Wilderness Safaris Chitabe Camp is one of the Okavango Delta’s finest safari camps for dry game viewing. Located in the Southern Okavango this camp receives very little water and so no boating activities are possible. However the quality of game viewing in the area is phenomenal with Chitabe well respected as being one of the best big game viewing areas in the country. A fantastic little camp which is a great combination with one of the Okavango’s wet camps
Chitabe - The Details
Located in the Southern Okavango, Chitabe is owned by Wilderness Safaris and is linked by a short 20 minute flight from Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The camp shares an airstrip with Sandibe and is regarded as one of the best areas for game in the country.
Eight spacious Meru-style tents are built on elevated wooden decks amongst the trees. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities and an indoor as well as an outdoor shower making it a great African honeymoon destination. The thatched dining area, pub and lounge area are built on raised decks to provide superb views across the floodplain, and a pool allows guests to cool off in the heat of the day.
The multiplicity of habitats by which Chitabe is surrounded means there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen on your African Safari, including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe and impala. Wild dogs are also occasionally sighted. Night drives provide opportunities for guests to see nocturnal mammals such as civet, serval, genet, porcupine and aardwolf.
Activities include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks and spectacular birdwatching. Chitabe also has two elevated hides located in the reserve, one of which is within walking distance from the camp. Guests can experience a "sleep out" under the stars in full comfort and safety.
Chitabe Lediba is the sister camp to Chitabe and is located to the left of the main Chitabe Camp. They are both in the “classic” category of Wilderness camps (though Lediba is not owned by Wilderness, just marketed by them), however, the main Chitabe Camp was refurbished recently whereas Chitabe Lediba has stayed as not. Both are lovely, but since the refurbishment Chitabe main camp has the edge on luxury. Lediba is slightly more intimate though, so if this is more important to you than luxury, then go with Lediba over main camp. However, if luxury is what you are after then you arguably get more for the same price with going to Chitabe Main Camp.