- Fantastic game viewing
- Remote and beautiful location
- Traditional safari tented accommodation
Chada Katavi is a well-established tented camp in the Katavi area of Western Tanzania. A traditional, seasonal camp, Chada Katavi is of the highest quality and enjoys a prime location of untouched beauty.
Set in the heart of Katavi National Park, this camp is about as remote as you can get and offers a superior standard of hosting and game viewing. The lengthy journey to get to such a secluded spot is worth it for the unbelievable game viewing, outstanding natural beauty and authentic experience that Chada camp provides.
Known as one of the wildest areas on earth, it comes as no shock that Katavi offers some of the best game viewing. Run by Nomad Tanzania, a long established safari operation with a reputation for excellent safari guiding, guests can enjoy both game drives and bush walks in this untouched wilderness. Day and night game drives are taken in 4x4 vehicles with professional guides and promise viewings of great herds of Buffalo, hippos, leopards, crocodiles and elephants. With extremely low visitor numbers and the opportunity to venture off road this is one of the finest safari experiences.
An exclusive camp, there are only six spacious safari tents that are simple and traditional in style. Light and airy, with large double beds and sophisticated furnishings, all the Meru tents have wooden front facing verandahs and ensuite bathrooms with safari style bucket showers. Guests are also encouraged to walk out to their own fly camp and spend a night under the stars.
The experience is not suited to very young children and therefore the camp welcomes children 12 years old and over. This allows the whole family to participate in the bush walks and game drives and these can be adapted to suit the interests and attention span of the children. Meal times and menus can be adapted to suit children and babysitting services are available.
Conscious to fit in with the natural world around it Chada Katavi is by no means decadent, but a stylishly simple bushcamp that looks after your every need. For couples or older families looking for a truly authentic experience that stays off the beaten track, this would make an excellent choice.
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018
The Namibia trip was fantastic!
Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).
As for specifics:
This place was the best!
Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.
The only (slight) disappointment.
Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.
Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.
Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
A nice stopping point on the drive.
An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
The staff was on par with Okonjima.
2 days were perfect.
Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
They represent Tourdust well!
Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!
Earl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018
We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.
Jonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018