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Why we like it
- The only camp in a million acres located in Katavi National Park
- Activities on offer are real bush walks in the vast open plains, game drives in open vehicles, fly camping and excellent bird watching
- A small intimate camp, understated yet sophisticated
- Unbelievable game with vast herds of buffalo roaming the plains; elephant, lion, leopard, crocodiles and huge pods of hippos
- Each tent has its own private verandah looking onto the plains
- Perfectly combines with Greystoke Mahale to explore more of western Tanzania
Exclusive to A&K clients
- A private dinner under the stars
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We had no expectations, as this was a first safari for all of us. We were impressed and very comfortable.
- BM, Inverness
Discovered 20 years ago by explorers Roland and Zoe Purcell, Chada Katavi was created and continues to work in harmony with the animals that live in this pristine wilderness area. Chada Katavi is a rather civilised affair, the perfect retreat after a day of thrilling safari adventure and discovery on wheels or on foot. Creature comforts abound in this untamed world. Hidden in the acacia and tamarind trees are just six romantic roomy tents with fine wooden furniture, large shade net windows that let in light and air, and private de luxe bathrooms with the classic safari style bucket shower. Fabulous bush cuisine is served in your remote hideaway at dinnertime. Fly camping must be booked in advance and there is an extra charge. Chada Katavi welcomes children over the age of 12.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
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