On arrival into Maun Airport you will be met by a representative and assisted onto your flight to Chitabe Camp, a flight of about 20 minutes. Your guide will be waiting on arrival to transfer you to camp, a game drive of about 30 minutes, depending on sightings along the way.
Chitabe Camp is built on a pretty island in the southern Okavango Delta, in a private concession bordered on three sides by the Moremi Game Reserve. The animals roam freely between the reserve and concession, ensuring superb game viewing. This area receives flood waters later in the season and is markedly drier than the areas visited later in the itinerary, offering an interesting contrast. This area has some of the most exciting game viewing in Botswana.
Game viewing is excellent, look out for regulars like Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Reedbuck, Lechwe, Impala, Zebra and Hippo. And more. Wild dogs are among the major attractions of this area and a long-standing program to study the Wild Dogs is based nearby Chitabe Camp.
Activities focus on game drives in open 4×4 vehicles during the day and at night accompanied by an experienced guide, as well as nature walks. Chitabe is strictly a land activities only – no water activities are offered here.
Having met the team, settled into your room and enjoyed some refreshments you will then set off on your first game drive as the heat of thee day begins to subside and the animals begin to stir. Stopping in a scenic spot to toast the setting sun with a drink, you celebrate your first day on safari before returning to camp. A camp fire will be roaring and dinner follows shortly. You then retire for your first night in the Okavango, enjoy all the wonderful sounds of the nocturnal animals going about their business, safely tucked up in your lovely room.