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Chada Camp: Interesting Facts
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: 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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As many of you are aware, Chada's currently closed for the green season and we're looking forward to opening the camp afresh in June. We look forward to bringing you lots more fun stories and pictures from the camp later in the year.Show me more >
Chada Camp: Unexpected Visitor!
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Chada Camp: Back in Camp after the Rains
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Chada Camp: What Goes Bump in the Night? AFRICAN CIVET!
The bandit has been caught...well that is on the night camera at least. The African Civet is mainly a nocturnal animal and generally solitary. The African Civet is one of the secret seven that can be hard to see and even photograph. It seems as though we have a resident one here that ... Show me more >
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