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.
Katavi Wildlife Camp - The Facts
This camp is sitauted in west Tanzania and is only accessible twice a week on charter flights either from Arusha or Ruaha. Staying in Katavi
is expensive due to the flights and people often also visit Mahale Mountain National Park which is a superb lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Katavi only sees a couple of hundred tourists a year, maintaining Katavi as one Tanzania’s great safari
wildernesses. There are a handful of safari
lodges in Katavi but we only recommend two properties, Katavi wildlife lodge and Chada Katavi by Nomads. Both are great but if you can afford the best we recommend Chada Camp.
The main area of Katavi Wildlife lodge has great views onto the Katasunga Plains where you will often have great views of huge herds in the dry season. The main area is very open with relaxed sitting areas near a bar, a great place to relax in the afternoon.
Katavi wildlife has 8 guest tents which are sat on raised platforms covered with thatched roofs. The tents are of Meru style and are surprisingly spacious with en suite bathrooms at the rear. There are great views out of each of the tents. It’s a great little camp and well worth considering for a stay in Katavi!