Katavi National Park – “A Wild Plateau, isolated, untrammelled & highly exclusive” The Park is famous for its Miombo Woodland, extensive floodplains and diverse wildlife – Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, and Zebra. In addition there are several antelope and bird species.
- A true Wilderness.
- An exceptional example of rough natural beauty.
- If you are looking for a feeling of Solitude.
- A good number of diverse bird-life (over 400 species) and wildlife.
- Game drives, guided walking and camping.
Information on the Park:
- Established 1974
- Covers 4,500 Sq. Kms. (1,750 sq. miles). It is the third largest National Park in Tanzania.
- East of Lake Tanganyika. Remotely situated.
- 820 – 960 Mtrs on the floor of the Rift Valley and reaching 1,450 Mtr. Western and eastern shoulders of the Park.
- Two well defined seasons – Dry season from June to October; Wet season from November to May.
- Best time to visit is July – September.
- Main access is by charter flights from Dar es Salaam and Arusha. Driving by road is long (550 kms / 340 miles from Mbeya or 390 kms / 240 miles from Kigoma).