Chitabe Lediba

Reviews of Chitabe Lediba

Excellent(97%) From 53 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 53 of our travellers who have visited Chitabe Lediba, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr &Mrs C - County Wicklow, Ireland
Arrived on: 16-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great intro to the Okavango

We found the birding experience at this camp excellent. Our guide, Newman, was highly knowledgeable about the terrain, birds and wildlife generally. We learned a great deal from him.

The camp team had a unique spirit setting an atmosphere which could not be matched elsewhere. Food was varied, freshly prepared and maintained at industry-recommended temperatures on the few occasions when our return to camp was delayed.

The main camp was lovely, the bedrooms comfortable. The downside is the slightly 'segrated' bathroom. This leaves a great deal to be desired and nothing whatsoever to the imagination! The management explained that an upgrading is imminent. It cannot be soon enough.

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Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

Very welcoming. Eebs our ranger was excellent. He was a very good driver and extremely knowledgable.

My husbands bag was a day late in arriving but the staff were all aware of this and most helpful.

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Drs from Washington, USA
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

We loved Chitabe Lediba! The size of the camp was fantastic -- it accomodates 10 guests maximum, and when we were there the total occupancy ranged from 4 to 8 guests, which made the camp very intimate. The staff were very friendly, and we thought our guide, Andy, was great! At the camp, we enjoyed the fresh-baked bread served with every meal, which was particularly delicious!

We saw fantastic game at Chitabe Lediba! We had several excellent viewings of leopard, which seemed particularly abundant. There were lots of elephant (which we got to see extremely up-close, as they often wandered right up to our tent!).

We were very fortunate to get excellent sightings of the resident wild dog pack -- we saw 13 dogs, including 6 pups, on three separate occasions, and were able to observe the pups playing with each other and with a bone they had found! We also saw several interesting nocturnal animals, such as the serval, springhare, and porcupine.

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Mr L from Lancashire
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Lediba, great staff, lots of leopards

The guide (Newman) I had at this camp was one of the best I have ever had.

More than happy to go into detail of why things happen and how the animals react both on the drives or back at camp.

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Mr & Mrs Little bee-eater - Norfolk
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

Another warm and friendly welcome from enthusiastic staff. Kenny was charming and informative.

Luke (our guide) was another star.

Camp overall very different to Little Vumbura, which we preferred.

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Mr and Mrs S from Jersey
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Game everywhere

The drive from the airstrip to the camp set the scene for our stay with an encounter with a herd of elephants, giraffe, more elephants, impala and did I mention the elephants.

The proximity of our vehicle to the animals gave us a taste of life in camp. However nothing prepared us for the cacophany of sounds when we tried to sleep that first night. We recognized the elephants and lions (although the nearness was slightly unnerving) but the sounds of other animals we still needed to identify. We soon became used to it all even when the elephant pulled branches down on top of our tent.

The time spent here was enhanced by our wonderful guide OT. He was incredibly knowledgeable and went to great efforts to ensure that we saw a huge variety of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dogs and birdlife. He also had a wonderful sense of humour and made sure that every day was enjoyable for us.

The rest of the staff and the managers were always on hand to discuss our sightings and tend to our needs. They were very friendly.
We enjoyed the dinners when we were all seated at one long table and were able to meet and discuss the day's activities with guests from all over the world.

The only minute thing that concerned us were the steps going down to the camp fire area. 3 of our party experienced slight problems. These need to be highlighted in some sort of way as they may cause an accident. I think that the staff are already reviewing this problem.

Altogether our stay in Chitabe was a wonderful experience.

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Mr and Mrs I from Henley-on-Thames
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tops for game viewing

Third visit to Chitabe and would put this Camp on the top of my list should I ever afford to return.

OT was an outstanding guide.

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Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great game viewing, lovely guide

Good guiding from OT, good variety of game viewing.

Quieter camp than Xigera and Little Vumbura.

Very comfortable, particularly good food.

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Slender mongooses from the Midlands
Arrived on: 28-May-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

When we arrived at Chitabe , the camp seemed nicely small and intimate .It was only on the second day that we realised that that was in part because earlier in the season most of the communal area had been burnt down!! That the excellent team of staff here had made that so unapparent to us is just one tribute to their hospitality !

Hee our guide was Simon Byron accompanied by Chief as his tracker .Simon put David Attenborugh to shame with his astonshingly insightful guiding...it was not just a privilege to be in this remarkable place , but also to share the time with him .

In four nights we saw ( just to mention the exceptional ) a pair of 6 week old leopards ( we watched them for about 3 hrs) , a stunning cheetah ( we shadowed him for about 30 mins ) , Porcupine, a fishtrap full of Yellow Billed Storks , Pink-Backed Pelicans ,Marabou Storks , and tremendous nightime sightings ( very close to) of lions roaring territorially and of an adult female leopard.
Once again , we were torn apart to have to leave the place and the lovely people.

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The Meerkats from London
Arrived on: 12-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

The best camp we stayed in on this trip

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