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Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

Reviews of safaris to Katavi National Park

36 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Katavi.

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Mr & Mrs S
Teddington

"My Oct 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 3 Oct 2019 and 17 Oct 2019
"A fabulous experience - I was visiting some places again after 46 years away and for my wife this was her first visit to the country. Everywhere the people were friendly and helpful; they really made the trip (together with the marvellous animal sightings!) and it was noticeable how much they appreciated and responded to my rather 'rusty' attempts at Swahili.

We have nothing but praise for Nomad and its staff; everyone was great and it is impossible to single out anyone in particular; without exception they were all extremely friendly and helpful.

The programme put together worked wonderfully- a great start at Machweo and a mid-holiday break at the luxurious Gibbs Farm in between some fabulous safari camps with variety at each of the locations of wildlife and scenery.

Everything worked like clockwork, with one exception. We were unfortunately misinformed about the flight departure from Lake Manyara airstrip meaning we wasted 2 hours hanging about at the airstrip, whilst we could have enjoyed a relaxing and full breakfast back at Gibbs Farm rather than the rushed early morning departure.

One thing we would have liked to see in all Nomad camps was a detailed large-scale map of the NP/NCA (such as produced by Survey of Tanzania, or a google earth print) so as to better understand where we had been!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr. I
London

"Southern and Western Tanzania Honeymoon"

I visited Tanzania between 26 Jul 2019 and 13 Aug 2019
"My wife and I loved every minute of our honeymoon. It could not have been better.

Jessica Plumb listened to what we were after - I preferred more rustic places away from the crowds but close to the wildlife and my wife wanted certain comforts (eg flushing toilets!) - and the camps delivered this perfectly. We both loved it. The order that we did the trip as well was perfect as each camp got better and better along the way as we gradually went more and more remote." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 17 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs F
Maidstone

"Tanzania"

I visited Tanzania between 10 Oct 2018 and 25 Oct 2018
"The trip was just as fantastic as we had hoped. Clearly one cannot control animal sightings or the weather and that is the charm, but at times the curse, of such holidays - seeing dolphins or a whale would have been the icing on an already sumptuous cake but other sightings and events more than compensated - not least of which was the magic of Fanjove." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms G
Georgia

"Dream vacation come true"

I visited Tanzania between 21 Sep 2018 and 5 Oct 2018
"Wonderful experience! Everything was planned out perfectly to my fullest satisfaction. No flaws!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs P
Volcano

"A Fantastic Vacation!"

I visited Tanzania between 21 Jul 2018 and 8 Aug 2018
"This was our 4th visit to southern/eastern Africa, and although each trip has been different and wonderful, this was probably our best trip yet.

The highlight was our time spent at Kichaka in Ruaha, since walking safaris are our favorite activity. Owner/Guide Andrew Molinare (Moli) gets rave reviews, and deserves every one of them.

We visited 5 parks and camps, with significant travel distances involved. Expert Africa did a fantastic job coordinating all the internal flights with Coastal Aviation, and everything went extremely smoothly." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 18 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr P
Sai Kung

"A Unique safari experience"

I visited Tanzania between 25 Oct 2017 and 3 Nov 2017
"The Katavi/Mahale combination really is an outstanding safari experience and offers great wildlife viewing combined with tracking chimpanzees.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

All arrangements and service by Expert Africa were of the highest quality: professional, friendly and very timely. I would not hesitate to use the company again and would certainly recommend them.

Although my KLM flight to Heathrow was cancelled, rearranged via Dublin and luggage still not recovered!, this is purely down to that airline.

EA have been terrific." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs K
Guildford

"Best trip ever."

I visited Tanzania between 7 Oct 2017 and 28 Oct 2017
"One of the best if not the best trip we have ever done. Nomad were terrific, the one problem ( mobile Serengeti ) was sorted before we even knew about it by upgrading us to Lamai..........thenk you. The guides were excellent throiughout, the friendliness of staff and management superb. We just loved it all..............we want to go back !!

The assistance in researching and setting up the trip was excellent...........well done James Denny of Expert Africa. He has, we gather, subsequently left so had to select Chris M below.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

If you keep this quality up it's difficult to suggest improvements !" Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 20 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr K & Ms C
Germany

"My Oct 2017 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 6 Oct 2017 and 17 Oct 2017
Overall trip
Good
Ms P
London

"A good off-the-beaten-track itinerary"

I visited Tanzania between 19 Sep 2017 and 30 Sep 2017
"Katavi and Mafia are both fairly off-the-beaten-track, which I loved, although there was quite a lot of travel in between locations. Flight schedules also meant having to spend a day at either end of the trip in Arusha, which was probably not the most efficient use of time, especially for a short holiday.

However, Katavi and Mafia were both places I really wanted to visit and I wouldn't have changed that." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 11 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs R
Aberdeen

"My Aug 2017 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 2 other countries between 30 Aug 2017 and 17 Sep 2017
"Yet again Expert Africa lived up to their name by setting us up with a great trip.

We enjoyed every part of it and frequently thought the next day could not be as good as the last. However it always was. Thanks to Ellie for developing the itinerary for us and thanks to James setting it up." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Our suggestions for safari camps in Katavi National Park


Chada Camp

Chada Camp

Chada Camp, in the heart of Tanzania's remote Katavi National Park, is a serious safari camp in a wild and relatively inaccessible part of Africa.


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Chada fly-camping

Fly-camping from Chada Camp, in the heart of Tanzania's remote Katavi National Park is as wild as Africa gets.


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Katavi Wildlife Camp

Katavi Wildlife Camp

Katavi Wildlife Camp is a simple tented camp – one of only four in the remote Katavi National Park – with good wildlife sightings all year round.


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Mbali Mbali Katavi

Mbali Mbali Katavi

Mbali Mbali Katavi is a luxury, tented camp situated in the centre of Katavi and the only camp in the park with a swimming pool.


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