Chitabe, Okavango Delta

Wilderness Chitabe Lediba enhances central guest areas

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Wilderness Chitabe Lediba has revealed its new-look interiors, in a series of exciting projects underway at this intimate and authentic safari camp, situated in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.


“Chitabe Lediba is undoubtedly one of the Delta’s true gems, and we are delighted to reveal this beautiful new look and feel of the camp’s central lounge, dining, bar and pool areas, in time for the upcoming festive season and a busy 2024 to follow”, noted Helene Hamman, Chitabe Co-owner.


Drawing inspiration from the ethereal beauty of Botswana’s natural landscapes, the new design echoes the harmony of the camp’s wilderness surrounds.  The warm, golden hues found in the undulating sands of the Kalahari have inspired the earthy tones used in the interiors, and rich, textural layering creates an inviting sense of calm as you enter the open-plan lounge and dining areas. Soft sand-coloured furniture and luxurious fabrics were chosen to ensure an elegant and comfortable dining experience.


Organic elements and luxurious fabrics, from Kelim scatter cushions to African artefacts and statement lighting, all knit together in the lounge area, further enhancing the wow factor of this communal guest space.


Lounge and bar in the main area


“The subtle greys and muted tans of the various pieces of lounge furniture are punctuated by the colours of the scatters, with their transformative palette of mopane leaves in autumn, ranging from vibrant greens to fiery oranges and reds. This breathes life into the interiors, infusing them with energy and the spirit of change.  A personal favourite is our commissioned chandeliers, made of cream hide strips, which move gently in the breeze, filtering a soft evening glow", added Helene.


With new life breathed into the design of this Delta hideaway, guests are assured of a beautiful home-from-home environment with the utmost comfort, style and grace – with reminders of an authentic safari experience at every turn.


New furnishings and loungers at the pool


Chitabe Lediba is linked by an elevated boardwalk to its sister camp, Chitabe. Aptly named, it overlooks a small lediba – a lagoon within a Delta channel; this central attraction of the camp is famed for the wildlife it draws and the sightings it offers. An outdoor firepit, raised off the ground and overlooking the floodplains, is the perfect spot for fireside chatter, stargazing and an evening tipple.


Ideal for families and small groups traveling together, this is armchair travel at its finest, where you often don’t even have to leave camp or your private decks for unbelievable wildlife sightings.


“We are looking forward to welcoming our guests to the reinvented Chitabe Lediba, and to continue delivering authentic safari experiences and thrilling year-round game viewing to all who visit”, concluded Helene.

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