Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

Overview

Overview

Katavi National Park is Tanzania's third largest park, with an area covering around 4 500 km².

The park is named after the Wabende soul, Katabi, who according to adjacent legend lives in a tamarind tree close Lake Katavi. Nearby individuals scanning for favors from his spirit still leave commitments at the foot of the tree.

Katavi has a standout amongst the most imperative warm-blooded creature biomass figures than all other verified locales in Tanzania beside that of Lake Manyara National Park.

Katavi’s Fascinating Landscape

Katuma River and its floodplain is the most hypnotizing part of Katavi. These rich, filthy lakes are a sheltered house for a cluster of water birds amid the rainy season, they moreover reinforce Tanzania's densest groupings of hippo and crocodile. It is in the midst of the dry season when the floodplains retreat that Katavi truly makes its imprint. The Katuma is decreased to a shallow, messy stream and structures the primary wellspring of drinking water for miles around. The flanking floodplains support redirection obsessions that challenge the conviction. There are colossal hordes of buffalo, zebra, hippo, waterbuck, and impala.

Katavi's Large Groups of Wildlife

Katavi is remote and withdrawn anyway you will be lavishly remunerated with a visit to this astonishing park. The park is seen by various people as a complete safari park. Its remote region guarantees a tip-top difficulty and the idea of significant diversion review is shocking. Colossal buffalo bunches duel with gigantic lion feelings of pride while units of hippo amass in their hundreds and massive elephant swarms pound the fields. This is a champion among the most compensating parks in Africa for an unbelievable experience.

Safari Facts

Safari Facts

  • Katavi National Park is the third biggest National Park in Tanzania.
  • Katavi has one of the most astounding well-evolved creature biomass figures (estimated in abundance of 23,000kgs per sq km) than all other secured regions in Tanzania
  • Katavi is named after deifies an incredible seeker, a legendary hunter, Katabi, whose spirit is believed to have a tamarind tree ringed with contributions from local people asking his approval
Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great general untamed life seeing in the Dry season
  • Hippo cases combine in marvelous numbers in the Dry season
  • Extremely select and doesn't become crowded
Cons
  • Hard to get to and accommodation choices are constrained
  • Creatures are dissipated amid the Wet season, and most lodges are shut from March to May
Map

Map

Katavi National Park
Uniqueness of Park

Uniqueness of Park

  • Rareantelope species, like sable and roan
  • Katavi boasts of massive herds of buffaloes
  • It has the highest hippo and crocodile populace in Tanzania
Getting There

Getting There

The best way to reach Katavi National Park is by taking chartered flights that begin from the town of Arusha or the capital city of Dar es Salaam.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

The best months to visit are in the dry period of May – October since the park is inaccessible amid the rainy season.

Activities

Activities

  • Game drive
  • Walking safari
  • Bird watching
  • Camping
  • Bush dinners
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

There are several vaccinations advised for traveling to Tanzania and Katavi National Park that you should seek advice about before your trip to the East African nation.

Travel to most national parks and game reserves are to be considered safe in Tanzania, and Katavi is no exception.

Food

Food

You can find all the cuisines of the world at lodges and camps at Katavi National Park. If you an avid food enthusiast you can also try the local cuisine also. Dietary restriction such as vegan, dairy free, gluten free are also available at the accommodation, however, you have specified any food restriction while booking.

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