Photo: Accommodation tent
Photo: Camp dining
Photo: Camp main area
Photo: Sundowners
Photo: Hippos bathing

Chada Katavi

Katavi National Park in the far west of Tanzania is somewhere that even today, few people have been lucky enough to visit. Perhaps because of this, it feels untouched, almost like travelling back in time.

Chada Katavi has been maintained just the way it was when it began – small and intimate with just six East African safari tents. Each of them is spacious and comfortable with wide-open fronts giving you panoramic views of the plain and animal life that constantly comes and goes.

Hippo in their thousands cram the remaining pools, crocodiles retire to caves in the mud walls of the river banks, buffalo and elephant are drawn to the rivers to drink.

The camp itself is designed to be a stylishly simple bushcamp and since it shares all the resources here with Katavi’s animals they ensure that they leave a light footprint. Even though unnecessary fripperies have been left out, you will still find that all your needs taken care of.

The perfect balance of complete remoteness combines with absolute luxury.

It will be one of my greatest memories of my trip and of my many travels around the world.

Katavi National Park in Southern Tanzania is completely unspoiled, with very few crowds—it’s a true connoisseur’s park.