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A classic Okavango game-viewing destination

Chitabe Camp is situated in a private concession area on an island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. Playing host to a breathtaking mosaic of open floodplains, waterways, marshlands, dry acacia and mopane woodland, riverine forest and open grasslands, the area is famed for its incredible numbers and diversity of wildlife, in particular predators.
The camp’s eight spacious Meru-style tents are built on elevated wooden decks amongst trees. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities and an indoor as well as an outdoor shower. The thatched dining, pub and lounge areas 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.

Highlights

  • A mix of different habitats means an abundance of African wildlife
  • Wild dogs are often the stars of the show at Chitabe
  • Each tent has its own character, enhanced by superb wildlife photographs

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Details 1 Apr  2017 to 31 May 2017 1 Jun  2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Per Person Sharing US$ 1,150 US$ 1,640
Single supplement US$ 330 US$ 310
Details 1 Nov 2017 to 19 Dec 2017 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018
Per Person Sharing US$ 1,005 US$ 1,230
Single supplement US$ 275 US$ 300

Guide and Pilot Accommodation

Seasond 01 Apr '17- 31 May '17 and
01 Nov '17- 10 Jan  '18
01 Jun '17 - 31 Oct '17
Classic & Premier camps US$ 175 US$ 185

1. The pilot / guide rate includes accommodation, all meals, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

2. In some cases, the pilot / guide rate does not guarantee the occupant automatic participation in guest activities. In addition, the nightly rates for pilot / guide accommodation are priced per person per bed and not per room.

3. Note that the pilot / guide accommodation available at most of our camps is not of the same standard as guest rooms and usually comprises of twin rooms which may be on a shared basis
with other pilot / guides. For guaranteed single room use, minimum 2 must be charged i.e. US$160 x 2 per night.

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Details 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018 1 Jun 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
Per Person Sharing US$ 1,230 US$ 1 690
Single supplement US$ 300 US$ 510
Details 1 Nov 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2019 
Per Person Sharing US$ 1,040 US$ 1 270
Single supplement US$ 315 US$ 385

** Please note that Chitabe Main camp is closed for maintenance from 11 January 2018 and will re-open on 01 June 2018.

Details 11 Jan 2017 to 31 May 2017
Per Person  US$ 955
Single supplement US$ 295
Details 1 Apr  2017 to 31 May 2017
Per Person  US$ 1,150
Single supplement US$ 330
Details 1 Jun  2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Per Person  US$ 1,640
Single supplement US$ 310
Details 1 Nov 2017 to 19 Dec 2017
Per Person US$ 1,005
Single Supplement US$ 275
Details 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018
Per Person  US$ 1,230
Single supplement US$ 300

Guide and Pilot Accommodation

Seasond 11 Jan '17 - 31 Mar '17 01 Apr '17- 31 May '17 and
01 Nov '17- 10 Jan  '18
01 Jun '17 - 31 Oct '17
Classic & Premier camps US$ 165 US$ 175 US$ 185

1. The pilot / guide rate includes accommodation, all meals, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

2. In some cases, the pilot / guide rate does not guarantee the occupant automatic participation in guest activities. In addition, the nightly rates for pilot / guide accommodation are priced per person per bed and not per room.

3. Note that the pilot / guide accommodation available at most of our camps is not of the same standard as guest rooms and usually comprises of twin rooms which may be on a shared basis
with other pilot / guides. For guaranteed single room use, minimum 2 must be charged i.e. US$160 x 2 per night.

Activities at Chitabe revolve around day and night game drives and guided nature walks.

Game Drives

Game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area from predators to prey. Our open 4x4 vehicles accommodate a maximum of seven guests allowing each a ‘window’ seat.

Sunset/Night Drives

Afternoon to evening drives provide opportunities for you to see nocturnal mammals such as civet, genet and bushbabies, as well as owls and perhaps leopard.

Walking Safaris

Walking safaris (dependant on qualified guide availability) with skilled guides offers you the exciting opportunity of coming across big game on foot as well as observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.

