Katavi National Park is one of the finest national parks in Tanzania. The national park is located in a remote area of the Katavi region attracts few tourists like 3135.
The national park covers up 4,471 square kilometres area and the 3rd largest national park of Tanzania. The region was officially designated as a national park in 1974.
The national park is holding 3 water bodies; Katuma River, Lake Katavi, and Lake Chada. Due to its remote location, it is only easily accessible through charted flights. There 3 airlines that are operating charted flights to Katavi. You can catch one from the Dar es Salaam airport.
The 3 airstrips are;
The area offers great public campsites to reside in. You can opt for mobile camps or permanent camps in the location. You can find some fine and well-equipped tents during your stay in Katavi.
The national park offers a great view of different habitats. It ranges from thick reeds and dense waterways to forests and pristine seasonal lakes as well as woodlands, and open grasslands.
You must explore the legendary tamarind tree. It is believed by the locals that the spirit of a great huntsman Katabi is still living in the tree. The locals even place offerings in respect to the great hunter.
This truly untouched paradise is great for greeting various animals like;
Why visit Katavi?
May to October and mid-December.
May - October
June - October
June - October
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).
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