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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