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
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Great game viewing, lovely guide"
Quieter camp than Xigera and Little Vumbura.
Very comfortable, particularly good food." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"Chitabe Lediba review"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
"Chitabe Lediba review"
The impromtu 'lunch in the bush' and our campfire supper with staff entertainment were particular highlights. Not forgetting the game drives with our great guide Phinley. Elephants, giraffes, fantastic birds, gnu, warthogs, kudu, tsesssebe to name but a few - and the icing on the cake were seeing the leopards, mother and son, how amazing!
Huge thanks to all the staff for making this such a memorable stay - especially Alice and Josephine and the lovely Grace who looked after us so well. We would certainly return." See all these reviews: 7n in Mozambique; 6n in Botswana
"Sunsets behind the palm trees"
Of the dozen or so places we stayed during our holiday, this one had the best outdoor shower, detached from the tent, with a view over a floodplain to trees beyond.
We were told the supply truck was a week late and this may be why we were served rice, squashes and eggplant more than we might have been if the truck had been on time. But that's life in the bush.
If the guests are coffee-drinkers, instant coffee should not be on offer. A thermos of the real thing should accompany the morning game drive. But this is nitpicking -- our stay was exceptionally pleasant." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 9n in Botswana; 6n in Zambia
"A Return Visit"
This camp still has some of the best guides around and they will go out of their way to ensure you see the best of what is avaialble. A good family camp that caters well for young people.
The view over the water hole mean that you should not take to long a break in the afternoon as this is the best time to watch the animals drinking, lions, elephants (large herds of) and buffalo (Aug-Oct) make great afternoon viewing, considering everyone else seemed to be asleep" See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
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