Katavi National Park in Tanzania

Katavi National Park is Tanzania’s third largest park and is a true wilderness, isolated, untrammeled and seldom visited, providing the few intrepid souls who make it there with a thrilling taste of Africa as it must have been a century ago.

The bulk of Katavi is woodland, home to substantial but elusive populations of the eland, sable and roan antelope. The main focus for game viewing within the park is the Katuma River and associated floodplains such as the seasonal Lakes Katavi and Chada.

During the dry season, when the floodwaters retreat, a safari in Katavi truly comes into its own. The Katuma is the only source of drinking water for miles around, and the flanking floodplains support game concentrations that defy belief. An estimated 4,000 elephants might converge on the area, together with huge herds of buffalo, an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala and reedbuck provide easy pickings for the numerous ...

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WHY VISIT Katavi National Park

  • Genuinely pristine national park one of Africa’s wildest
  • Huge elephant and buffalo herds
  • Highest density of crocodiles and hippos in Tanzania

ACCOMMODATION IN Katavi National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

There are currently no pre-designed tours visiting Katavi National Park. Please note that we display these more for ideas and work closely with our clients to create tailor made safari holidays. Please call our expert consultants who will be happy to create something unique to your interests.



PLACES TO GO IN Katavi National Park

There are just few small safari camps all of which are located on the Katuma River and the neighboring plains, so you will be based here.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Katavi is best in the dry season months between May and October with the later months being the best for game viewing.

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DRY SEASON

Game viewing is good throughout this period but improves as the dry season continues and peaks in hot early summer months of September and October.

green SEASON

The safari camps in Katavi are closed between March and May due to the heavy rains

SHOULDER SEASON

Some rain can be expected at this time of year and the birding can be spectacular. The game viewing remains good



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