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The Original Tanzania Experience

Katavi National Park

Katavi is Tanzania's third largest National Park at 4,471km2. It is situated in the south west of the country which is a remote part of Tanzania and this park offers the incredible opportunity to visit somewhere completely unspoilt and rarely visited. This is real Africa!

Although it can still be considered as a developing tourist attraction, you really need to give yourself time to emerse yourself in this journey - not least in just getting there! Hippos are an attraction here and the seasons do dictate the wildlife, unlike some other parks where you can get good game viewing throughout the year.

A highlight is linked to the Katuma River and other lakes that are produced as a result of floods/rainy season. These areas become a magnet for waterbirds and you can also see deep concentrations of the hippo and crocodile. The dry season then brings something else as waterholes become a precious area for congregation. Here you can find huge herds of Elephants along with Buffalo, Zebra, Impala, Giraffe... and of course this then brings the cycle to its amazing form with the predators on standby.

If you really enjoy feeling like you are the only ones out there, this is a place to come. Careful guidance on walking tours and what can be experienced here will be offered. You can really get to grips with nature and out on the roads in vast areas of wilderness.