Katavi Wildlife Camp
Katavi National Park
Open 1 June – 28 February
Built on the edge of the Katisunga Plains, Katavi Wildlife Camp is shaded by the woodland trees that surround the seasonal lake. During the dry months, from August onwards, this is the only permanent water source that attracts herds of Buffalo in their hundreds.
The Katuma River drains into this water hole and animals that congregate here attract prides of Lions that can be seen during the day resting and waiting for darkness, eager for a meal. We highly recommend this camp for it’s predator action from August and into the dry months.
The main guest area at Katavi Wildlife Camp overlooks the plains, a small dining area is open on all sides for maximum breeze and there is also a small upstairs area with couches and a small library. This is an excellent vantage point for game viewing too. The fire area is a small distance from the main lodge.
Katavi Wildlife Camp has just 6 spacious meru styled tents all looking out over the plains. Family tents area also available. All the tents can be made up with either twin or double beds and a spacious deck at the front of each. Each tent is protected by a thatch roof, as is the deck and the windows are gauze which is great for airflow during the warmer months.
There is a writing desk, luggage rack and the beds look out onto the deck which also has a hammock.
The en-suite bathrooms have twin basins, shower and toilet. As the water is heated by solar power make sure you do your showering in the afternoons when water is at it’s hottest.
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Consider combining Katavi Wildlife Camp with Vuma Hills Tented Camp, Ruaha River Lodge or a post safari paradise at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge.
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