KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

Katavi National Park is a Tanzanian national park created in 1974
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THE LARGEST HERDS OF BUFFALO ON THE PLANET

 

The third largest park in Tanzania, Katavi National Park is also one of the country’s more remote areas offering the chance to step back in time to a classic Africa of bygone days. Set in a section of the Great Rift Valley, the park is awash with natural beauty and a booming diversity of wildlife. The park is covered in brachystegia woodland and is popular with grazers such as roan antelopes and eland.

 

FACTS
  • A remote, quiet and completely untamed Africa
  • Amazing game viewing during the dry season
  • Incredible hippo populations
  • Some of the biggest herds of buffalo found anywhere in Africa
  • The immense Lake Rukwa
  • The third largest national park in Tanzania

Boat trips along the Katuma River are one of the best ways to view wildlife in Katavi. During the wet season the river and seasonal lakes provide plenty of sustenance for the many animals in the park. The lakes Chada and Katavi are particularly popular with crocodile and hippo, with the area supporting the densest concentrations of these animals in all of Tanzania.

The main attraction though, is hippos who mass in tremendous numbers, sometimes with 200 wallowing together at once. Explore this secluded slice of Africa with thrilling walking safaris and game drives into the wilderness.

 

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