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Similar to its sister camp, Chitabe Lediba gets its Safari Lifestyles 4 star rating due to is position, game opportunities and the simple but elegant bush lodge feel.
The services are the same here as are the attention to detail. It is a more intimate camp than its sister but no less attention is paid by the guides and staff to ensure that you get the most out of this wildlife viewing camp.
The camp benefits from having two family units.
Chitabe Lediba Gallery
Chitabe Lediba Camp is unique even in the Okavango Delta in that it harbours such a variety of habitats within close proximity, ranging from classic Okavango Delta scenery with Illala palms dotting floodplains to open savannah and acacia woodlands. A finger of perennial swamps inundated by water throughout the year extends into the Chitabe Concession and the area is also dominated by seasonally flooded areas which transform 56% of the concession from dry floodplains into a lush oasis, when the annual flood waters meander through. All this gives rise to a surprising diversity of species, which allows Chitabe Camp to offer guests a wide range of luxury african safaris, game viewing and birding experiences.
The high numbers of impala in the area means that leopard are often seen near Chitabe Camp. Also encountered are buffalo, elephant, lion and occasional sightings of wild dog, the subject of the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project that takes place in the area.
The birdlife is excellent and varies throughout the year, depending on water levels and season. Raptors are abundant here: including the African Hawk Eagle and the Hooded Vulture often nests on the island. Game drives in the palm-filled landscape of Chitabe Camp often produce families of Ground Hornbill, Greater Honeyguide, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Red-billed Hornbill, Gabar Goshawk and coveys of Red-billed Francolin.
Whats Not Included
Children 6 years and above are welcome
Up to 16 years: A child must share a room with an adult
Up to 12 Years: A private vehicle needs to be booked
Chitabe Lediba Camp is smaller than its sister, Chitabe, and offers a much more intimate experience – ideal for small groups or families. Its two family units have adjoining bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. All five spacious Meru-style tents are built on raised decks.
En-suite bathrooms have outdoor showers with panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. Chitabe Lediba Camp has a dining area, lounge and pool have a glorious vantage over the small lediba (remnant lagoon that has become a waterhole) after which the camp is named. Guests can view the multitude of wildlife which comes to drink by day from the comfort of the camp itself.
2 tents on one side and 3 on the other fan out from the central area made up of the main lodge and a separate swimming pool, making a total of 5 tents, which sleeps a maximum of 10 people in camp.
The camp in general is built in a classic African style making use of wooden flooring and wooden furniture.
The central part of camp is made up of a thatched dining area and lounge leading onto open decking, all built on raised decks to provide superb views across a floodplain. Plenty of large sofas adorn the lounge area where you can sit and gaze over the surrounding bush or hours.
There is a pool that provides cool sanctuary in the heat of the day.
Luxury canvas accommodations on elevated wooden decks and elevated wooden walkways. Each tent is wheelchair friendly and comprises of en-suite facilities with separate toilet, outdoor shower, mosquito net, writing desk and chair, reading glasses, electronic safe and individual canvas bags with padlocks (keys remain with guests) are supplied for valuables which are then stored in a central safe, tea and coffee making facilities (hot water will be provided in the mornings and on request), multi-plug adaptor charging facilities with USB ports, a yoga mat and weights (02 x 2.5kg weights), colouring in book and pencils (for all ages) and a veranda overlooking the floodplains.
During winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided. No air-conditioning, however, ceiling and a water cooled pedestal fan are provided in all the rooms. Seasonal bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, room spray, insect repellent, insect spray, mosquito coil, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tip swabs and cotton wool pads, sewing kit (on request), tissue dispenser, liquid washing detergent, laundry bag and umbrella are supplied in each tent.
The environment around Chitabe Lediba is shared with its sister camp Chitabe.
Chitabe is situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime location in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. The 28 000-hectare Chitabe Concession, situated in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, is separated from the well-known Moremi Game Reserve by the Gomoti Channel. This eastern half of the concession is characterised by grassy floodplains, which separate the Channel from acacia and mopane woodland.
The western half of the concession has as its boundary the Santantadibe River and here a variety of typical Okavango habitats – seasonal palm-dotted floodplains, to wooded islands, tranquil waterways and dry woodland – ensure a year-round variety of game viewing and birding experiences. It is this diversity and a mix of Okavango and Kalahari habitats that makes Chitabe unique and which allows good concentrations of all the larger predators – lion, leopard, spotted hyaena, cheetah and wild dog – as well as herbivores like giraffe, buffalo, lechwe, tsessebe, impala and elephant
Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will always endeavour to provide you with prices under these rates if possible.