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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: 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 >
Chada Camp: The Life Line Flows Again!
Another dry season has come and gone. The Katuma river, which starts outside the north end of the park, and feeds both Lake Katavi, and all the way down to Lake Chada, is the life line of the park. The river has started to flow again. The energy of the park has changed, a sense of ... Show me more >
Chada Camp: What Goes Bump In The Night? ... Take 3!
Whether it is big or small with the night camera up and ready for action nothing can escape it. Even if the night is a rare quiet one there is always something going bump in the night. Our big friendly giants are famous for moving through with loud thrashing of trees together ... Show me more >
Chada Camp: Tree Climbing Lions of Katavi
With Tanzania national parks like the Serengeti and Lake Manyara being known for a rare chance to see a tree climbing lion you can add katavi to the list. There are theory’s surrounding why lions climb trees, some say it is to get away from the heat of the ground and catch a nice breeze ... Show me more >
Chada Camp: What Goes Bump in the Night?....Take 2!
As we continue to try and catch those who go bump in the night around camp, we always get excited when we check the camera and there are pictures ready to down load. This time we caught 1 of our 5 resident bush bucks. They work as our local alarm system as they move around camp in the ... Show me more >
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