Of all the parks in Tanzania, Katavi is still probably the most astounding and least visited of them all. This makes the park a very special place - to fly in over the vast plains and see herds of up to 4 thousand buffalo being hunted by massive lion prides; sensational. Chada camp itself is set in a wonderful area of the park, away from the other camps, at the end of the main river. Each of the tents have their own bush showers and loo, but this adds to the charm and gives the camp the feeling of being from a bygone era.
Chada Camp - The Details
Chada Camp is located in the Katavi National Park in the West of Tanzania accessible by light aircraft on Monday and Thursdays from Mahale, Arusha or Ruaha. The Camp is located on Lake Chada which is a dried up lake forming a huge plain where you will find enormous buffalo herds 4,000 strong, massive herds of elephants and a truly palpable sense of remoteness.
The style of the camp is a true luxury bush camp experience with all the accommodation and communal areas under canvas and only wooden platforms showing that this is a permanent camp. The communal dining area is a large tent with one table where all the guests dine together and from this tent there are views through the trees onto the plains.
The tented accommodation is spacious and very comfortable with mosquito net walls allowing a breeze to pass through. The bathroom tent is connected by a small walk way which also has an outdoor shower.
Chada has open sided vehicles and as with all Nomad camps the guiding is excellent, we also recommend going for a walking safari here to experience the smaller aspects of Katavi that you may miss when you are in a vehicle! Fly camping at Katavi is a very special experience.