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…

Location Katavi National Park
Access Twice-weekly scheduled or Charter flight into Katavi
Open June to early-November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Big game / Birding / Remote adventure
Children 12 years + (16+ for walking)
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Fly-camping / Birding
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 6 tents
Family Accommodation Triples possible
Bathroom Partially outdoor with chemical toilet / Outdoor bucket shower / Sink with water jugs
Power for charging Communal / In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fan
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception Yes (sporadic)
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard