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5 Days Safari Katavi National Park

5 Days Safari Katavi National Park

5 Days Safari Katavi National Park Overview:

Katavi national park is a very remote park which was created in 1974. The park is approximately 4,471 square kilometers (1,726 sq mi) in area, which makes it the third largest national park in Tanzania. The park is blessed with thousands of zebra, topi, and impala, Hartebeest, giraffe and Defassa water buck. There is a large population of resident elephants and some impressive herds of buffalo. It is a great park for watching lion-buffalo interactions.

Flying to Katavi National Park a 5 Days Trip

Day 1: Met upon arrival at Kilimanjaro/or Dar-es-salaam International airport by your private driver and vehicle and transfer directly to a lodge in Arusha.

Day 2: Fly Arusha/Katavi

Catch your 0800 flight (shared charter) from Arusha across the savannah plains of Tanzania to the exclusive camp of Chada Katavi. Upon arrival you transfer by 4×4 from the airstrip to Chada Katavi Camp in time for a hot lunch and time to relax back at Camp.

Overnight Chada Katavi Camp: Set on a wooded promontory overlooking the plains of Katavi you cannot get much more “bush” than this! Six luxury tents set in the shade of acacia trees with commanding views of the open plains provide amazingly comfortable lodging, with open camp fires at night and overfriendly elephants wandering through the camp (FB).

Days 3, 4, 5 Katavi:

Morning game drives to the nearest airstrip, where you take a quick flight back to Arusha. You’ll be met by new vehicles that will take you around to shop and sightsee, and for another local lunch before continuing to the hotel adjacent Kilimanjaro airport. You’ll have a private room before the evening departures.

How to get to Katavi National Park

The most convenient way to reach Katavi is via a 4-5 hour-chartered flight from Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Depending on your itinerary, your entry point to Katavi will be through Kilimanjaro International Airport (46 km from Arusha) or the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar.

By car, Katavi is a 2–3-day drive from Dar and the road journey from Arusha takes 22 hours. We recommend that you fly to save you from a long road journey.

The only commercial flight is the bi-weekly service between Uaha, Katavi and Mahale which is operated by Safari Air Link. However, most campsites have links with airlines, and

If you book with us, we will organise your transport and accommodation for you.

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When to go to Katavi National Park?

The best time to visit Katavi National Park is during the annual dry season from June to December. During the dry season, the Katuma River is one of the only water sources within the surrounding area, and you will have spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities around the river.

Hundreds of hippos and crocodiles gather around the scarce waterholes, and thousands of topisimpalas, and zebras pass through the plains.

Despite the increase in visitor numbers during the peak season, you will virtually have the park to yourself.

11 Days Safari Katavi National Park

Accommodation in Katavi National Park

Chada Camp

Operated by Nomad Tanzania, Chada Camp is located 50 km east of Lake Tanganyika. Chada Camp offers six safari tents which are surrounded by trees and offer sweeping views of the surrounding plains. The tents are dispersed to maximise your privacy, and the camping experience is suitable for children 12+.

Each tent has a comfortable bed, a writing desk, and gauze windows which allow natural light to shine through. The accommodation is decorated with homely natural fabrics and palm matting. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet.

Outside your tent, you will find a bucket shower. You can cool off after a day of activities whilst enjoying the scenic views, and you may even see a herd of elephants. There is a large communal tent where guests can relax, read, or watch the elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes wander past. Breakfast and lunch are served in the dining tent.

Guests can choose between dining indoors and al fresco dining under the stars. Before dinner, guests gather at the campfire for snacks and drinks. Chada Camp offers safari activities, including 4WD game drives, picnics surrounded by the animals, bird watching, and guided walking safaris.

Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge

Operated by Nomad Tanzania, Chada Camp is located 50 km east of Lake Tanganyika. Chada Camp offers six safari tents which are surrounded by trees and offer sweeping views of the surrounding plains. The tents are dispersed to maximise your privacy, and the camping experience is suitable for children 12+.

Each tent has a comfortable bed, a writing desk, and gauze windows which allow natural light to shine through. The accommodation is decorated with homely natural fabrics and palm matting. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet.

Outside your tent, you will find a bucket shower. You can cool off after a day of activities whilst enjoying the scenic views, and you may even see a herd of elephants. There is a large communal tent where guests can relax, read, or watch the elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes wander past. Breakfast and lunch are served in the dining tent.

Guests can choose between dining indoors and al fresco dining under the stars. Before dinner, guests gather at the campfire for snacks and drinks. Chada Camp offers safari activities, including 4WD game drives, picnics surrounded by the animals, bird watching, and guided walking safaris.

Katavi National Park