4 Days Katavi Camping Safari

Embark on a Wild Adventure: 4 Days of Unforgettable Katavi Camping Safari

Experience the untamed beauty of Katavi National Park with a 4-day camping safari. Nestled in the remote western part of Tanzania, Katavi is known for its vast floodplains, dense woodlands, and abundant wildlife.

Your adventure begins with a scenic flight from Arusha or Dar es Salaam to Katavi, where you will be met by your experienced guide and driven to your campsite. Set up your comfortable tent and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the camp staff. Relax under the starlit sky and listen to the sounds of the African wilderness.

Over the next three days, you will embark on game drives and guided walks through the park, spotting elephants, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species along the way. Witness the incredible landscape change from wide-open plains to lush forests and winding rivers.

At the end of each day, return to your campsite for a hearty dinner and recount the day’s sightings with your fellow travelers. Fall asleep to the sounds of the bush and wake up refreshed and ready for another day of adventure in Katavi. This camping safari is an authentic and unforgettable way to explore one of Tanzania’s most remote and beautiful national parks.

Cost for Katavi Camping Safari

Solo traveler: $ 3013
2 people: $ 2480 per person
3 people: $ 2390 per person
4 – 5 people: $ 2350 per person
6 + people: $ 2310 per person

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Detail Itinerary for Katavi Camping  Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Immersion into Wilderness

Your Camping Safari in Katavi begins at the crack of dawn, with a light aircraft flight from either Dar es Salaam or Arusha to Katavi. The aerial views of Tanzania’s rugged landscapes are nothing short of spectacular, setting the tone for the adventure that lies ahead. Upon landing, you are welcomed by the untamed wilderness of Katavi, a park that spans over 4,500 square kilometers of raw African bush.

The first day is about acclimatizing to the rhythms of the wild. After setting up camp, you will embark on an afternoon game drive. Katavi is renowned for its large populations of hippos, crocodiles, and elephants, with the Katuma River and its floodplains providing a focal point for wildlife. Your first sunset in the park is observed from a vantage point, where the sky bursts into vibrant colors as the day gives way to night.


Day 2: The Heart of Katavi

Waking up to the sounds of the wilderness, your second day of the camping safari in Katavi is a deep dive into the heart of Katavi. A full-day game drive awaits, offering ample opportunities to witness the park’s rich biodiversity. The landscape is a mosaic of vast floodplains, reed-covered marshes, and dense woodland, creating a habitat for various species.

Aside from the large mammals, Katavi is a birder’s paradise, with over 400 bird species recorded. From the majestic fish eagles to the colorful lilac-breasted rollers, the air is alive with the calls and colors of various birds. Lunch is a picnic amidst the wilderness, a moment to reflect on the morning’s sightings and the sheer beauty of the park.

As the day wanes, your guide positions you for the best wildlife viewing, taking advantage of the golden hour light that photographers dream of. Elephants, lions, giraffes, and if you’re lucky, the elusive leopards make for a breathtaking tableau against the setting sun.


Day 3: Exploring the Chada Plain

The Chada Plain is where Katavi truly shows its wild heart. Day three is devoted to exploring this area, known for its large herds of buffalo and prides of lions. The dynamics between predator and prey are most visible here, offering a glimpse into the raw beauty of nature’s balance.

Walking safaris can be an option for those wishing to experience the African bush on foot. Accompanied by an armed ranger, you feel the earth beneath your feet, learning about the smaller ecosystems that thrive within the park. The pace is slower, but the connection to the land is unmatched.

In the afternoon, there’s an option for a more leisurely game drive or perhaps a visit to one of the park’s tamarind trees, known to be frequented by lions. Lions climbing trees is a rare sight in Africa, one that Katavi occasionally offers, showcasing the adaptability and diversity of wildlife behavior.


Day 4: Farewell to the Wild

Your final day in Katavi starts with an early morning game drive, a chance to bid farewell to the wild inhabitants of the park. The mornings offer the best opportunities for active wildlife sightings, as the animals make the most of the cooler temperatures.

After returning to camp for breakfast and to pack up, you reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the past few days. The drive to the airstrip is slow, allowing for any last-minute wildlife sightings. As your plane takes off, leaving the vastness of Katavi below, you carry with you memories of a truly wild adventure, a reminder of the untouched beauty that still exists in the world.

Package Includes:
Arrival and departure Airport Transfers
Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
Scheduled shared charter flights as per itinerary
All park fees and guiding fees
Complimentary bottle of Pure drinking water daily
An armed ranger
Service of an English speaking driver guide
Activities as per the Itinerary
Government taxes


Package Excludes:
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone,
International flight
Departure tax
Tips to the driver/guide (highly recommended),
Visa, Travel Insurance