Birding

The birdlife is excellent and varies throughout the year, depending on water levels and season. They include African hawk-eagle, ground hornbill, scarlet-chested sunbird, red-billed hornbill, gabar goshawk and red-billed francolin.

PRIVATE ACTIVITIES

Service Rate Notes
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2016 - 10 Jan 2017  US$ 645 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 US$ 665 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan  2019 US$ 685 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***

 Notes

1. The private activity service includes all the standard activities in that camp, be it guided walks, game drives, boating, mekoro, etc.

2. The private activity service commences with the afternoon activity on the day of arrival and ends with the morning activity on the day of departure.

3. *** A different rate applies if only 1 or 2 guests require private activities at Chitabe Camp. Please contact your Journey Specialist accordingly.

Classic Camp

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas.

Notes

1. Where no rates are shown, our camps are not in operation over this period.
2. Accommodation rates are on a per person per night sharing basis, and single supplement rates are per person per night.
3. Rate includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
4. Access to / from the camps is excluded from the above nightly rates. Please contact your Journey Specialist for further details.

 WILDERNESS SAFARIS CHILD POLICY

      Off-peak Season Rate Peak Season Rate
Age Categoty Rules 11 January to 31 May  
&
01 November  to
19 December '
11 January to 31 May '
&
01 November to
19 December  
0 - 2 years Infant Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.
Must be at camps that accept children of all ages, OR if sole use of camp is
booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
 
FOC FOC
3 - 16
years
Child Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.
3 – 5 years: Must be at camps that accept children of all ages, OR if sole use
of camp is booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
6 – 12 years: Private vehicle must be booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
 
13 – 16 years: No private vehicle needed at any camp.
65% off adult rate 35% off adult rate
17 years &
older
Adult Any room type. Full adult rate Full adult rate

Notes

1. Off-peak Season - 11 January to 31 May and 01 November to 19 December, 65% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is peak season and 35% discount applies.

2. Peak Season - 01 June to 31 October and 20 December to 10 January, 35% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is off-peak season and 65% discount applies.

3. The discounted child rate is only applicable to bookings in family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room (should the family room not be available for your particular booking). Child rates do not apply at those camps that do not have family rooms, with the exception of Abu where the child rate may be extended to a triple booking.

4. Children under the age of 17 years are required to share accommodation with at least one adult at all times.

5. Child rates apply only when children aged 16 years or under are sharing with full paying adult/s and must be calculated accordingly i.e. 2 adults and 2 children in a family, charge 2 x adult sharing rate plus 2 x the applicable child rate.

6. In addition, at our Classic and Premier camps, parties with children 12 years and younger are required to book and pay for private activities unless the camp is booked as exclusive use or they have filled a vehicle (6 guests). A family booking will depend on availability of the private vehicle/activities at the selected camp for the period requested.

7. Child participation in activities will vary depending on the camp and the activity.

8. Triple share accommodation is on a request basis and only allowed for children 16 years and under sharing with adults - not for three adults sharing. Guests must accept that there is usually an impact on space and comfort in the case of triple share accommodation. Please contact your Journey Specialist for assistance and pricing.

 

Chitabe Camp 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 hyaena, cheetah and wild dog.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • First time to Africa

    First time to Africa

    Take a game drive to see huge numbers of impala, plentiful prey for the range of predators in the area. Track one of the resident leopards of the area, one of which may even surprise you with her cubs. Enjoy a delicious dinner – out in the bush.
  • Travelled to Africa

    Travelled to Africa

    Walk through the bush, follow the pawprints and enjoy the fresh, clear air. Observe wildlife from the cool waters of the plunge pool while sipping a gin and tonic. Sweat it up in our gym – with a view of the bush!
  • Seasoned Traveller

    Seasoned Traveller

    Watch eagles and vultures in the trees, or catching thermals and soaring through the African sky. Practise your wildlife photography skills, at camp or on a game drive. Discover our wealth of habitats, from ilala palm-dotted floodplains to open savannah and acacia woodland.
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