Best places to stay in Katavi - Safari lodges

Best Places To Stay In Katavi - Safari Lodges

Safari buffs fall in love with this park very quickly, and for good reason. It is very wild and untouched, so as a result any experience here will be a magical one. The game is outstanding, especially buffalo and lion. All in all we think Katavi is Tanzania's best kept secret. There are only a handfull of camps in Katavi, please see below some of our favourites.

Chada Camp

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.

Katuma Lodge

Katuma Bush Lodge is ideal for the traveller looking for a truly remote experience away from regular tourist routes. In this park, you will find animals curious and unfamiliar to human contact. The flotillas of pelican are a special sight.  Game drives are offered twice a day with an optional night game drive.  

Katavi Wildlife Camp

Katavi only has a couple of accommodation options in the park and this is one of our favourites with a simply incredible view onto the plains. Owned and run by the Fox family, who have other properties in southern Tanzania this camp reflects what a classic safari camp should be like.

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