In the south-eastern Okavango Delta, a short flight from Maun, lies Chitabe Camp, overlooking an expansive open floodplain. A wooden walkway meaders through the trees, leading to each of the eight tents which are very thoughtfully furnished and well laid-out. The en-suite bathrooms are of a good size and include indoor and outdoor showers from which to watch any wildlife wandering past camp. In the main area you will discover the usual lounge and dining room along with a cleverly crafted bar, fire pit, boma, plunge pool, curio shop and a delightful little library to which you could easily disappear for a few hours.
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.
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