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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 530 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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