Chitabe Camp

Reviews of Chitabe Camp

Excellent(96%) From 37 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 37 of our travellers who have visited Chitabe Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr and Dr A - Cleveland, UK
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

The third and final camp of our visit, but as with the others we visited the experience was wonderful.

Another superb location, with lovely 'tents'.

Wildlife viewing, and guiding by Mo, was terrific - lots of variety in both landscape and animals. Lots of leopard, close encounters with elephants and much much more.

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Mr & Mrs D from Caldicot
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Fabulous camp.

Ebe was a first rate guide and the things he found for us to see were superb. A stand off between two young leopard, hunting lion and a family of cheetah.

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Mr & Mrs K - Guildford
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

We had an incredibly enthusiastic and delightful guide, Luke, who went to a great deal of effort to seek the animals out for us.

All great fun with good food and excellent game viewing - the best.

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Mr L & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great leopard action at Chitabe

Given recent rainfall this camp is no longer as "dry" as we thought it was going to be but none the worse for that.

We had some very expert guiding with a male leopard trying to attract the attention of a local female. When we found her she was heading in the opposite direction at some speed - fascinating.

Birds once again were spectacular.

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Mr & Mrs G from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful stay

Chitabe is a great concession and the camp is lovely. The game viewing was very good - we saw lion, leopard, wild dogs and a cheetah in the space of 3 days plus a lot of bird life and other animals. Gordon was our guide and he was personable and knowledgeable.

We really liked the camp. It has been refurbished in the last couple of years and the rooms are spacious and very tasteful. One of the best things is that the rooms are quite a way apart from each other so you can't hear or see your neighbours which is nice. The bathroom area was light and clean and the outdoor shower overlooking the bush was nice and hot.

The managers were really friendly and chatty and you didn't get the feeling that making conversation with guests was a chore. Food was good and varied and it is nice to be able to help yourself to as much or as little as you want rather than having meals served already plated.

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Mr & Mrs M from Australia
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great accommodation, service and game viewing

All round excellence. Cannot see how things could be realistically improved. Great accommodation, pro active management and staff and great guiding by Anthony

Significant sightings included lions on a warthog kill, a very photogenic leopard, a large pack of wild dogs, and hyena pups playing outside their den

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Mr & Mrs B - Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

this was a very relaxed camp with a relaxed friendly management style. All staff were pleasant and helpful.

the food was variable in quality, although overall good and plenty of it. A better variety at dinner would improve this aspect of the camp.

We enjoyed the traditional evening. I will only serve my husband in this way the once. For those who have no idean what I am talking about, then visit Chitabe.

Our guide (Ebes) was the most respectful person we have encounterd in a long time - to us, his colleagues, his environment, animals. It was a pleasure being on drives with him. Very informative and happy to go at whatever pace we wanted.

The tent was very comfortable but housekeeping could improve a bit as the way the shower is designed makes the wooden floors very slippery to the unitiatnated.

We saw varied game and the highlight was finding the cheetah. Wild dogs and pups seen close to camp.

If there was a category of very good I would choose this overall.
[Ed: our five categories are Excellent, good, average, poor and terrible - so there's no 'very good'!]


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H family from London
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Best game viewing on our trip and a really good guide.

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Mr & Mrs H from Wroughton
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Something about the management here at Chitabe wasn't quite right. It was firendly and pleasant but somehow lacked the togetherness of other camps. Staff seemed to operate as individuals and were not so joined up as a team.

Personally, we missed tea and coffee facilities in the rooms, hence rooms rated as good, when they were new and some of the best we had stayed in.

Our guide was Oats - who was an amazing patient guide who wanted to show us all Chitabe had to offer, including stillness and quiet. We saw good game but also experienced the vastness of the area in a way we hadn't at other camps. We learnt a lot about Botswana, the tourism industry, education system etc - Oats left us with a legacy and desire to return.

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Mr and Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 20-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent game viewing

Chitabe was an excellent camp, both from the accommadations as well as the guides.

The game viewing here was the best of the 4 camps we went too. The rooms were stunning and was visited by some vervet monkeys, Bernard the Elephant and some baboons.

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