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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park is a Tanzanian national park created in 1974 and is located in Katavi Region, Tanzania.

Katavi National Park

Katavi is a place made for adventurers. The pristine nature of Katavi is as rare and precious as the experience that awaits adventurers! Katavi National Park is an untouched oasis of lush forest and swamps in Central Tanzania.

When you make it to Katavi, the sense of wilderness is overwhelming. In a land where many people live and thrive on agriculture, this place offers solitude with an untamed beauty that will blow your mind away.This is a beautiful and pristine place where you can find elephants, hippos, lions, and many other animals.

When you look back to its history, the park was established in 1970 to protect the wildlife of this region from being poached or hunted by locals that are living off far less than they need to survive. The Katavi National Park provides a refreshing, natural escape from the hustle-bustle city life that typically accompanies most safaris to Africa’s popular tourist destinations. With its amazing mix of both wildlife and plants, it offers many unique opportunities for those willing to venture off the beaten path with their cameras on hand!

The Katavi National Park in Tanzania is home to over 600 hippos. Visitors can enjoy viewing them from the comfort of a safari vehicle, or even better by boat.  It has an elevation of about 1,400 meters and with its large number of baobab trees, it was nicknamed the “African Garden.” This amazing reserve was built by the local people for those around them who need it most; you get up close with these majestic creatures without disturbing their natural habitat or disrupting animal births.

 The Katavi National Park is a remarkably beautiful place where the sky and horizon are always hidden. It’s home to three species of antelope: Eland, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelopes- creatures that have been around for hundreds of years before humans ever came on their land.