Just as Satara is considered to be the best place to spot lions, Letaba has gained a reputation for being the ideal place to see elephants. Upon the riverbed below the camp, you will often see elephants. These gentle beasts are plentiful in the area, largely due to the grazing opportunities. With the river nearby, Letaba is considered an oasis surrounded by dry bushveld. And there isno keeping elephants away when there is so much green vegetation on offer.
While you will certainly see elephants while on your way to the camp, Letaba’s lookout points mean that you can sit comfortably, with a picnic basket at the ready, and look for elephants. The lookout points are strategically set up to give guests the ideal place to relax while doing some wildlife spotting. The camp is so well known for its elephant populations that it has a museum dedicated to the animals.
The Letaba Elephant Hall is the most popular museum in the camp and the entrance is free. The park is also home to the KNP Emerging Tuskers project. This initiative is for research purposes and it encourages visitors to take photographs or to record footage of elephants with large tusks. These images are being used for research purposes.