Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa became a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. Defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, it is home to numerous animals and you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and untouched nature and see the animals in their natural habitat.
Chitabe Lediba, in the Chitabe Concession, neighbours the Moremi Game Reserve in the south-eastern part of the Okavango Delta. Its wide range of habitats makes for an equal diversity of wildlife sightings. Chitabe Lediba is smaller than its sister camp, Chitabe, and is ideal for small groups or families. Views over the waterhole give ample opportunities to watch the daily animal traffic. Beyond the camp, Okavango and Kalahari landscapes meet to form rich habitats. Both family units have adjoining bedrooms and a shared en-suite bathroom. All five spacious Meru-style tents are built on raised decks, from which outdoor showers offer panoramic views of the Delta. The dining area, lounge and pool have a glorious vantage over the small lediba (a remnant lagoon that has become a waterhole) after which the camp is named and where wild animals and birds frequently come to drink.
The camp is obtained by wooden walkways that lead to the main lounge space. The main lounge area is a big thatched structure that has been superbly built to match the natural environment. The cleverly designed pub, hewn out of a single trunk of a sausage tree, can be completely stocked with a vast array of beverages. In the middle of the principal region, big steps are leading down into a round boma using a flame pit. The little library boasts comfy sofas, however, most importantly has good views across the fertile plains. Brunches and dinners are served at the dining area that’s a big thatched open-sided area, with views across the surrounding regions. A secluded hide facing the camp provides guests with a relaxing place to look at the wildlife. Chitabe also includes a little curio shop selling conventional Okavango baskets and crafts created by the local employees. The swimming pool can be placed overlooking the plain before camp and is surrounded by sun loungers and sheltered from the trees over: it’s an excellent spot to cool off from the heat of the afternoon. The eight conventional but trendy”meru” style tented chambers of Chitabe Camp are constructed on elevated wooden decks and connected into the camp’s major areas by elevated walkways. The en suite bathrooms include added outdoor showers and every room includes a private viewing deck that overlooks the floodplains.
Elevated walkways link the tents to the main dining, bar and pool areas that are designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment and maximise the views of the Okavango. The style of the camp and the setting create an authentic sense of being in a remote wilderness, and truly on safari – in comfort and style, but unquestionably in a wild place, among prolific wildlife. Located on Hunda Island, within the tree canopy and looking down over a seasonal riverbed, Little Tubu offers an exceptional and intimate bush experience for just six guests. The three traditional-style tents are on raised wooden platforms, each with a private viewing deck, outdoor shower and en-suite bathroom.