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    Zebras and Wildebeest in Serengeti National Park
    Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park
    Maasai young women in a traditional dress
    Zanzibar beach, the honeymoon holiday destination
    Maasai Moran and Maasai women in Ngorongoro
    Lion tracking and nature adventure
    Girrafes family in Tarangire, The African pride
    Lion male, The King of the jugle
    Enjoy cultural moments with Maasai women
    Enjoy bird life and nature walk tourism
     Sunset in one of Tanzania wildeness destination

Katavi National Park Katavi National Park1 Katavi National Park2

This is Tanzania’s third largest national park, located in the southwest of Tanzania.

Vegetation features in Katavi is a vast cover of  tangled brachystegia woodland, home to substantial but elusive populations of the localised eland, sable and roan antelopes. The main focus for game viewing within the park is the Katuma River and associated floodplains such as the seasonal Lakes Katavi and Chada.   During the rainy season, these lush, marshy lakes are a haven for myriad waterbirds, and they also support Tanzania’s densest concentrations of hippo and crocodile.

Animal features include; an estimated 4,000 elephants,together with several herds of 1,000-plus buffalo, while an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala and reedbuck provide easy pickings for the numerous lion prides and spotted hyena clans during the dry season.

Katavi’s most singular wildlife spectacle is provided by its hippos. Towards the end of the dry season, up to 200 individuals might flop together in any riverine pool of sufficient depth. And as more hippos gather in one place, so does male rivalry heat up – bloody territorial fights are an everyday occurrence, with the vanquished male forced to lurk hapless on the open plains until it gathers sufficient confidence to mount another challenge.

About Katavi National Park
Size: 4,471 sq km (1,727 sq miles).
Location; Southwest Tanzania, east of Lake Tanganyika.
The headquarters at Sitalike lie 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town.

How to get there
Shared charter flights from Dar or Arusha.

Activities
Walking, driving and camping safaris.
Near Lake Katavi, visit the tamarind tree inhabited by the spirit of the legendary hunter Katabi (for whom the park is named) – offerings are still left here by locals seeking the spirit’s blessing.

Best time ot visit
The dry season (May-October).
Roads within the park are often flooded during the rainy season but may be passable from mid-December to February.

Accommodation
Two seasonal luxury tented camps overlooking Lake Chada. A resthouse at Sitalike and campsites inside the park. Basic but clean hotels at Mpanda.