Chitabe Camp

Reviews of Chitabe Camp

Excellent(96%) From 49 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 49 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.
Mrs F.P. from London
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Lovely room (no. 3), very good hosting and good food (though not as good as Duba).

Our guide, Luke, was a very nice man, but not top notch - we were sorry we didn't get Dook or O.D. The best sightings of all 3 camps we visited.

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Mrs L. from Mckinney - Texas
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Chitabe was an enjoyable camp. The staff was very helpful and the food was wonderful.

However, we felt our guide there was not as skilled as he could have been. He seemed to struggle to follow wildlife tracks.

Our best experience there was seeing Hyena cubs with there mother. However, these animals were discovered by another guide.

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Mr & Mrs R. from Richmond
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The best overall safari experience

A great camp - slightly spoiled by the other guests - a group of orthodox jews that insisted on being segregated throughout and an odd set up with an advance team of 3 who were there to check out the camp for 3 days ahead of the arrival of V VIPs (Bill Gates' daughter plus nanny plus friend).

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Mr. & Mrs. S - USA
Arrived on: 3-May-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Loved Chitabe

We loved Chitabe. The camp staff was great and the wildlife was unbelievable.

Our guide, Anthony, was the best. The food was good too.

As we have told everyone, it was outstanding.

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R and M from Sydney
Arrived on: 16-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chitabe Camp excellent experience

The transfers to and from the camp were efficient and rapid. The accommodation was very comfortable and the food was good and plentiful. The staff were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. Many had worked a long time at Chitabe and the pride they had in the camp and doing a good job was obvious.

As expected the game drives were the highlight. The morning drive went for about 5 hours and the evening about 3 hours which was fantastic. We saw a wide range of animals, the highlight being the wild dogs hunting which we saw twice. Plenty of leopards and some lions but no cheetah or hyena. Our guide Gordon was excellent and knowledgeable. The small number of game vehicles in the concession and the ability to go off road to follow animals made the experience much more personal.

I would also like to mention Thompson the Chitabe Camp Manager whose genuine friendliness and detailed knowledge of Botswana and the Delta increased our enjoyment. We felt two days was about the right length of time before moving to another camp.



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Dr C. from Singapore
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Spent three nights here. Excellent facilities.

The drives are 'full-on' but then we saw so much too, including a leopard on two occasions and two prides of lions.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An absolute gem

A more relaxed, gentler feel. Very welcoming and a great layout with the best tents of the trip. it was the only pool I enjoyed using, and the library is a great place to crash in between drives.

Each drive produced a surprise, from our only cheetah to a leopard making a kill and feeding her cub. Bush buck and monkeys move between the tents and we were woken on our last morning by an elephant snoring behind us.

The only negative comment was that the food was good but not great. This is however a camp that I would very much enjoy going back to. Absolutely the right way to finish the safari.

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Mr. & Mrs. C - Middlesex
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp Safari

A very comfortable camp in a location full of wildlife, if somewhat spread out. The camp staff were very helpful and extremely attentive and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly.

The Land Rover trips were long and very bumpy at times but the rewards at the end of each run were spectacular. We thought the Lions and Leopards were thrilling but when or guide found a Cheetah, words cannot describe our excitement.

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Mrs M - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

This camp probably had the best game viewing. We saw everything - lions with cubs, leopards, cheetah, wild dogs, etc.

It was a very comfort6able camp and perhaps the most luxurious of all three camps.

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Ms K - California
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitable Camp review

With regard to facilities, Chitabe was a bit of a disappointment in relation to Little Vimbura. The tents were not as private (tho' outside shower was nice), and the placement of the tents made the heat almost unbearable in the afternoon. A ceiling fan would have helped a lot in this regard. The staff were generally nice, but nowhere near the personal quality at Little Vumbura.
We also did not care for our guide, who was almost indifferent to us. The food was O.K./good and liked where we ate (both outside and in very nice dining area). Connie - "the chief of staff" - was terrific, tho' she seemed to be doing too much herself.
That being said, the animal viewing was OVER THE TOP, and for that reason would recommend Chitabe and or the area to anyone and everyone.

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