booking private activities. Standard terms and conditions apply - please refer to the General Information manual for details.

Private Vehicle:  ZAR3,560.00 per day, max 7 guests.
Validity:

  • Valid for all SADC residents living in the SADC countries at time of booking and travel, and for a minimum of 6 months per year.
  • Not valid for SADC passport holders/citizens living abroad. We reserve the right to request proof of residency upon booking and/or check in.
  • SADC Resident countries: Angola · Botswana · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Lesotho · Madagascar · Malawi · Mauritius · Mozambique · Namibia · South Africa · Swaziland · Tanzania · Zambia ·
  • Zimbabwe (Kenya is included for the purposes of this special)

Classic Camp

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas.

Notes

1. Where no rates are shown, our camps are not in operation over this period.
2. Accommodation rates are on a per person per night sharing basis, and single supplement rates are per person per night.
3. Rate includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
4. Access to / from the camps is excluded from the above nightly rates. Please contact your Journey Specialist for further details.

 WILDERNESS SAFARIS CHILD POLICY

      Off-peak Season Rate Peak Season Rate
Age Categoty Rules 11 January to 31 May  
&
01 November  to
19 December '
11 January to 31 May '
&
01 November to
19 December  
0 - 2 years Infant Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.
Must be at camps that accept children of all ages, OR if sole use of camp is
booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
 
FOC FOC
3 - 16
years
Child Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.
3 – 5 years: Must be at camps that accept children of all ages, OR if sole use
of camp is booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
6 – 12 years: Private vehicle must be booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
 
13 – 16 years: No private vehicle needed at any camp.
65% off adult rate 35% off adult rate
17 years &
older
Adult Any room type. Full adult rate Full adult rate

Notes

1. Off-peak Season - 11 January to 31 May and 01 November to 19 December, 65% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is peak season and 35% discount applies.

2. Peak Season - 01 June to 31 October and 20 December to 10 January, 35% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is off-peak season and 65% discount applies.

3. The discounted child rate is only applicable to bookings in family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room (should the family room not be available for your particular booking). Child rates do not apply at those camps that do not have family rooms, with the exception of Abu where the child rate may be extended to a triple booking.

4. Children under the age of 17 years are required to share accommodation with at least one adult at all times.

5. Child rates apply only when children aged 16 years or under are sharing with full paying adult/s and must be calculated accordingly i.e. 2 adults and 2 children in a family, charge 2 x adult sharing rate plus 2 x the applicable child rate.

6. In addition, at our Classic and Premier camps, parties with children 12 years and younger are required to book and pay for private activities unless the camp is booked as exclusive use or they have filled a vehicle (6 guests). A family booking will depend on availability of the private vehicle/activities at the selected camp for the period requested.

7. Child participation in activities will vary depending on the camp and the activity.

8. Triple share accommodation is on a request basis and only allowed for children 16 years and under sharing with adults - not for three adults sharing. Guests must accept that there is usually an impact on space and comfort in the case of triple share accommodation. Please contact your Journey Specialist for assistance and pricing.

 

Tubu Tree’s location on Hunda Island and easy access to both water and dry-land habitats, ensures varied and spectacular game viewing.

Game drives


Morning and afternoon game drives on Hunda Island reveal the spectacular wildlife here where leopard and other big game often feature. Our open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodate a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.

Night drives

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.

Mokoro excursions

There is no better way of enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe), which reveal the smaller fascinating critters and striking waterbirds of the region.

Boating

Water-level dependent, excursions in our boat allow for good game viewing in the channels further away from camp, often yielding fabulous sightings of hippo and crocodile and maybe even the elusive sitatunga.

Hide and Star Bed

There are two hides in the area, one of which is located about 20 minutes from camp. This hide can be transformed into a Star Bed for sleep-outs for a maximum of four people at a time. The hide is equipped with a long-drop loo.

Fishing

Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

Birding

The Tubu area is a must for bird enthusiasts, with large concentrations of wattled crane, as well as slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw and African skimmer. In contrast, the dryer Hunda Island sports crimson-breasted shrike and Meyer’s parrot.

Service Rate Notes
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2016 - 10 Jan 2017  US$ 645 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 US$ 665 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan  2019 US$ 685 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***

 Notes

1. The private activity service includes all the standard activities in that camp, be it guided walks, game drives, boating, mekoro, etc.

2. The private activity service commences with the afternoon activity on the day of arrival and ends with the morning activity on the day of departure.

Wildlife seen around Tubu Tree includes elephant, lion, Burchell's zebra, red lechwe, southern 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.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • First time to Africa

    First time to Africa

    Game drive across Hunda Island in search of plains game – followed by predators such as leopard or hyaena. Float through channels on a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe), passing reed frogs and waterlilies on the way. Try your hand at catch-and-release fishing in the reed-framed Okavango waterways.
  • Travelled to Africa

    Travelled to Africa

    Enjoy a boat excursion, perfect for searching out its elusive inhabitants, such as sitatunga antelope. Watch a spectacular African sunset at a scenic spot – anywhere. Fall asleep under the stars at the local hide, listening to the reed frogs and crickets as you do.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    Seasoned Traveller

    Tick off African skimmer, Pel’s fishing-owl and other specials in one of the best birding areas. Enjoy the sun at the pool while looking out across classic Okavango scenery. Watch the red lechwe leaping through the water-logged floodplains.
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