Chitabe Lediba lies just a short distance away from its big sister, Chitabe Camp, overlooking the same expansive floodplain. The smaller size of the camp lends itself to a more intimate experience and is perfect for families or small groups of friends travelling together. Each of the five tents is more than comfortable and very thoughtfully furnished, including indoor and outdoor showers. Two of the tents are designed as family suites and are joined together for added safety. The main areas offer all of the same comforts as the larger camp, including a plunge pool, library, fire pit and boma.
The enthusiasm of the staff here is quite exceptional and they display a genuine love for the environment in which they work, which translates across to the very high standards of guiding. Private guide Dave Hamman also owns a 50% share in the camp, which no doubt rubs off on those under him. Activities focus entirely on land-based safari by game drive, night drive or walking safari.
The game viewing here has become a thing of legend and has proven to be incredibly consistent year after year. Predator sightings are particularly prolific and wild dogs are regularly spotted. Other big game such as elephant, buffalo and hippo are also abundant along with plains game such as giraffe and zebra. This area also seems to produce the odd unusual sighting of honey badger, aardwolf and bat-eared fox.
This camp has become so popular that it is often advisable to book more than a year in advance. We usually recommend that you combine it with another area that places more focus on water-based activities, such as Jao, Vumbura or Xigera for a more complete picture of what the Okavango Delta is all about.