Katavi National Park 365

The landscapes of Katavi National Park are an adventure in themselves – from flood plains and waterways to savannah grasslands and woodland forests, the scenery is beautiful and varied. Considered one of Tanzania’s ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destinations, Katavi can take longer to get to than some other big parks in Tanzania, the upside of which is that there are relatively few tourists. 

Until a few years ago, accommodation options were limited, but as the wildlife numbers have recovered from the aggressive poaching of the 1980s, more camps have opened. The large sources of water in Katavi sustain thousands of animals and you’re likely to encounter herds of elephant and buffalo, numerous hippo, as well as giraffe, zebra, impala and the accompanying predators.

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 remote safari experience, combine a visit to Katavi with one of Tanzania’s more popular northern safari parks like the Serengeti.