Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

Formerly a game reserve, the park was established in 1974. The park is located 40km south of Mpanda town, being Tanzania’s third largest national park it covers an area of 4,471 square km after Ruaha and Serengeti.

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Uniqueness of Park

  • Hippos and Crocodiles
  • Lake Chada
  • Katuma River
  • Wildlife abundance.

Best Time to Visit

May to October and mid-December.

Dry Season

Dry Season

May - October

Wet Season

Wet Season

June - October

Rain Season

Rain Season

June - October

Getting There

By Air: Several companies arrange charter flight from Dar es Salam, Mwanza or Arusha cities to either Mpanda airport which is located in Mpanda town or to Sitalike and Ikuu airstrips inside the park.

By Road: From either Dar es Salaam via Mbeya (1513Km), Arusha via Tabora (1015.7km) or Mwanza via Mpanda (741 km).

Wildlife

Buffalo

Buffalo

100%
Giraffe

Giraffe

80%
Lion

Lion

80%
Wildebeest

Wildebeest

100%
Elephant

Elephant

100%
Zebra

Zebra

100%
Leopard

Leopard

80%
Hippo

Hippo

90%

Activities

  • Walking Safaris
  • Birding Safari
  • Game Drive
  • Camping
  • Bush meals
  • Filming

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