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The best of western Tanzania

Views: 29 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: May 10, 2019

Serengeti sees over 300,000 safarians each year; Katavi, about 1,000 (with half of them local Tanzanians). These two orders of magnitude have serious consequences. In the peak of the tourist season in Ngorongoro up to $80 US may descend onto a single poor cheetah, turning the whole experience into something like a zoo. In contrast, during our six days in Katavi, we would get excited if we saw another vehicle in the distance; cars being rarer a... read more

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Back to Eden experience!!!

Views: 122 Visited: Nov 2018 Reviewed: Feb 05, 2019

If you’re looking to see an intense and unviolated nature and wildlife experience go nowhere but Katavi National Park. Affordable fees and the safari camp lodge I stayed was amazing and offered us with game drives and a well-trained, helpful ranger with a top-notch service not to mention the great people all around and food (oh you don’t want me to start explaining about this…Yummyyyy!!!!). I really felt like the park is in my backyard.

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African safari experience far from the tourist track.

Views: 457 Visited: Oct 2014 Reviewed: Dec 04, 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.

You need to work with a very reliable tour operator for lodging and vehicles, bec... read more

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

Views: 630 Visited: Dec 2010 Reviewed: May 28, 2013

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 w... read more

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Shh! Don't Tell Too Many People

Views: 768 Visited: Nov 2012 Reviewed: May 20, 2013

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 KNP was our next stop.

Due to its remoteness, getting to KNP by vehicle is not ... read more

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