What a fabulous place this is... all the staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. The wildlife viewing was beyond our wildest dreams (pardon the pun).We did two safaris a day for four days and each and every one was fantastic. I knew when we first arrived, walked down to the huge decked bar area and a large herd of elephants wandered into view on the other side of the lake...we were in for a treat! We saw at least 24 species of mammals including 'the big 5' and at least 27 species of birds. It was heaven. Huge thanks to Harley and Moses our fantastic guide and spotter. We even saw a pair of leopards mating and a mum leopard feeding her cubs!... wildlife viewing doesnt get any better than that. Highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back again.
Great for families with young kids
It's a lovely place. We stayed in the house (2 bedrooms and vast living) for two nights; it has the huge advantage of private game drives. For an 8 year old and a 13 year old, the combination of two game drives a day (early morning and late afternoon), a private swimming pool and boy-friendly food made Chitwa a winner. The guides - "Surprise" is superb - know the concession and all of its secrets intimately. They keep it safe, too. Spend the big money. Enjoy. Take your kids. Stayed April 2016, travelled with family
tonymerricks, Melbourne, Australia
Best Christmas Ever - Big 5
We saw all members of the big 5 and many more in our first 48 hours - so close and so exciting!
Excellent venue, lovely staff and great food. The staff choir welcomed us to the Lodge and sang on Christmas Eve and Day - special memories are made of this! Room 1 is enormous and private with big deck and plunge pool overlooking the many animals in the lake. Hali and Moses our ranger and tracker are the most talented and knowledgeable professionals on the planet and although guests would have felt safer with a gun on the Land Rover for our road trips it wasn't needed. We will be back!
highrollerreefing, London, United Kingdom