Fly to Katavi National Park, Tanzania

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12+ years

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Under 12 years

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12+ years

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Infants Under 2
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Visit Katavi National Park, Tanzania

Katavi National Park is the third largest national park in Tanzania and one of the most remote. Covering a 4,500 sq km of grassland, Katavi is located in Mpanda District, Rukwa Region in Western Tanzania.

A game viewing jewel and one of the best-kept secrets of East Africa, Katavi is pure wilderness and home to a teeming wildlife, exotic vegetation, and seasonal lakes. No wonder it is regarded as the ultimate safari park!



Main Attractions:

Katavi National Park has many attractions, these are the highlights you should not miss:

  • Game Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Lush Scenery
  • Remote Safari
  • Katisunga Plains
  • Katuma River

Game Viewing

Nowhere else showcases buffalo and lion duels like Katavi does. Game drives in the park can be seriously explosive. The lion, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah, wild dog, wild cat, serval, and caracal are seen in the park.

Wildlife Viewing

Famous for its enormous crocodile and hippo populations, the wildlife in Katavi can compete with the finest safari experiences in the world. Other wildlife species include elephants, buffalo herds, hippos, zebras, giraffe, topi, and waterbuck.

Birdwatching

With over 400 species of birds, Katavi is a great place for birdwatchers. Large flocks of storks, African fish eagles, Bateleurs, lilac breasted rollers, crested barbets and paradise flycatchers are but a few on the long list of birds in Katavi.

Lush Scenery

Soak in the incredible scenery of immense wetlands, roaring waterfalls and original miombo woodlands with its huge variety of plant life.

Remote Safari

With fewer visitors, Katavi is the ultimate safari experience of remoteness, isolation, and oneness with nature. A feel for raw and wild Africa is what the park gives.

Katisunga Plains

Catch a glimpse of the roan, sable antelope among a large number of wildlife animals attracted to the heart of the park.

Katuma River

The river is flanked by a grassy floodplain and the expansive but seasonal Lakes Katavi and Chada supporting some of Africa’s most impressive concentrations of buffalo, elephant, hippo, and crocodile.

More About Popular Activities

Birdwatching Safari

With over 400 bird species, Katavi gives equal credit to birdwatchers. Pelicans, waterfowls and open billed stork are best watched breeding around the swamps and lakes.

Walking Safari

Go up close and personal with nature, take part in an African walking safari and truly experience the culture, wildlife and the landscape of Katavi.

Group Safari

Enjoy daytime game driving, walking safaris and exceptional short fly-camping trips in groups with nights spent out under the stars in Katavi.

Bush dining

Dine out under the stars of the African night. Enjoy a silver service affair of traditional Tanzanian food and an unforgettable experience.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • Katavi is the 3rd largest park in Tanzania, but the least visited. This is because until recent years the park has not been that accessible.
  • Tribe's that inhabit the park and surrounding areas have been known to live here since the 19th century.
  • If you looking for a raw nature experience, off the tourist track, Katavi National Park is just the place to visit!

The closest airport is Mpanda

Flights from Mpanda (HTMP)

Flights To Mpanda (HTMP)

Popular Activities

  • Birdwatching Safari
  • Walking Safari
  • Bush Dining
  • Game Drives
  • Star Gazing

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