Chada Camp is a great experience for basic camping.
Chada Camp: Our full report
Chada Camp occupies a lovely woodland spot on the edge of Chada Plain, in the heart of Katavi National Park. Six large safari tents are widely separated for privacy within the open acacia woodland. Katavi It's a classic Tanzania safari experience!
These have big gauze windows that can be opened up to the breeze. Inside each, large beds, subtle natural fabrics, palm matting and a writing desk make for a stylish safari interior; outside, canvas chairs on the veranda remind you that a Chada safari isn't about excessive luxury. The private tented bathroom is slightly separate, a few paces from your tent, and includes a long-drop toilet and a bucket shower (hot water available on request).
This safari camp has a tented library and lounge, and also a separate bar and dining area, the venue for informal meals, after which guests gravitate to the nearby campfire for drinks. Chada is well organised, friendly and very personal. It's also very wild; the camp feels as if it is part of the Katavi's bush, not insulated from it.
As you'd expect, safari activities are the focus here. Chada's knowledgeable safari guides will lead you on 4WD game drives which may take a whole day to explore a section of the park, accompanied by a picnic lunch. Katavi National Park has plenty of open country, including the fringes of its great plains; it's particularly good for walking safaris, which are always accompanied by an armed game scout.
If you do stay here for more than 3-4 nights, then consider spending at least one night out in the bush, on an adventurous fly-camping trip.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Group Meals
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Wildlife safaris: Chada camp is a very serious safari camp in one of Africa's most remote national parks. It's notable particularly for its sense of wilderness, and for large herds of buffalo attended by big prides of lion!See more ideas for Wildlife safaris in Tanzania
Generally recommended for children: No
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible