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Katavi National Park
Chada Katavi - Katavi National Park
Chada Katavi is small and intimate with just six East African safari tents. Each of them is spacious and comfortable with wide-open fronts giving you panoramic views of the plain and animal life that constantly comes and goes.
From the air you have to be looking carefully to spot the tents and they blend totally into their surroundings. So much so in fact, that you often don't have to leave your tent veranda to see game of all kinds. Elephant are frequent visitors, attracted to the same shady fruit trees as us, and vast herds of buffalo graze on the flood plain.
Chada Katavi is designed to be a stylishly simple bushcamp and all efforts go into ensuring its footprint remains light avoiding unnecessary fripperies while still ensuring all your needs taken care of.
Chada Katavi's tents rest beneath shady trees on the edge of the Chada Plain. They have wide-open fronts and lots of shade net windows to let in the passing breeze.
The en-suite bathrooms are reached via zipped flaps and all have eco-flush loos and an urn of cool water to refresh yourself. Safari style bucket showers are the best thing here, tried and tested and there's no better way to wash off the Katavi dust.
In a clearing you'll find the dining tent and a library, both are comfortable little spaces to while away the hours when you're not out in the midst of a safari adventure. An evening drink around the campfire is the essence of safari, helping to round off a day of excitement out in the wild.
Number of tents: 6
Style : Under Canvas
Activities: game drives, bush walking, fly camping
Ellie says, "Truly off the beaten track, this camp is a hidden gem that captures the simplicity of safaris of old."
Recommended for those wanting to totally escape from the real world