Safaris to Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park is arguably one of Africa's last truly remote wildernesses. Offering an untouched and remote experience, a Katavi safari provides exceptional wildlife sightings and a raw and untamed safari experience.
In relation to Tanzania's other big parks, a safari to Katavi National Park sees relatively few tourists, making for a truly off-the-beaten-track destination. Up until a few years ago, the park had relatively few options in terms of accommodation, but as the wildlife numbers have recovered from the aggressive poaching of the 80s, more camps have sprung up. Here you are likely to come across herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers. Other frequently spotted species include zebra, giraffe and lion.
Today, a safari to Katavi still offers an experience in a largely underdeveloped area. If it's a true sense of untamed Africa you're after, then Katavi is for you. If you're merely looking to tick species off your list, perhaps combine a visit here with one of Tanzania's northern safari circuit 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.