About Katavi National Park
Size: 4,471 sq km (1,727 sq miles).
Location; Southwest Tanzania, East of Lake Tanganyika. The headquarters at Sitalike lie 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town.
Charter flights from Dar es Salaam or Arusha. A tough but spectacular day's drive from Mbeya (550 km/340 Miles) or in the dry season only from Kigoma (390 km/240 miles). It is possible to reach Mpanda by rail from Dar via Tabora, then to catch public transport to Sitalike, where game drives can be arranged. If travelling overland, allow plenty of time to get there and back.
What to do
Walking, driving and camping safaris. Near Lake Katavi, visit the tamarind tree inhabited by the spirit of the legendary hunter Katabi (for whom the park is named) -
When to go
The dry season (May-
Two seasonal luxury tented camps overlooking Lake Chada. A rest-