Katavi National Park

The lesser-known park Katavi National Park is the realm of true wildlife and wilderness in Tanzania. This national park is home to the largest population of buffaloes in the world.

This national park was established in 1974 and is based in Katavi Region. In size this national park Katavi National Park is 4471 sq. kilometres, making it the third largest national park in Tanzania.

You can get to this national park by air, you can fly to the airstrip to this national park by a charter flight from Dar-es-Salaam or Arusha. The whole flight journey takes nearly hours.


If you’re planning a visit to this national park, here are some highlights that will fascinate you during your visit.

The main highlight of this national park is its landscape and the 3 large flood plains which supports one the largest population of hippos and crocodiles.

Katavi National Park houses a large collection of antelopes including Topi, Roan and Sable.

If birding excites you more than wildlife viewing, you can visit this national park and can spot more than 300 bird species.

Cultural Encounters

In addition to its natural wonders, Katavi National Park offers cultural insights with the opportunity to visit local communities like the Meru tribe.


From game drive to bird-watching Katavi National Park offers a wide range of activities.

Game drives

Game drives in Katavi National Park are the perfect way to explore the diverse wildlife. This activity in this national park is carried out by expert safari guides on an open safari vehicle.

Walking Safaris

Walking Safaris in Katavi National Park is the most exciting way to explore its wildlife and wilderness on foot. This activity in this national park is done on Sitalike walking track, which is 1-9 kilometres long and lasts for 3 hours.

You can also go on walking safaris on the Chorangwa hiking trail which is 17 km long and takes hours to complete.

Camping Safaris

Katavi national park has several campsites where you can take part in camping safaris.

Campsites in Katavi National Park are divided into three parts, flying camping, special camping and public camping.

Katavi national park is for those tourists seeking an exceptional game-viewing experience in seclusion.

Katavi National Park offers a tranquil safari experience, where visitors can witness its wildlife and wilderness, This national park is all about less crowds and more wildlife.