Chada KataviChada Katavi

Chada Katavi

From: $945.00

Chada Katavi is a remote bush camp overlooking the Chada plains that can be filled with wildlife June to November. 6 spacious and private tents have excellent views over the waterhole and the area is very good for walking safaris.


Chada Katavi

Katavi National Park

Open June to early November

(Minimum 3 night stay)

In the remote Western part of Tanzania lies Katavi National Park and Chada Katavi Camp. Located under a cool canopy of Acacia and Tamarind trees’ the camp overlooks the Chada plain, often filled with wildlife and especially Elephants during the dry seasons of July to October.

The camp is best visited as the area dries up and the plains fill with huge herds of Buffalo and Elephant seeking the last remaining pools of water. The pools shrink and the number of Hippo in each increases to staggering proportions and interesting interactions. Activities focus on drives and with so few camps and annual visitors you can literally have the entire park to yourself. Walking safaris are also very popular in this area. On one night drive we encountered Civet, Leopard, Genet and lots of Hippo grazing.

The main guest area at the camp is a lounge area and separate dining tent, however dinners are usually served under the stars after drinks around the fire beforehand.

Safari Tents

The 6 safari tents are very spacious and enjoy the shade of the small forest. Windows are of shade netting and  ensure a good breeze and lots of light. Well spaced, they are private and most have excellent views out over the plains.

A small deck at the front of each tent has comfortable chairs for relaxing in during the day. There is an en-suite bathroom with toilet and outside bucket shower.

Fly camping is available for the more adventurous travelers.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Tanzania.

Combine Chada Katavi with Entamanu Private, Sand Rivers Camp or Dunia Camp.

Discover more about the Hippos’ of Katavi National Park.

How to get there

Fly in

Fly in to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto your light aircraft for the flight to Ikuu airstrip. Here you will be met by a guide for the 30 minute game drive to camp.

For assistance with ground arrangements, get in touch with us, we will make sure you are well looked after.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Laundry
  • Tourism Development Levy


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Park fees’
  • Park activity fees’
  • Night drives (pre book)
  • Fly camping (pre book)

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