Chitabe Lediba

Reviews of Chitabe Lediba

Excellent(96%) From 75 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 75 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 J. from Tring
Arrived on: 11-May-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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amazing wildlife variety

the rooms were excellent with two separate identical units both with good views and linked by decking and shared walkway

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Mrs M. from London
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Frustrated at Chitabe Lediba

We were disappointed with the way our stay at this camp was managed. There were 7 people in the vehicle with the guide on 4 drives out of 6 when other vehicles were leaving the camp with only one couple in them. This was not what we expected at this level and made the drives often frustrating in terms of communicating with the guide, positioning the vehicle for sightings, having some level of spontaneity with photo taking, etc.

When we registered our concern with the staff, we were told no other option available. This also meant that we were restricted by flight schedules on 2 morning drives which had to be curtailed to get back to the airstrip. We did not have time to do the drive the guide had mentioned to the edge of the concession where the rhinos and cheetahs are. We did drive in that direction on the last morning and skirted the area.

It was a great shame as it was a particularly beautiful part of the concession and the guide did say that, had we had more time, he would have driven in much further.

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Mr P M & family from UK
Arrived on: 18-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

This was the highlight of our holiday. The camp was exceptional - the location, diverse landscapes, accomodation, staff and the food.

The game drives were excellent - we saw lots of game and bird life and the scenery and landscapes were beautiful. Our guide, Duke, was very knowledgeable and personable and we really enjoyed his company. Three nights was ideal here, allowing us to relax, see a lot of wildlife and enjoy the experience.

We would strongly recommend this camp and would love to return one day.

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Mrs & Mr G from Washington
Arrived on: 5-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

Rooms: This camp was very nice. We asked several times about who the host is and it was never clear who was the host. We found out at another camp that Chitabe Lediba is managed by Wilderness Safaris but is owned by Botswana hence there is no "management couple" on site.. The rooms are permanent tents which were in excellent condition and what we have encountered in previous Wilderness camps. The bad thing about the tents is that the floors are like ice and very slippery in socks. They should warn people.

We were able to use our CPAPs with no problem. We were never offered distilled water so we used bottled water.

Activities: The game drives were wonderful and we even saw one of the S. African black rhinos that have been relocated in Botswana - a rare sighting! Our guide was excellent and was able to point out many birds and animals. The highlight was we found that termites were coming out of the ground on the wing. We have the most amazing picture where by at the end of the airport runway we found on the ground - eagles, vultures, Kori bustards, and jackels all together catching the termites as they came out. There were Starlings above to catch the ones that escaped. It was one of the most amazing things we have ever seen on safari.

We also found out from another Wilderness camp that we should have received metal water bottles to take with us on safari. Instead we were given water that was in plastic bottles straight from a store. We thought it strange based on Wilderness Safari's commitment to eco-conservation.

Food: The food was also very good. It had a lot of variety, including local dishes for us to try. The staff who took care of meals, beverages and rooms were very nice and we enjoyed interacting with them.

Facilities: The main Lodge area was very nice and clean. Meals were done buffet style which was nice.

We heartily recommend this camp to others.

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Expert Africa comments

Chitabe Lediba responded by advising that they do not have a Management Couple per se, but does have a management team consisting of 3 people. During the time these guests were in camp, they would have seen a number of different managers as we were doing a few training courses and had to rotate some of the team around, this was a temporary rotation.

We have recently changed the product we use on our wooden floors in the tents and we are confident that the floors will no longer be slippery. Even though we have placed timely orders for the stainless steel water bottles many months ago, the stock had still not arrived at the time these guests were in camp, therefore we had to revert to using the plastic bottles. Again, this was a temporary situation and we apologise that our staff did not explain this properly at the time. We are very pleased that they rated their overall stay as excellent.

Mrs C from London
Arrived on: 20-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

friendly atmosphere, safari drives excellent, food excellent
swimming pool was disappointing -- very small = more like a bath
very little nice views

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Peacocks/LC from USA
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Variety at Lediba

We chose Chitabe Lediba as our final camp because of it's reputation for high quality game viewing.

We experienced excellent management, a wonderful experienced resident guide in Duke, and a wide variety of excellent game. The terrain is an interesting mix of water filled channels, dry upland, and plains bordering the southern boundary of the Moremi.

Elephants were resident, the birdlife was exceptional as many species were feeding on aquatic life in the receding waterholes and channels, there were two resident lion prides, a female leopard and her cub, resident painted dogs, and finally a beautiful female cheetah. The journey along the northern channel was a "garden of eden" mix of impala, kudu, giraffe, zebra, warthog and elephant. Lediba would be exceptional in the Green season.

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Mr L & Mrs O from Indiana
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Second Great Experience at Chitabe Lediba

You simply can't find a better camp. This was our second stay here, this time during the rainy season and it was just as fabulous. Great game viewing, a surprise bush lunch and dinner in the boma. Great leopard sightings, wild dogs and more.

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Mr G from Tennessee
Arrived on: 6-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Best Wildlife Viewing of the Trip

Chitabe Lediba is a top-end camp with all the bells and whistles.

We could just as easily marked it as excellent. Staff and guides were all fine, although we got the impression that they were going through the (good) motions a bit. Rooms are large and well-appointed, food OK but not the best we had during our trip.

The reason to go here is the wildlife. We saw just about everything out there during our three days.

No other camp came close for the volume and variety of game.

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Mrs & Mr A from Australia
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chitabe Lediba review

Chitabe Lediba is a great camp and is set in a beautiful location. We stayed two nights but could easily stay more.

We were treated like long lost friends throughout the stay. The staff were excellent.

The game drives with our guide Luke were fantastic, a great variety of game and birdlife. We were very fortunate with all our drives and Luke did his utmost to make sure we saw as much as possible.

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Mr & Mrs LB from Alderney
Arrived on: 23-May-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A great time at Chitabe Lediba

A very friendly camp, accommodation was excellent and the guiding very good. We had a lot of sightings, lions with cubs, a hyena den with pups, a massive herd of Cape buffalo and a leopard as well as the 'usual', giraffes, elephants, zebra etc. We also enjoyed our lunch in the bush.

Our only criticism would be that whilst some of the food was excellent some was not so good. We would have preferred to have a roof on the vehicle as it did get hot late morning, but appreciated the ponchos in the morning when it was cold!

Overall we would certainly go to this camp again.

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