Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta: The Lowdown

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Chitabe is a comfortable safari camp in one of the finest game viewing areas in the entire Okavango Delta. We absolutely loved our visit here and for serious wildlife enthusiasts Chitabe would be a tough camp to beat.

What’s Chitabe really like?

Staying at Chitabe you are seriously deep in the bush. Your morning coffee’s tucked away in a baboon-proof box, ground squirrels scamper along the walkways and kudus browse the branches down below. The feel’s very much of a cosy bush camp. At Chitabe meals are wholesome and communal, sharing safari tales each evening over flickering lantern light, and guests stay in large, comfortable canvas safari tents with a bathroom tucked away at the back and an outdoor shower looking out towards the floodplain. Back in the main area there’s a pool (an absolute godsend in the baking heat of summer), a loo with a serious view and a small library where you can hideaway if you want a few hours of peace and quiet. Lastly, if you have eaten too much delicious safari food, Chitabe also has a small gym.

What can I do at Chitabe?

Safari activities at Chitabe focus on game drives, and wow- what game! The wildlife does vary a little throughout the year here, but there are regular big cat sightings, occasional wild dog sightings and plenty more in between. Game drives start early (wake up is usually around 5.00- tough, but we promise you it’s worth it) until mid-late morning and resume again after tea- returning only when the sun sets. Serious wildlife buffs can choose to head out again after dinner for a night drive and if you are keen to do a walking safari this can also be arranged, though please let us know so we can warn the camp in advance as a walking safari guide is not always available.

Giving back at Chitabe:

Chitabe does much to help protect the Okavango Delta for the future- both by encouraging children to learn about wildlife and conservation and also by more immediate protection of the wildlife, through aerial surveys and by providing finance, data collection and logistical support for predator conservation. Please ask us if you would like more information.

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