Chitabe Concession is separated from the Moremi Game Reserve by the Gomoti Channel. The western boundary of the concession is the Santantadibe River. The Chitabe Concession is considered to be seasonal flood plains rather than permanent Delta.
The reserve is characterized by areas of open water on the flood plains in the north western areas of the reserve near the Santantdibe River. This region has some deep water channels and permanent dry islands - some of which have large Baobabs on them.
The southern areas of the reserve are mostly made up of mixed forest and riparian scrub including Fever trees, Sausage trees and Jackal-berry trees.
The diverse habitats in Chitabe Concession support numerous different animals. The area usually has good Leopard sightings and has a large population of predators such as Lions and a pack of African Wild Dogs which stay in the area. Cheetah can be seen in the drier areas of the concession.
There are large herds of Impala and Zebra often found grazing on the grass on the floodplains. Several herds of Buffalo and Elephants are permanent residents, but their number can swell into thousands as large breeding herds pass through between June and October. Sightings of most grazers are good from July to November when the flood waters recede and the animals congregate to eat the fresh green grass.
On night game drives you can see many of the nocturnal inhabitants of the region such as Aardvark and Aardwolf, and if you are very lucky, maybe even a Pangolin. Other smaller inhabitants such as the Yellow Mongooses are also common.