KATAVI NATIONAL PARK
A remote park some 1,420 km west of Dar es Salaam. Fly from Dar es Salaam or Arusha.
Combine with Serengeti, Mahale Mountains or Ruaha.
ABOUT THE PARK
Katavi is Tanzania’s third largest National Park, yet so few visit it given its location in the far west of Tanzania close to Lake Tanganyika. The tens of thousands of large mammals present in the Katavi ecosystem really make this the last wilderness of Tanzania. Access can be difficult given the remote location, so we recommend flying there to make best use of your safari holiday time.
WHAT TO DO
Game drives, fly camping safaris, lodge safaris, bird watching.
WHEN TO GO
Ideal game viewing: JULY – FEBRUARY. Can be inaccessible between March and May.
Stay 3-4 nights.
WHAT TO SEE
The best place to see roan antelope, and mighty herds of buffalo with up to 5,000 animals. A single herd can form a column of more than 3 km in length. Lions are present in high numbers, and rivers and lakes are full of hippo and giant crocodiles. Visit in the drier months (August – October) for the most dramatic wildlife concentrations.