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Katavi National Park is one of Tanzania’s most westerly and remote parks. It’s only just beginning to gain wider recognition for its beauty and the quality of its game viewing as access to this remote park has begun to open up and word of this hidden gem starts to spread.

This park is said to have a greater density of game than any other park in Africa. It is remote in the extreme and with just a few hundred visitors a year is the ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ safari destination. The habitat is rich and varied with open plains, small watery deltas and woodland, supporting the highest concentration of hippos and crocodiles in Tanzania as well as elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and antelope. The mix of east and southern African vegetation is home to some of the regions rarer mammals such as the Puku and Sable and Roan antelopes. This park is for the connoisseur African traveller who likes to visit the most remote places, away from the crowds.

Did you know?

  • Pods of up to 600 hippos congregate in the pools in the dry season.
  • In the dry season the rivers dry up to just pools and storks and waders from all over the area come here to feed on the cat fish hiding in the mud.
  • Katavi is Tanzania’s 3rd largest national park.
  • If you want to get off the tourist trail, go to Katavi.
  • Foxes safaris have an ingenious way to keep the tsetses away – they burn elephant dung in burners on the back of their vehicles.
  • Due to the huge flood plains its best to visit in the dry season other wise the game is scattered over a huge area.
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Area highlights

Wild and off the beaten track
Roan and Sable antelope
Huge hippo pods 

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