Chitabe Lediba

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Chitabe Lediba

This newly-renovated camp is located on the other side of the same island as its sister, Chitabe Camp. It is smaller than Chitabe Camp and offers a much more intimate experience - ideal for small groups or families.


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.
What 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 Lediba Camp is located in the Chitabe Concession, which covers 28,000 hectares of pristine Okavango Delta wilderness. The Camp has 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.

The area is a combination of open grassland, acacia-forest 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, kudu, hippo, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, 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.

Why Stay
The Chitabe Lediba Camp consists of five canvas tented-style rooms, built on raised decks with luxurious interiors, complete with en-suite bathrooms, including double vanity basins, indoor and outdoor shower with spectacular views. There are two family rooms, one (for older children) with an adjoining front deck and the other (for youngsters) with an adjoining corridor; each room however has its own en-suite facilities.

A dining area, lounge and pool have glorious views over the surrounding floodplains and the small lagoon waterhole. Wildlife viewing is the major activity at this camp, whether on walks or game drives.

Chitabe Lediba Camp has both morning and afternoon game drives to explore the breathtaking variety of landscapes. Afternoon drives usually return after dark in the hope of spotting the shyer nocturnal animals: such as genet, civet, serval, porcupine and, on the rare occasion, the aardwolf. There are two elevated platforms which can be utilised as a game viewing platform by day.

Getting There

The Chitabe Lediba Camp is located in a private concession in the 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 25 mins. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 minutes, but allow additional time for customs and immigration.

Chitabe Lediba Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana