Katavi Wildlife CampKatavi Wildlife Camp

Katavi Wildlife Camp

From: $575.00

Katavi Wildlife Camp overlooks the Katisunga Plains and the only permanent water source in the park. During the dry months hundreds of Buffalo and plains game congregate here and the Lion kills are incredible action.


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.

Meru Tents

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.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Tanzania.

Consider combining Katavi Wildlife Camp with Vuma Hills Tented Camp, Ruaha River Lodge or a post safari paradise at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge.

Discover more about the Katavi ecosystem.

How to get there

Fly In

Fly in to Dar Es Salaams’ Julius Nyerere International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Egypt Airlines or Turkish Airlines.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft to Ikuu airstrip. Here you will be met by a guide for the 1 hour game drive to camp.

For assistance on your arrival in Tanzania, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea and coffee
  • Twice daily game drives or a full day drive
  • Laundry
  • Airstrip transfers


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance

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