Located along the rift escarpment in Tanzania's west, Katavi is one of the biggest and richest wildlife areas in the country. The park contains wonderful scenery and is made up of a number of flood plains that form Lake Katavari during the wet season.
The main focus for game viewing is the Katuma River and it's associated floodplains. These lush and marshy lakes are a sanctuary to many species of waterbirds and support Tanzania's densest hippopotamus and crocodile concentrations.
It is during the dry season when the park thrives as a safari destination. With the water level of the Katuma receding to a shallow trickle, it becomes a vital water source, drawing in elephant and buffalo in their thousands.
The floodplains become the stage for some staggering confrontations as the large numbers of giraffe, impala, zebra and reedbuck attract hungry lion prides and clans of hyena. As the dry season begins to end, hundreds of hippos come together to wallow in the remaining mudholes and riverine pools. This large congregation encourages territorial disputes between the males, which can turn bloody on a daily basis.
There are not many places left which can offer such a raw and unspoilt experience.
The following itineraries can be used as they are, or alternatively they can be customised in any way you desire. Use these itineraries for inspirational ideas of what is possible within your Tanzania holiday experience, then make a no obligation enquiry allowing us to tailor-make your ultimate holiday journey.
CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO
In Tanzania, close to the equator - Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's highest freestanding mountain and also Africa's highest peak. Climbing it is a once in a lifetime experience.
In Tanzania, close to the equator - Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's highest freestanding mountain and also Africa's highest peak. A once in a lifetime experience.
KATUMA BUSH LODGE
Katuma Bush Lodge in Katavi National Park in Tanzania is ideal for the traveller looking for a truly remote experience away from regular tourist routes, offering an exciting bush experience.
Katuma Bush Lodge in Katavi National Park in Tanzania is ideal for the traveller looking for a remote experience away from regular tourist routes, an exciting bush experience.