Chada Katavi

Chada Katavi has been kept the way it began - small and intimate with just six East African safari tents.

Each tent at Chada Katavi 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 nearby, and vast herds of buffalo graze on the flood plain.

Chada Katavi is stylish and wonderfully comfortable, but all the resources here are shared with with Katavi’s animals and so they have ensured that the footprint remains light.

Chada Katavi’s tents, just 6 of them, are raised up on wooden platforms 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 at the side, also on platforms, and have eco-flush loos, an urn of cool water to refresh yourself. Safari style bucket showers are the best thing here, tried and tested- there is no better way to wash off the Katavi dust under one of these.

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.


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