Safaris to Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park is arguably one of Africa's last truly remote wildernesses. Offering a relatively untouched wilderness experience, a Katavi safari provides exceptional wildlife sightings and a raw and untamed safari experience.
The landscapes and habitats of Katavi are an adventure from the senses. From flood plains and waterways to savannah grasslands and woodland forests, the scenery is wildly beautiful to behold.
Katavi is one of Tanzania’s “Off-the-beaten-track” destinations and can take longer to access in comparison to Tanzania's other big parks. This means travelers on a safari to Katavi National Park will see relatively few tourists. Up until a few years ago, the park had a small number of options in terms of accommodation, but as the wildlife numbers have recovered from the aggressive poaching of the 80s, more camps have sprung up. The large sources of water in Katavi sustain thousands of animals. Here, you are likely to come across herds of elephant and buffalo, pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers, as well as giraffe, zebra, impala and the accompanying predators - lion and hyena prowling the plains.
If it's a true sense of untamed Africa you're after, then Katavi is for you. If you are looking to tick species off your list in addition to a wildly remote safari experience, combine a visit to Katavi with one of Tanzania's more popular northern safari parks like the Serengeti.
Other great combinations destinations for a Katavi safari include the nearby Mahale National Park and the equally remote Selous National Park.