Budget Katavi Safari to the best and untouched national park in the western Tanzania. Katavi National Park in western Tanzania is remote and wild, a destination for the true safari aficionado. The name of the park immortalizes a legendary hunter, Katabi, whose spirit is believed to possess a tamarind tree ringed with offerings from locals begging his blessings.
Despite being Tanzania’s third-largest park, Katavi sees relatively few visitors, meaning that those guests who arrive here can look forward to having this vast untouched wilderness to themselves. The park’s main features are the watery grass plains to the north, the palm-fringed Lake Chada in the south-east, and the Katuma River. Katavi boasts Tanzania’s greatest populations of both crocodile and hippopotamus. Lion and leopard find prey among the huge populations of herbivores at Katavi – Impala, eland, Topi, zebra and herds of up to 1,600 buffalo wander the short grass plains.
Budget Katavi Safari Program
Day 1: Game viewing in Katavi
Pick up from the hotel or airport in Mpanda for a drive to Katavi National Park for check in at Katavi tanapa bandas. Game drive in the park with great chance to spot lions and other mammals. Dinner and overnight Tanapa Bandas
Day2: Game viewing in Katavi
Breakfast in the bandas, then depart for the morning game drive. During this time most predators are active so there is great chance to spot then killing their prey. Back to the bandas for lunch and proceed with the game drive till evening. Dinner and overnight at Tanapa Bandas
Day 3: Budget Katavi Safari
Sunrise game drive, back to the lodge for brunch then drive back to Mpanda town to your hotel or to the airport for the flight proceeding to Arusha or Dar es salaam.
Full board accommodation whilst on safari
Game drive in 4WD vehicle with pop up roof
Services of a professional safari guide
A bottle of pure drinking water 1 liter per person daily Conservation fees
Accommodation in Mpnda
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
Visa and Passport fees
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges