Private Safari in Katavi, a Connoisseurs Choice

21st January 2011

In Katavi, this camping safari allows the true adventurer to escape the core areas and explore the remoter regions of the park: camp by the flood plains of Paradise and Mpunga which play host to a large variety of game throughout the dry season; or for spectacular views, hike up to the Mlele escarpment and the Chorangwa Falls.

A mobile safari really is a safari in the traditional sense: as you move, so too does your camp, and each evening you will be welcomed home by the same familiar faces, no matter how much the setting has changed. The camp is serviced by a dedicated crew of seasoned professional who can pack up the camp, whisk it to a new location and set it up again in time for your arrival in the evening. While it can move each day, we would strongly recommend two nights in any one site.

The camp is only available on an exclusive basis with your own private guide and 4WD car, so you have complete freedom to plan totally flexible safari itineraries each day.Designed primarily a base for exploring remoter areas, with an emphasis on walking (where allowed) as well as game drives, the camp is light, simple, yet perfectly comfortable. There are 4 well equipped, walk-in tents with two cot beds and a bathroom set at the rear with a short drop toilet and bucket showers.

There is a dining tent with a varied bar or you can dine al fresco under a canopy of glittering stars. The food is excellent, the fire place relaxing and the G and T’s flow.

This is how safaris used to be, and yet so few are nowadays. A rare chance for roving adventure and true mobility. This, is what safari is all about.