Chitabe Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Chitabe Camp

Chitabe is situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime location in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. Eight spacious en-suite Meru-style tented rooms are built on elevated wooden decks, each tastefully styled with unique decor.


What We Love
  • Canvas tents, thatched roof and double sliding door entrance to each room.
  • Chitabe Camp contributes to the Botswana Predator Conservation Project through their Botswana Wild Dog Research Project.
  • Dave and Helene Hamman, the owners of Chitabe Camp and Chitabe Lediba Camp, have dedicated many years to photographing the African wild dog and are the authors of a book, Running Wild.
Need to Know
  • Camp has 220v generator powered electricity, inverter system is used for lighting and plug points are available for charging batteries.
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated. The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.
  • Walking safaris are offered from camp on request basis.

The Review

Chitabe Camp is situated in a private concession area in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. While playing host to the diversity of wildlife, birds and habitats which only the Okavango Delta can offer, this area is a breathtaking mosaic of open floodplains, waterways, marshlands, dry acacia and mopane woodland, riverine forest and open grasslands which is notably in contrast to the areas further north.

Why Stay
Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp has eight spacious en-suite Meru-style tented rooms are built on elevated wooden decks, each tastefully styled with unique décor. The spacious en-suite bathrooms include double vanity basins together with an indoor as well outdoor shower. Elevated walkways connect the rooms to the main area.

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. There is a pool that provides cool sanctuary in the heat of the day.

The area is a combination of open grasslands, acacia woodland and shallow waterways. Game viewing is varied from the lush green period after the rains to the dry winter months when plains game numbers peak. Buffalo, elephant, lion, warthog, lechwe, hippo, giraffe, leopard, cheetah and tsessebe are found throughout the year. Wild dog are frequently seen in the concession. The birdlife is excellent and varies throughout the year, depending on water levels and season.

Activities include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks (on request) and spectacular birding through a diverse array of habitats. Night drives also provide opportunities for guests to see nocturnal mammals such as civet, serval, genet, porcupine and aardwolf. Owing its location on the periphery of the Delta, Chitabe offers exciting year-round game viewing.

Getting There

The Chitabe Camp is located in a private reserve in south-eastern Okavango Delta. Moremi Game Reserve borders the north and east. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 20 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 20 mins. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Chitabe Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana