Located along the rift escarpment in western Tanzania, the Katavi National Park is Tanzania’s third largest national park, spanning 4 471km2.

One of the most densely populated wildlife areas in Tanzania, it is home to the biggest buffalo herds in the world.

A wilderness haven, Katavi National Park contains a multitude of habitats, from thick reeded flood plains and deep rivers full of hippo and crocodile to woodlands, open savannahs, untouched lakes and majestic waterfalls. With such diverse landscapes you will find a correspondingly rich variety of game.

This promises even the most seasoned safari traveller a rewarding and authentic African safari. The abundant wildlife roaming the park ensures some of the most spectacular uncrowded game viewing, including the exceptional opportunity for walking safaris with expert armed guides as well as game drives in open-sided 4×4 game-viewing vehicles. You will be treated to sightings of roan and sable antelope, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, elephant, over 400 bird species and a bounty of waterfowl. Those interested in history can continue the tradition of locating the famous tamarind tree alleged to house the spirit of Katabi, a legendary huntsman, to place an offering at the base of the tree.

Katavi National Park

Things to do in Katavi National Park

Game-viewing drives

Nature walks

Accommodation in Katavi National Park

Chada Katavi

Stylish simplicity rules at tranquil Chada Katavi, where the six East African safari tents feature large wide-open fronts, perfect for admiring the expansive views and spotting the many wild animals that wander past. You’ll have the place virtually to yourselves – this is the perfect spot to lose yourself in the wonders of the natural world. The safari tents are spacious, airy and comfortable, with panoramic views of the plain and the animal life that constantly comes and goes. In fact, you often don't have to leave your big tent veranda to see game of all kinds. Elephant and monkeys…

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