Katavi National Park


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Waayyy out there. And that's a good thing.

Written on: May 28, 2013   |   I visited in December 2010 This park doesn't have a lot in the way of infrastructure. If you are coming in on a flight and have a full guided tour set up, that's great. If you are passing through on the bus to/from Kigoma, you will have to work to see this park - that is, beyond just the bus ride.
You will pass through the park on the bus, and see a lot of wildlife in this way as it is. However, this is a bus in Africa. You only stop for short restroom breaks, during which you may lose you your seat. And, you may not have room to turn your head, let alone snap some photos out the window. It's wonderful, but get a car and driver somewhere nearby and head into the park proper to really see it.
This is elephant and hippo heaven...elephants in the forests and hippos in the water. Soak up the sun (this is kind of a joke - it is HOT here) and enjoy the ride!
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 04, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2014.
I have visited Katavi twice. I will contrast it with the Northern TZ parks (Serengeti, Tarangire, Manyara and Ngorongoro) I have visited.

Katavi is remote. There are no crowds. It isn't easy to get there. There are occasional flights to Mpanda. The feel of the Katavi district is not that of a tourist district. However, it is a wonderful place to be.

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(3/5 stars) Written on: May 20, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 2012.
One of the smallest national parks in tanzania , Katavi National Park is an untouched natural wildlife haven. Remote and far from civilisation, one has to have a certain insistent, determination to go there as I found out. The travel agents will promote other big parks in Northern Tanzania and talk less about Katavi. We were on a countrywide tour of Tanzania and KN... read more
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