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Chada Katavi is hidden on a spot covered by acacias and tamarinds and overlooking the great Chada plain. The canopy of tall trees provide shade and food for a variety of animals and birds so guests need not even leave their verandas to see great game.

The camp was set up by safari legend Roland Purcell back in 1996, and quickly established a reputation as a rather wild and whacky camp.

The whole area is probably best suited to a seasoned wildlife viewer, or the traveller who thinks the African bush can offer up no more surprises. There are six large, romantic and airy guest tents decked out with fine wooden furniture, woven rugs and beds spread with crisp white Egyptian cotton. Steaming hot showers await at the end of a day's game viewing, before traditional bush cuisine is served for dinner in the softly lamp-lit mess tent.

There are few limits to game viewing in this area and - better still - no other 4x4s around. Guests can go on epic game drives or sit tight and watch the drama unfold across the floodplains in front of the camp. Intrepid walking safaris and fly camping trips are particularly recommended for exploring the heart of the untamed Katavi wilderness, with nights spent with only a mosquito net between you and the night sky.

Why We Love It

After a hard day's game viewing, guests return to their rooms to find a chilled glass of white wine waiting on the porch.

Susie, Original Traveller

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