Katavi belongs to the beasts of Africa, it always has. Chada Camp is the only human presence for 100's of miles. This is the promise of Katavi - total absorption in the natural world.
The main camp sits on the floodplains of Chada, a Mecca for game; hippos in there 100's not just in the rivers but grazing on the banks in herds. The crocodiles are more circumspect, but so numerous that they can't hide. They often dig holes in the dried sand riverbanks to get out of the sun! The dry flood plains provide such an abundance of grass that you would think you are on the short grass plains of the Serengeti.
The freedom of Katavi is unique, we walk, stalk and bush bash in Land Rovers. No one restricts our movements, we can follow game anywhere we want and for as long as we like. Alternatively it is fantastic to sit and one of the numerous water holes and wait for the scene to unfold with often-dramatic results.
Katavi is like no other park in Africa. It is incredibly isolated, scenically stunning and full of wildlife.
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Facts at a glance