Chitabe Lediba Camp
Lodge style Intimate family gathering
In a luxurious setting
Get ready for a chummy, warm safari experience in the 28,000 hectare Chitabe Concession. This pristine, unspoilt and unaffected wilderness is part of the Okavango Delta and houses Chitabe Lediba Camp. Smaller than its sister Chitabe, Chitabe Lediba is the place for a much more intimate experience, ideal to take a small group of close friends, family or loved ones to this remote gem in Africa. One of the owners, Helene Hamman, firmly believes that one principle radiates through the camp: that people are a company’s greatest asset. So it is not a coincidence that her compassion for every individual staff member, has contributed to Chitabe’s warm family atmosphere.
The five luxury canvas safari-style tents are built on elevated wooden decks, two of which are family units. All tents include en-suite facilities with a separate toilet and indoor and outdoor showers; for those windswept ablutions. There are mosquito nets, pedestal fans, with tea and coffee on hand - nothing like sipping a first coffee in the morning, while you sit on your verandah and overlook the Okavango Delta floodplains. The main camp is raised on a deck with elevated walkways that connect the tents to the public areas. Under thatch, there is a lounge and dining area, a bar area, library and curio shop. Evenings are filled with warmth from the camp fire area, hot afternoons are cooled down with a plunge in the swimming pool. The camp boasts glorious views over the surrounding floodplains and the small lediba (remnant lagoon waterhole). Besides comfortable beds and luxurious tents, there is something else: a dedicated staff attending to all your wishes - like tucking hot water bottles into your bed at night, before you realise that is exactly what you need.
Activities at Chitabe Lediba Camp
A good night sleep in a warm bed is great, but then it is time for the real deal: game viewing. The mix of the Okavango Delta and nearby Kalahari Private Game Reserve makes for an excellent home to an abundant array of herbivores: giraffe, buffalo, red lechwe (and incredible fiery-red antelope), tsessebe, impala and elephant, which in turn support the larger predators: lion, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah and the rare wild dog. Chances are you spot wildlife the first hour you set foot on this African soil. The area is a combination of open grassland, acacia forest and shallow waterways. Game viewing is varied from the lush green period during the rains to the dry winter months when plains-game numbers peak. Okavango Delta safari activities include game drives in the morning and afternoon or early evening, while bird watching and walking safaris are scheduled upon request (no children under 13 allowed). Return after your safaris with fresh memories of Africa and possibly discover elephants roaming the camp. End the day with dinner in the boma; huddle under your blankets as your share safari stories and tales with other guests. Absorb this nightly quietness and melt into the natural splendor – with no Wi-Fi connection and just one television in Chitabe Lediba Camp, it will be easier than you think.
Tripadvisor comments Chitabe Lediba Camp
This was my first camp on my first safari on my first trip to Botswana and I sure lucked out! The camp itself is fantastic - well-appointed tents, clean, comfortable beds and the food was nothing short of amazing. What really sets Chitabe Lediba and its sister Chitabe camp apart is its location. I was there at the end of September (tail-end of dry season) and the animal concentrations were astounding! I saw so much wildlife in my three nights there that all the animal checkboxes had been checked at my first camp! The service is great, knowledgeable guides and honestly the most amazing food that can be had in the middle of nowhere. Highly recommended!SheldyC from Hong Kong, China
An outstanding camp in almost all respects with particular emphasis on excellent customer service: comfortable, very comfortable, accommodation, good food, but above all else a really outstanding wild and untouched traversing area well stocked with a wide variety of wildlife both predator and prey. Probably the best safari destination (lodge, wildlife and countryside) we have visited throughout Africa.Berdewelle from Attleborough, UK