Walking safari in Katavi

Walk across the plains of Katavi National Park

The essence of a walking safari

Revel in the unforgettable opportunity of getting up close with the prized wilderness of the Katavi National Park, on an interpretive walking safari in the company of an armed scout and guide. The park’s endless plains and vast open skies will leave you mesmerised and feeling completely at one with nature. This exceptional game viewing adventure is a wonderful alternative to traditional game drives. Your expert guide will translate the intricacies of the bush and introduce you to its smaller creatures and its larger animal and birdlife.

A dream destination for those that love the isolation of the magnificent bush, Katavi is unspoilt and rarely visited. The Katuma River is the highlight for an abundance of extraordinary game viewing, as well as the seasonal, marshy Katavi and Chada Lakes, and the neighbouring flat, grassy valley floor floodplains. The rainy seasons of November to April, are a spectacular time for the Park displaying gigantic swamps, rippling rivers, cascading waterfalls, glimmering lakes and verdant, luscious grasslands.  Survey the sparkling water and spot racing waterbirds, as well as gigantic pods of up to 200 happy hippos congregating in muddy shallow areas, and shifty crocodile immersed in the tranquil waters.

Sweeping across the terrain are enormous herds of buffalo and elephant, and just behind them zebra, giraffe, impala, eland, sable and roan antelope, and reedbuck. The artful predators including the lion and spotted hyena bring up the rear, and never trail too far off.

Get up close and personal to the African bush on an incredible walking safari, an experience not to be missed, as you come encounter its captivating sights, fascinating sounds and distinct aromas.


Only available as part of a planned itinerary

Channel your inner travel addict

You’re just 5 easy (and fun) steps away from creating your ideal Travel Dream Board.

Step 1: Select which part of the planet you wish to explore

Step 2: Clarify what kind of traveller you are

Step 3: Tick off those grand bucket list experiences that will fire your imagination

Step 4: Log in to create and add to your Dream Board

Step 5: Share & start dreaming


Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.