Katavi National Park
Far off the beaten tourist track in Tanzania’s western countryside, Katavi National Park is to some, the most magnificent safari destination in the country. Receiving a fraction of the visitors other parks and reserves get, Katavi is blissfully private and rugged. It is perhaps best known for its huge buffalo herds and dry season populations of zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, and defassa waterbuck, which gather thirstily at the banks of the Katuma and Kapapa Rivers, which during July, August, and September hold the only real supply of water around. Pods of hippo jostle in the rivers, and plenty of crocodiles lurk and bask silently, camouflaged in the shallows. The lack of crowds only work to enhance the wildlife experience in this “hidden secret” of Tanzania.Enquire Now
Those who know their wildlife know that lions are expert buffalo hunters, and with so many buffalo herds ambling across the Katavi landscape, there are bound to be lions. Some say the battles that break out between these two powerful species is iconic in Katavi, offering up so exceptionally exciting game viewing. What makes Katavi such a special destination might be that it is bypassed in favour of the easily accessed Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Katavi is in the remote western safari corridor of the country and is excellently paired with a trip to Mahale Mountains National Park. Real safari enthusiasts make the journey out to Katavi, well, because it’s worth it!