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Chada Camp

Chada Camp: What we think

Chada is one of the most remote lodges we use in Tanzania, located in the Katavi National Park, one of the wildest game experiences in Tanzania. There are a handful of lodges in the park and this is by far the best property, run by Nomad Tanzania who are famous for their adventurous camps with some very good guiding and management.  A stay at Chada is often complimented with a stay in neighbouring Mahale National Park at the other famous Nomad property- Greystoke.

A simple safari camp which is all about offering the best guiding and the best game in Katavi, one of the most remote safari camps in Tanzania and perfect for the safari connoisseur, we give it 5 paws
Guide Price: $736 per person
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Chada Camp: Interesting Facts

  • 8 safari tents
  • One of the last true wilderness areas left in Africa
  • Excellent game viewing from July through until November
  • Walking safaris possible
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 4, pay 3 and free flights between Katavi and Mahale

Chada Camp: In depth

Katavi is located in south west of Tanzania and is one of the most remote and least visited parks in the country.  Not because of the lack of game, quite the opposite, but because it is tricky to reach logistically and the expensive charter flight only runs twice a week, from either Arusha or Ruaha.  It's not a regular on the Tanzania safari holiday route!  The tented camp is located in the trees off the main plain of Katavi National Park, which in the dry season attracts huge herds of elephant and buffalo.

The camp is spread out among the shade of trees, with views peeking through onto the plains.  All the tents are slightly raised on wooden platforms and the feel of the camp is of a traditional safari camp.  The main mess tent has great views onto the plains with as well as an outside dining area for evenings under the stars.  You can essentially safari from your lodge....

The tented rooms are spread out under the canopy of trees with en suite showers and plenty of mosquito net windows giving you great views onto the plains.

The main activity here is game drives in open sided vehicles but Chada also offer game walks on the plains, as well as fly camping.

Chada Camp: Breaking news

Chada Camp:      Katavi Photo Diary

Late last year journalist Anna Chittenden visited some of Nomad's more remote camps.  Her first time to Africa, and struck by the wildness around her, she produced this photo diary of her escapades.

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Chada Camp:      Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Erstwhile Nomad camp manager and ace photogrpaher, Mark Sheridan Johnson, sometimes pops in to take over when other managers are on leave.  We're always delighted when he comes because he takes some amazing photos and shares them with us.  Like these rather "in your face" pics of ...   Show me more >

Chada Camp:      Up close and personal

An excited Samwel Turoto, Nomad guide at Chada, sent this fab photo in this morning.  Although the leopard seems not to care less...

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Chada Camp:      Somtimes it’s not size that counts

Relief manager and pro photographer, Mark Sheridan Johnson, captured these wonderful images of a gutsy little wattled lapwing mobbing a brown snake eagle.  Clearly there was some concern that the eagle was a touch too close to a nest or some eggs for comfort.

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Chada Camp:      Shakin’ the trees

Chada Katavi guest Dale Davis kindly sent us these great photos of a rather acrobatic elephant he spotted while staying at the camp.  Clearly tamarind pods are super tasty.

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