After breakfast we transfer you to Arusha Airport and fly to Katavi National Park, located deep in off-radar western Tanzania. A short game drive carries you to Chada Katavi Camp, your home for the next three nights. Arrive to welcoming smiles and an escort to your canvas suite, one of only six available in camp.

After settling in, stroll over to the lounge tent for high tea and an introductory game drive. The main activity here is game drives in open sided vehicles but Chada also offer game walks on the plains, as well as fly camping.

Katavi National park is the third largest park in Tanzania. It is also by far one of the least visited in the country, making it a truly untouched wildlife paradise. During the dry season up to 200 hippos might flop together in any riverine pool of sufficient depth. The giant crocodile are found sleeping in the caves on the banks of the rivers.

Giraffe, topi, zebra and other herbivores gather in great numbers along the watercourses. A kaleidoscope of birds flit across the riverbanks swamps and palm groves while flotillas of pelican cruise the lakes.

Elephant graze waist-deep in the marshlands. Lion and leopard find prey among the huge populations of herbivores… But most spectacular of all are the vast herds of 1,000 plus buffalo seldom seen elsewhere in Africa. 

Selecting a scenic spot, your guide pulls out a hamper packed with sundowner treats and chilled drinks. As the sun sinks toward the horizon, you raise a glass to the wildness and solitude of Katavi. Return to the lodge in the early evening, where candles and lanterns create a warm and cozy glow around the fireplace.

After freshening up, sip cocktails in the library before a sumptuous three-course dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Chada Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}