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Chada Katavi

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9/10

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Highlights

- Fantastic game viewing
- Remote and beautiful location
- Traditional safari tented accommodation

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Overview

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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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