Join the lions observing the thousand head herds of buffalo on the Katuma Plains – the park for the African connoisseur.
Game drives in Katavi offer a varied and rewarding experience. Drive along crocodile-infested rivers, through arid plam studded sand bars, and skirt seasonal lakes, seeing quantities of game reminiscent of a bygone era.
The key to outstanding game drives is experience, knowledge and a suitable vehicle. All game drives around the park are taken in open 4 wheel drive vehicles. These vehicles have been designed to ensure maximum visibility for all passengers. All have 2 way radio in case of emergency. The game drives are led by a trained, experienced English speaking guide who will ensure that you get the most out of every safari you make.
Spotting large animals and birds of prey is the easy bit - identifying the LBJ's, reading the spore and understanding the vegetation and food chains are what makes Guiding such a specialist activity.
Set on the edge of the Katisunga plain, nestled in the fringe of woodland that skirt this seasonal lake, Katavi Wildlife Camp blends seamlessly into it's environment, enjoying one of the best views in the park.
Katavi Wildlife Camp is set amongst the trees that fringe the Katisunga plains. From your vantage point either on your tents veranda or from the upper viewing lounge you can join the predators watching the plains game during the day. Then anticipate the excitement of the predators hunting their dinner as the game move back to the trees in the evenings.
Katavi consists of 6 large Meru-style tents, overlooking the plain; each built on a raised wooden platform, and sheltered from the midday sun by a traditionally thatched roof. Each tent is en-suite, and has it’s own large veranda with hammock and chairs. There are four double tents and two twin tents, and all have a safe.