A perennial Okavango favourite now with upmarket lodgings
Chitabe Camp sits on an island on private conservation land in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. The famous Moremi Game Reserve lies just across the Gomoti Channel. A mosaic of habitats – woods, wetlands, and grasslands – surrounding the camp has won Chitabe renown for its numbers and biodiversity, and for being a predator hotspot.
The camp’s eight spacious Meru-style tents are raised on wooden decks under large, shady trees. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities, and indoor and outdoor showers. The thatched dining area, bar, and lounge are built on raised decks to provide superb views across the floodplain, and a pool allows you to cool off in the heat of the day. Rich, earthy colours and African décor prevail, complemented by the striking wildlife photographs of Chitabe co-owner Dave Hamman, internationally acclaimed for his images.
Chitabe is located in the Chitabe Concession, which covers 22 000 hectares of pristine Okavango Delta wilderness. This unique area harbours a massive variety of habitats within close proximity giving rise to a surprising diversity of species. The mix of Okavango and Kalahari makes for an excellent home to an abundant array of herbivores: giraffe, buffalo, red lechwe, tsessebe, impala and elephant, which in turn support the larger predators: lion, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah and wild dog.
The camp runs on solar and Chitabe’s support extends beyond the camp by providing financial and logistical support for a variety of projects ranging from research and monitoring programmes to education and social upliftment projects.
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One of our favourite camps and areas with a healthy pricetag.
Per person per night sharing