Chitabe

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stamp3Why photographers love Chitabe

  • Very good year round game viewing
  • Excellent predators
  • Night drives, walks, off-road driving all possible
  • Good wild dog, leopard, lion and other predators
  • Diverse habitats with baobabs and impressive stands of palms

How we rate Chitabe

Wildlife  starstarstarstar
Wilderness  starstarstarstarstar
Lodge  starstarstarstar
Dining starstarstar
Vehicles  starstarstarstar
Guides  starstarstar

Chitabe at a glance

Chitabe has 8 luxury Meru tents with en suite bathrooms connected are built on elevated wooden decks amongst trees. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities and an indoor as well as an outdoor shower. The thatched dining, pub and lounge areas are built on raised decks to provide superb views across the floodplain, and a pool allows you to cool off in the heat of the day. Chitabe Lediba Camp is smaller than its sister, Chitabe, and is ideal for small groups or families. Its two family units have adjoining bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. The dining area, lounge and pool have a  vantage over the small lediba (remnant lagoon that has become a waterhole) after which the camp is named and where multitudes of wildlife come to drink.

The concession

Chitabe Camp is situated in a private concession, in southern Okavango, which covers 22 000 hectares of pristine wilderness. This area has diverse habitats within support giraffe, buffalo, red lechwe, tsessebe, impala and elephant, which in turn support the larger predators: lion, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah and wild dog.

The seasons

  • Game viewing season is from May to October and November.
  • The floodwaters usually arrive towards July offering excellent game viewing.
  • Out of season the game viewing is still great and you can enjoy better rates.

What Chitabe costs

  • The rates start from about $800 per person per night sharing.
  • Flights to Maun (20 minutes)

Photographers need to know

You will always be spoiled for choice with sightings in the immediate area. Close proximity to good game means that you do not need to travel too far.

The good news

Chitabe Camp is marketing by Wilderness Safaris, which has an excellent standard of conservation and ethics.