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Chada Katavi

Chada Katavi is a small tented camp set in a peninsula of woodland on the edge of the vast Chada Plains in the heart of Katavi National Park.

Chada Katavi is a traditional tented camp offering a close to nature bush experience with a stunning location, beautiful views, immediate access to core game viewing areas and excellent birding in the trees around camp. With the potential for game to wander through camp at any stage there is a wild feeling to the place, which is great for nature lovers and experienced safari enthusiasts. The tents are spacious and very comfortable, but are not especially luxurious. The hosting team is small and friendly and the camp has a very communal feel with an old school safari atmosphere. This is definitely the most intimate and adventurous permanent camp in Katavi and will suit guests seeking an exclusive, high quality bush experience ahead of heavy build accommodation.


Chada Katavi caters for just 12 guests in six spacious tents on the ground. Each tent is comfortably furnished with solar lighting and a private verandah with views through the trees to the plains beyond. Connected to the back corner…


Katavi is a little known and remote park in south-west Tanzania. Limited access has always ensured an exclusive experience, though at the right time of year, game viewing can be spectacular. Miombo woodland covers much of the park…


Katavi is not a destination for young children with the camp only accepting those above 12 years old and there being no family specific facilities. Though extra beds for children may be provided when needed, Katavi is simply not a…

Conservation & community

Nomad Tanzania, owners of Chada Katavi, set up the Nomad Trust in 2007. The Trust supports wildlife and people in the remote areas in which Nomad operates where, bordering the national parks, human and wildlife conflict…

LocationKatavi National Park
AccessTwice-weekly scheduled or Charter flight into Katavi
OpenJune to early-November
Camp StyleTented camp
FocusBig game / Birding / Remote adventure
Children12 years + (16+ for walking)
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Fly-camping / Birding
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms6 tents
Family AccommodationTriples possible
BathroomPartially outdoor with chemical toilet / Outdoor bucket shower / Sink with water jugs
Power for chargingCommunal / In room
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingStanding fan
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomRadio
Mobile ReceptionYes (sporadic)
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard