Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

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.

What you will experience in Katavi

  • 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).