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Katavi National Park is located in western Tanzania, it is home to the largest herds of buffalos on the planet it is one of the parks in Tanzania with a beautiful untouched wilderness paradise. It is the third-largest national park in Tanzania isolated within a shortened arm of the Great Rift Valley. Katavi National Park is home to a wide array of habitats that range from flood plains to dense waterways where you can see large schools of hippos and crocodiles. The park also has woodlands and open grasslands, forests, and pristine seasonal lakes.
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What to see in Katavi National Park?
The most outstanding safari attractions to see in Katavi National Park is the large number of hippos which are normally best seen during the end of the dry season, nearly 200 hippos can be seen together within any riverine pool that is deep enough. Other wildlife at the park include large herds of buffaloes, eland, sable antelope, roan antelope, hippopotamus, crocodile, lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, buffalo, topi, pelican, waterfowl. The park is also home to over 400 species f birds.
During safari in Katavi National Park you can as well seek out the legendary tamarind tree, which is said to house the spirit of a great huntsman named Katabi. Here, they can place an offering at the base of the tree in memory of this exceptional hunter. This is another documentary to capture from this park as part of your during safari in this park.
Where to stay in Katavi National Park
Lodge options to stay in during safari in Katavi National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Katavi National Park include Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge, Foxes – Katavi Wildlife Camp and Chada Katavi, Nomad Tanzania among others.
How to get to Katavi National Park
By Air: There are Charter flights connecting from Arusha or Dar es Salaam.
By Road: The drive from Mbeya is over 550 km or from Kigoma over 390 km or 240 miles but this route is specifically used in the dry season. There is also railway service from Dar es Salaam through Tabora to Mpanda.
What is the best time to visit in Katavi National Park?
Visiting Katavi National Park is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November. During this time there is always great sightings of wildlife in the park making it easy to safari.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Katavi National Park?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about visiting Katavi National Park.