Chada Katavi Camp
The Katavi National Park is one of the remotest and least visited wildlife destinations in Tanzania. The distance from the more popular Northern and Eastern Tanzania safari circuits to Katavi in the south west, in this vast country, can be quite discouraging, and the costs very prohibitive. There are only two expensive charter flights a week from either Arusha in the north or Ruaha in the south. The remoteness factor has traditionally been an advantage for the seasoned and discerning safari adventure seeker. Vast tracts of truly wild, unexplored African wilderness await the odd true enthusiast, and that is who this camp is made for.
“Everything you need, and nothing you don’t” - those are the expectations the owners tell you to come with. They even promise that little has changed since they set up camp 20 years ago. The Chada Katavi is a rugged, highly functional outpost from which to explore this truly African wilderness. Serious nature lovers will enjoy staying at Chada Katavi Camp for the way they co-exist with the nature around them sharing resources with the wildlife depending on the availability and the need – like they cut down water usage seriously during the drier months.
Accommodation at the Chada Katavi Camp
There are six functional tents, under a canopy of acacias and tamarinds, with wide open fronts opening up to vast wilderness of the plains in this area of Katavi. The 6 tents that make up the camp are quite basic with en-suite bathrooms which offer ‘eco-flush’ loos and basic bucket showers – with water on demand. The tents have net windows to allow the breeze in and keep the bugs out. There is a clearing with a dining area and a library. The evenings are spent around a campfire exchanging stories of the day’s adventures. Chada Katavi Camp gives you the true basic safari experience in which you are essentially a part of the wild world around you.
Chada Katavi Camp Activities and Highlights
- Game drives in open 4WD vehicles
- Fly camping booked in advance
- Great birding
- Walking safaris
Chada Katavi Camp is for true nature lovers who want to spend their African safari completely immersed in their surroundings.
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