Katavi National Park 
The park is home to large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, impala, zebras and antelopes, Lions, Leopards and Hyenas. Its remoteness offers a wild safari experience in untouched wilderness, for travellers who want less traffic this destination is your best choice. The Katavi National Park in western Tanzania is remote and wild, the name of the park immortalizes a legendary hunter Katabi whose spirit is believed to possess a tamarind tree ringed with offerings from locals begging his blessings. Katavi is Tanzania’s third largest park, the park’s main features are the watery grass plains to the North. The palm-fringed Lake Chada in the South-East and the Katuma River. Katavi boasts Tanzania’s greatest populations of both crocodiles and Hippopotamus. Lion and Leopard find prey among the huge populations of herbivores at Katavi Impala, Eland, Topi, zebra and herds of up to 1600 Buffaloes wander the short grass plains.

What to do in Katavi National Park?

Game Drives. For anyone looking for a relaxing place for games, Katavi is the right choice! Visitors to this park will have maximum enjoyment for day and night game drives! The park is not overcrowded during the Game-drive making it the best choice for the honeymooners.

Walking Safaris. Visitors to this park will have an amazing opportunity for a walking safari which give a totally different experience to game drives. Expect walking closely to wild animals and getting even better photos.

Birds watch tours. There are over 450 species of birds recorded in this national park, birds watching is possible at any time however the wet season is the best as you can see many birds.

Picnic Lunch and Bush Breakfast. Both picnic lunch and bush breakfast can be served in the park while enjoying the beautiful sounds of birds and animals, visitors will have enough time to explore the park before returning to the camp/hotel for breakfast or lunch.

Filming. Taking recording pictures for business purposes, or any official use, Filming fee: the US $250 charged per person/day and covers conservation, camping and filming fees. Applicable to all visitors.

Hiking. Walking through trails to a waterfall It is being practised in Katavi National Park, 17 Kms walking Trails to an elevated point where it will be easy to view Waterfalls it includes Chorangwa, Lukima and Ndido waterfalls within the parks.

Camping
Special campsites: places that are identified as potential with maximum exclusivity for visitors to stay for a night, usually these places don’t have facilities; ensure everything in should be taken out. Pre-booking through park contacts is required.

Public campsites: These are places with all important facilities available like Toilets, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Dining and water.

Flying Camping: a very prominent model of special camping where visitors maximize privacy, the adventurous and unique experience offered as moving safari, by stop and move.

When to visit Katavi National Park?

  • The best time is from August to October
  • The high season is from July to October
  • The low season is from April and May

Tanzania Travel Tips

Our team carefully researched and focused on trips which attract people with the same interest and naturally get on well with each other through their shared interests.

Once you confirm your booking on a tour you will be sent further practical information – packing tips, detailed itineraries, including advice on health, passport and visa requirements, and minimum and maximum numbers of guests on tours.

Memorable meals are one of the hallmarks of an excellent holiday. With the support of the best cooks, the quality of food and drink service is guaranteed. Depending on the service level or type of tour you have chosen, pre-discussion with your tour planner is a win-win situation for an enjoyable diet. Other tours are accompanied by our cook and others are inclusive service from our accommodation partners include hotels, private camps, and luxury lodges.

The answer is absolute yes! The areas where safaris are organized are safe and free of political chaos. We conduct safaris in places that are politically stable to assure our clients’ safety and enjoyment.

Our Professional Safari Guides are well trained about wild animal behaviors and they have enough experience to lead our clients in the wilderness. Our vehicles are 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rovers with a hutched roof to give maximum visibility of a game.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.

Tanzania destinations are accessible throughout the year but we advise you to take your tours during the dry session for the safari so as you can enjoy the best sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense. July to October and December through February. The green session includes March through June. Discuss with us for the best option if you have also a plan to coincides with Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park’

(We suggest you remember) insect repellent (the best way to prevent malaria and other insect-borne diseases), sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses, binoculars, detergent powder if you want to wash some clothes yourself, hand-wipes small flashlight, aspirin, diarrhea medicine, rain jacket, poncho, or collapsible umbrella, plastic bags (for wet clothes, swimsuit and for keeping dust away from camera equipment), Kleenex/toilet tissue a neck chain for eyeglasses if you take them off to use binoculars and cameras, any medical prescription you need, masking tape or labels for marking exposed films cans, film, extra camera batteries.

Although more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken throughout Africa, this presents no problem as English is spoken throughout East and Southern Africa. Apart from English, all our professional guides are multilingual so we get you covered.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.