Located in a remote and less crowded section of western Tanzania, Chada Katavi is a simple yet comfortable safari camp.
The camp is nestled under the dappled shade of the canopy of acacia and tamarind trees, with six wonderful safari-type tents set on elevated platforms to catch cooling breezes. Each spacious and airy tent features twin or double beds dressed in crisp linens and gorgeous wooden furnishings. The en suite bathrooms are open to the canopy and come with safari-style bucket showers and eco-flush toilets to minimize their footprint on the environment. A large, private veranda is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush as monkey chatter in the trees and elephants pass by.
The camp sits in the heart of Katavi National Park, a remote outpost in western Tanzania on the edge of the wide Chada plains. The park encompasses a series of wide flood plains, golden with waist high grass in the early dry season, and then green and flooded like a mini Okavango after the rains. The Katuma, Kavu, and Kapapa Rivers are the big draw for the animals here and are home to hippos and crocodiles. Other animals include buffalo, elephant, impalas, lions, and hyenas. Roland and Zoe Purcell of Greystoke Mahale chimpanzee camp fame discovered its vastness in the 1980’s and were drawn by its wildness and the herds of animals they found here.