Why visit Katavi National Park?

Excellent birding, particularly waterfowl due to the large amount of surface water and the seasonal lakes

Game viewing at Katavi is prolific, as the reserve is inhabited by a multitude of antelope species, predators such as lion, leopards and hyena, elephant and over 400 different bird species, including an abundance of waterfowl.

A local legend has to do with the tamarind tree, which is said to house the spirit of a great huntsman named Katabi. Visitors to the park are encouraged to place an offering at the base of one of these trees in memory of this exceptional hunter.

Why Visit?

  • Katavi allows walking safaris, and with the abundant game makes for some of the most thrilling walking safaris in Tanzania
  • Excellent birding, particularly waterfowl due to the large amount of surface water and the seasonal lakes
  • Perfect place for fly-camping under a mosquito net with the African night sky for as your ceiling
  • Far from the beaten track and ruggedly adventurous, this is an undiluted safari for the seasonal traveller looking for the real soul of safari
  • The one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed


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