Reviews of Chitabe Lediba
Wildlife sightings and reviews
77 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Chitabe Lediba and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Chitabe Lediba review"
The Guide "Oats" was first class" See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"Amazing place. A must in the Okavango Delta"
"Chitabe Lidaba, not chitabe"
Liked this much smaller camp and had an excellent guide with BB. His wife was the manager at Chitabe. BB was very knowledgeable in both the area of finding game and his expertise in photography...what a bonus!! He had had many courses in photography and had an overall supreme level of education.
He gave my daughter, the photographer, for our trip, many tips, and when she was too tired to go out one morning, he took just me, with him taking pictures (my poor close up eye site, prevented me from seeing camera dials) for the morning safari. What a treat to have both his skill as a photographer and knowledge of not only the area, but all the info about the wildlife.
While at Chitabe Lidaba, my daughter and I had the family sweet with separate rooms and adjoining pass way; great to have some separate space, which we shared with the baboons, but who cared. Really loved the small camp after the large one at Duma Tau." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 3n in Mozambique; 2n in South Africa; 2n in Zimbabwe
The famlily tent was fantastic and the roar of a lion as wake-up call was unforgettable." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
"Chitabe Lediba - many sightings"
Our guide, Paul, was very good and tried really hard. That he is also a photographer helped
The only flaws appeared at the very end of our stay, due very obviously to some problems in camp management/communications, which, together with problems in Wilderness Air left us for 3 hours+ in the noon heat at the air strip and nearly cost us the p.m. drive at Duma Tau.
The camp manager, Mr. Mooal....? (large, used to be at Duba Plains, very important in his own mind) spends most of his time driving friends around; asst. mgr., M.s Charity (very educated, in camp for 3 monyhs, her first amin. job) is mostly in charge; *very* assertive. Arranged for us to finish a.m. drive at the airstrip (against recommendation by our guide). In the meantime Wilderness Air, after the usual time changes had problems with two planes. There was no timely communication from camp; our guide tried repeatedly to get some answers - a plane was supposedly fly to Maun and then pick us up. It never happened. Two planes landed (with space), no luck. Camp manager drove by, said hello & left. Our guide tried to contact camp general manager, was told to "take message & stand by" - nothing for an hour. No contact, no info for 3 hours.
Eventually a plane came, we got to Duma Tau; no time for lunch, but we got to p.m. drive.
" See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
"Home of the Leopard"
The staff is incredible, the food outstanding. One night they served dinner in the "boma" and the following night it was dinner around the pool. We loved the fact that it is a small camp.
Our guide, Gordon was great fun and "Flame", who was doing his guide training, added another set of eyes and a sunny personality. The only negative, and not a huge one, was the afternoon helicopter sightseeing flights from the nearly soccer field. No one in camp, not the guests nor the guides nor the staff, was happy with this as it was beyond their control. It wouldn't preclude us from returning but it takes away the tranquility of the area, it makes resting in the afternoon next to impossible and certainly must affect the wildlife." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana; 6n in South Africa
"Chitabe Lediba is a fantastic camp."
Our tent was very luxurious and we had an outdoor shower (as well as an indoor one) where we could watch the wildlife while we showered.
Our guide had a great sense of humour.
The only negative was that on a couple of nights there was not quite enough food. This was probably because there was a party of people there with very healthy appetites. Once they left the portions seemed to be adequate." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana
"Baboons & 3 Lion Prides at Chitabe Lediba"
We were greatly entertained by a large troop of mischievious baboons grazing in the expansive grasses bordering our deck--many babies riding atop or clinging to the belly of their mamas. Then we saw them all running back after being chased off by staff for trying to steal food in lounge area.
Incredible fortune to observe 3 lion prides. Jaw-dropping amazing to discover our jeep was in the middle of 8 resting lionesses & cub. Saw them again later waking up & setting off to hunt. Watched 2 lions loudly crunching away at their kill. All this was closeup and fascinating.
We didn't want to go home so soon, so each animal, bird & landscape we encountered seemed especially precious. Our last morning outing, gave us just one more time to see different animal species, almost like a parade all the way to the airstrip." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
The staff was extremely friendly and the food was very good.
The guide was not the best we had on this trip." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
"Chitabe Lediba review"
The splash pool area is lovely and definitely the nicest pool of all the camps we stayed at. Our guide Mo was extremely knowledgable and skilled as well as entertaining. The game viewing was the best of our trip. The food was very good quality and well presented." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
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