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Katavi National Park

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Interesting and varied National Park - a little short on game in September this year

We stayed a couple of nights 2km outside the park entrance. The park opens a little later than we... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
One of the finest National Parks in Africa

Katavi National Park may get only get 500 visitors a year but it remains one of the best national... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stayed a couple of nights 2km outside the park entrance. The park opens a little later than we are used to. 07:30 before we got away from the gate. Great birdlife and some scarce game such as Topi. Easy to get around the park...More

Thank DevonEcologist
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Katavi National Park may get only get 500 visitors a year but it remains one of the best national parks in Africa. I was struck by the fact that it is so remote and there are many elephants,giraffes, impala, topi and some of the largest...More

Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a little known and little visited Tanzanian national park. It is remote but definitely worth the trouble to get there. Many animals in their natural habitat in a park guarded against poachers. Traversed in a vehicle, many animals can be viewed very closely....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I have visited Africa many times over the years but my recent visit along with my wife found Katavi to be up their with the best. Its relative isolation has to a great extent protected it from the vagaries of to many tourists which do...More

Thank Alastair H
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Great game viewing. Good roads. The only downside was the Park Service arranged an English speaking guide for us who spoke very little English and WE identified more birds and animals than he did! Someone there told us Rangers, which he was, often don't have...More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This tented safari camp/lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives with a trained ranger, as well as fabulous food and a very helpful staff with excellent service. Very remote, primarily solar-powered. Had opportunity to see 3 families of elephants, a sea of hippos, numerous crocodiles,...More

2  Thank 1,949,314
Reviewed 30 June 2015

katavi is so nice and uniquic area with their environments ,also wild animals are available and weather is good ,with people

Thank 413michael
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This is a truly amazing park with minimal visitors and maximum wildlife experiences to be had. If you would like to see more than a hundred hippos gathered in one spot, then this is the place to go! There are also beautiful herds of giraffes,...More

Thank GoHappily
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Got in for free tough hitch. Lots and lots of animals. Hippos so thick in water was like a parking lot. Not much around so I suggest you bring provisions. Very cool and no tourists.

Thank James_KK9185AX
Reviewed 30 August 2014

My wife and I were backpacking all over Tanzania. We traveled to Zanzibar, and we took several buses from Dar Es Salaam, all the way to Kigoma, then south to Sitalike and ended up at Katavi National Park. We tried sending the park warden an...More

3  Thank kilomanga
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