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Chada Katavi Camp

Katavi National Park, Tanzania

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

This is an amazing camp in an extremely wild park with almost no one else around. While remote and off the beaten path (a 4 hour flight from Arusha), when combined with nearby Mahale this is an incredible itinerary. The game viewing is so concentrated, the animals so numerous, we send as many people as we can to Chada. 

Its reputation as the tsetse fly capital of the world and outdoor bathrooms make this camp not for everyone. The luxury of this camp is having pristine, wild Africa practically to yourself. This is a dream destination for serious safari goers.

Chada Katavi is situated in the core of Katavi National Park in western Tanzania, one the most beautifully wild and rugged landscapes. 

The six tents are raised up on wooden platforms on the edge of the Chada Plain. They have wide-open fronts and plenty of shaded net windows to let in the passing breezes. The en-suite bathrooms are at the side with eco-flush toilets, a basin of cool water to refresh yourself with, and safari style showers. 

The wildlife is unbelievable in Katavi. Hippos in the thousands cram into the remaining pools, crocos retire to caves in the mud walls of the river banks and herds of buffalo and elephants are drawn to the rivers to drink. The lions, hyenas and other predators are attracted to this abundance, giving guests a fascinating glimpse into the raw and wild world of primal instincts. Rare Roan and Sable antelope, normally skittish and shy, graze openly on these plains, wandering amid the expanses of swaying grasses. It is this combination of unique wilderness isolation and incredible concentrations of wildlife that makes Katavi such an ideal safari experience for those seeking thrills and adventures.