Chada Katavi

This seasonal safari camp sits in Katavi National Park, one of the wildest locations in all of Tanzania. Tucked away in Tanzania’s far west, Katavi is a collection of untouched plains, occasionally flooded after the rains. Simple yet elegant Chada Katavi sits lightly on these ephemeral grasslands, with just six Meru-style guest tents, designed to blend completely into their natural surroundings.

Inside every tent is a flushing eco-loo and an urn full of water for washing your face. Bucket showers are provided to wash off the dust of Katavi, while conserving the most valuable resource of all. Large netted windows catch the breeze whilst a broad veranda out the front provides a shady space to unwind.

In a clearing, you’ll find a dining tent, library and campfire – perfect settings to sit back with a refreshing drink and a book when you aren’t out exploring the wilderness in a vehicle or on foot. Fly camping adds an extra dose of adventure to your safari – walk across the bush with an armed scout and watch elephants up close, before falling asleep under the vast open skies in the comfort of a mosquito-proof tent.

Location

How to get to Chada Katavi

Chada Katavi is located in the heart of Katavi National Park. Flights to the nearest airstrip Ikuu, are available from Arusha twice weekly (3-3.5 hours in duration) with stops en route for refuelling. The airstrip is around 20 minutes’ drive from the campsite.

Activities at Chada Katavi

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Fly camping

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Chada Katavi Highlights

  • An enchantingly remote classic safari camp in western Tanzania
  • In the heart of truly wild Katavi National Park
  • Walk-in tents with bucket showers
  • Unbelievably large herds of big game and tons of hippo
  • Opportunities to walk and fly camp

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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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