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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: Client Reviews
100% based on 3 customer reviews
We have just returned from a holiday in Tanzania which included 4 nights at Katavi and simply wanted to tell you that it was the highlight of our trip. We had a wonderful four days criss-crossing the area with Apollo who was the perfect guide, he told us the obvious things and then elaborated on reasons and examples etc. and was, as far as we could tell, word perfect on bird identification, showing us the pictures in the book to confirm what he said. Also Adam and Vicki were excellent hosts, we had a guided tour of the developments and would love to go back and check them out… Adam’s knowledge of bird life was phenomenal, and he shared his enthusiasm with us even lending us his telescope for an afternoon.
The cuisine was amazing, I cant imagine how the chef produced such good meals, and it’s the first time in
Africathat we haven’t been troubled by Gippy tummy!
So, congratulations to all concerned, and thanks for a wonderful trip, L Mackenzie
A simple comfortable safari camp which will suit those more interested in the wildlife than the luxury spa circuit.
Large comfortable and well furnished tents in a camp offering great plains views and good food and service. Nomad are excellent.
i have been traveling for the past ten years in africa, mainly southern africa, including botswana, zambia, zimbabwe etc...
choose that camp because of the remoteness that it promised, and it delivered what i am always looking for, real bush camp!!
special thanks to the great " moody" aka mohamed the manager there, always so friendly and listening to all questions or concern that you may have.
visit this fabulous place!!!
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.
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 ...
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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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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 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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