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Chada Camp

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.


Guide Price: $882 per person
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4 for 3; Free flights between Katavi and Mahale

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Katavi-- we enjoyed to remoteness of Katavi and were very lucky to have 5 delightful companions here and we all went to Mahlale together. Mussa, our eagle eyed guide, was fantastic and had a great sense of what the animals would do next. It is not easy game viewing in Katavi but Mussa and Samuel, the guide for the other vehicle, made our game viewing memorable. We spent an hour with a fabulous young male leopard one evening and only the 7 of us were around to witness this marvelous sighting. The leopard put on quite a show for us climbing down one tree to pursue a hare (he missed), then posing on a log before heading up another tree. Elephants, crocks, hippos are ubiquitous at Kavati and we had lots of mock elephant charges. We saw 2 separate lionesses with cubs - one with 2 cubs less than a month old and the other with 3 cubs about 2 months old.
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