Smaller sister to Chitabe, sharing the same stunning wildlife
2017 $955 - $1640
Okavango Delta - DRY Camp
Price Range (2017)
$955 - $1640
Chitabe Lediba Map
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.
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Dry Camp with little to no water activities but excellent dry land safaris
Chitabe Concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
Light aircraft transfer to the airstrip then private transfer to camp
Classic style lodge with 5 fully en-suite tents
Children of all ages accepted with conditions
Up to 16 Years: A child must share a room with an adult
Up to 12 Years: A private vehicle needs to be booked
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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.
Chitabe Lediba Camp has both morning and afternoon game drives to explore the breathtaking variety of landscapes, habitats and wildlife which border the Chitabe Concession. Afternoon drives usually return after dark in the hopes of spotting the shyer nocturnal animals of the Okavango Delta: such as genet, civet, serval, porcupine and, on the rare occasion, the aardwolf. Chitabe Lediba Camp also has two elevated platforms which can be utilised as a game viewing platform by day.
Game drives take place in the same area as Chitabe Camp's guests, so the viewing experience is identical. Wildlife seen here includes elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and cheetah; as well as zebra, tsessebe, giraffe, kudu and impala. On occasion guests are also privileged enough to see Wild Dog.
Luxury African safaris at Chitabe Camp include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks and spectacular birdwatching. The multiplicity of habitats surrounding Chitabe Camp means there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen, including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, impala and, occasionally, wild dogs. Night drives also provide opportunities for guests to see nocturnal mammals such as civet, serval, genet, porcupine and aardwolf.
· Land-based game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers – the camp has 3 x 10-seater Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven guests, allowing all guests an outside seat.
· The camp has a supply of bean bags for guests to use to steady their camera while on a game activity.
· Night drives with spotlight.
· Walking safaris are offered from camp on request basis.
· Raised platform hides, one within walking distance from the camp (accessibility dependant on water levels)
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.
All 5 tents are classic canvas safari style with double sliding doors to each room. Built on raised decking to take advantage of views over the floodplains, each has its own veranda.
All tents have en-suite facilities with the addition of an outside shower. Standing fans in all room help elevate the strength of the days heat.
Rooms are tastefully and simply decorated with large and comfortable beds with Mosquito netting surrounds..
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
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