Overview of Chada Katavi

In the heart of Tanzania’s Katavi National Park, Chada Katavi is a stylish tented camp situated off the beaten track in a landscape of seasonal rivers, open plains and woodlands. From its elevated vantage point, the lodge is perfectly positioned for panoramic views over the Chada plain, while the canopy of acacias, kigelias and tamarinds are a popular source of shade and food for wildlife.

Go on thrilling game drives in open-air vehicles or explore the area on guided walking safaris. For an authentic safari experience, go fly-camping for the night under the stars, or simply enjoy soaking it all up from your tent veranda.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Wild & off the beaten track
  • On the edge of a game-rich floodplain
  • Excellent guiding & personal attention
  • Intimate camp with only 6 tents
  • Walking safaris & fly-camping

Bird watching

Bush dining

Fly camping

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Specialist guides

Star gazing

Rooms at Chada Katavi

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Safari Tent

    Chada Katavi offers six spacious walk-in tents, each with two twin beds or a double bed, with crisp, white Egyptian cotton and fine furnishings.

    Each tent has a private bathroom with safari toilets, and bucket showers behind each tent with ample piping-hot water. The bathrooms also feature washstands, with pitchers of hot and cold water set in front of each tent.

    General Facilities

    There is a multitude of wildlife in the valleys, forests and plains, most notably, the impressive concentrations of hippo and crocodile, as well as the last great herds of buffalo in East Africa.

    Choose from game drives in open 4-wheel drive vehicles; walking safaris accompanied by an armed guide; fly-camping for the night under the stars, or simply enjoy soaking it all up from your tent veranda.

    Please note that the camp only accommodates children over the age of 8.


    Swimming pool


    Lavish picnic breakfasts, brunches and lunches are laid out under shady trees awaiting your return from the morning’s game viewing. Dinner time at Chada Katavi is a simple yet elegant affair. Guests dine together at the long table – perfect for sharing stories of the day’s sightings.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Maureen Stover

    Maureen Stover

    Africa Safari Expert

    This is wilderness at its best - one of Africa's best kept secrets. Chada offers an authentic Tanzania safari experience, and with only 6 tents, privacy and personal attention is guarenteed.

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