Katavi Plains National Park is universally recognized as one of the few truly remote and untouched areas of Tanzania’s immense conservation areas.
At more than 1 million hectares, Katavi is the third largest National Park; it has 2 lakes, Lake Katavi in the north and Lake Chada in the south, fed by the Kutuma river.
These lakes are cracked open plains during the dry season from June to November, only filling in the rains. Kutuma River shrinks to a narrow stream, with pools which become the extremely cramped quarters of hundreds of hippos and crocs. In fact, Katavi has the highest density of Hippos and the largest Crocodiles in Tanzania.
Katavi Wildlife Camp is set back amongst the trees fringing the Kitasunga Plain. As the Katuma river is just close by a daily parade of animals pass in front of the camp on their way to drink.
The camp has just 8 well placed tents built onto wooden platforms and shaded by an extended thatch roof. The bar lounge has perfect views out across the plain where many lion kills are witnessed as there is a resident pride of lion close by.
There are 8 luxuriously appointed tents built up on elevated wooden platforms with thatched roofs and large verandas overlooking the plain. All the tents have en suite bathroom facilities - Shower, flush toilet, basin with hot water heated by solar.
Set back amongst the trees which line the floodplain with wonderful views of Kitasunga Plain, the tents enjoy both shade and camouflage and are ideally situated to make the most of game viewing. All tents are mosquito proofed.
Activities include game drives in open adapted 4WD vehicles. The vehicles have tiered Seating and roof shading. Game viewing is shared unless a private vehicle reserved. Guided game walks are available.
Fly camping can be pre booked for a minimum of 2 nights.