Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Chitabe Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Chitabe Camp

Chitabe’s commitment to the 4Cs includes a variety of projects ranging from research and monitoring programmes to education and social upliftment projects. Below are a few that Chitabe currently supports both financially and logistically.


Green Operating Systems

In keeping with Wilderness’ objectives of using technologies and techniques towards reducing energy consumption and fuel use, and other resource-use reductions, Chitabe Camp is run on 100% solar power, and uses efficient solar geysers to heat water.

Chitabe Staff - Children in the Wilderness

Each year, Chitabe and Chitabe Lediba bring the children of our staff to the camp for an annual Christmas Party. Two days of activities cover all aspects of conservation and game drives, as well as fun activities. This gives not only a sense of pride to our staff, but also to their children.

Botswana Predator Conservation Trust

This is the longest-running large predator conservation research programme in Botswana. Started by Dr JW McNutt in 1989 as a research project focused on Africa’s most endangered large carnivore, the African wild dog, it now has a record of life histories of thousands of wild dog over more than ten generations. The project expanded to become the Trust, which now serves as an umbrella organisation for all large predator conservation research (lion, leopard, cheetah, hyaena and wild dog). Chitabe supports the programme financially and the researchers logistically; Chitabe guides help in data collection.

Coaching for Conservation

Chitabe contributes annually to the Coaching for Conservation (C4C) programme, an initiative of the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust that aims at inspiring children to care about themselves, others and the natural world around them. C4C’s signature Learning from Wildlife Model uses the power of and inherent value of sport, as well as bringing the animals we are trying to protect onto the sports field as virtual coaches and mentors to learn from. By linking conservation to core values through sport, children are able to personally connect with wildlife and wild spaces.

Maun Animal Welfare Society

Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS) is a non-profit organisation aiming to improve the lives of domestic animals by providing free or low-cost veterinary services and educational programmes in and around Maun, Botswana. MAWS’ vaccination campaign has helped reduce the spread of diseases such as rabies and canine distemper. Chitabe supports MAWS logistically and financially.

Aerial Survey

Since 2009, Chitabe and Chitabe Lediba have been involved, financially and logistically, in an annual Aerial Survey of the concession. Annual aerial surveys help to establish data on the wildlife populations in an area.

Poverty Reduction

Chitabe, is committed to raising the living standards of its employees to ensure that the whole family is raised out of poverty. This is done through higher than inflation annual salary increases, annual school education donations and generous profit share pay outs. Chitabe won a Silver medal in the “Poverty Reduction” category at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016.

Latest News From Chitabe Camp

  • Chitabe Camps - September 2016
    Sep 28, 2016

    The Chitabe Pride continued to dominate the area surrounding Chitabe, as this area has become their core territory – they recently took down a male kudu very close to camp…

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  • Chitabe Camp - August 2016
    Aug 11, 2016

    The wild dog sightings at Chitabe were phenomenal this month with 18 pups from two females now at the den…

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  • Chitabe Camps - July 2016
    Jul 10, 2016

    Chitabe’s two dominant male lions and two intruders spent the month clashing over territory, constantly vocalising until the interlopers were sent running to the south…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Can't say enough about Chitabe and the staff. We stayed at three camps in Botswana in March 2016 and Chitabe was by far the best from all standpoints. ”
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Reviewed by: Kfischer123, 25 March 2016