Katavi National Park is the third largest national park in tanzania, a tour destination well known for it's spectacular wildlife concentration, in dry season concentration of big mammals particularly Hippos, Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Eland, Topi and Zebra, and predators such as Lion, and hyena.
Katavi National Park, is found on the western part of Tanzania, it was formerly a game reserve; the park was established in 1974. It was originally 1,823km2 In 1997 it was extended to 4,471km2. The park is located 40km south of Mpanda town, being Tanzania’s third largest national park, after Ruaha and Serengeti.
Katavi National Park is a Tanzanian national park created in 1974 and is located in Katavi Region, Tanzania. It is a very remote park that is less frequently visited than other Tanzanian national parks. The park is approximately 4,471 square kilometers (1,726 sq mi) in area, which makes it the third largest national park in Tanzania. The park encompasses the Katuma River and the seasonal Lake Katavi and Lake Chada floodplains.
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Katavi is accessible throughout the year, from May to October and mid December, Any vehicle can be used.
Wildlife features include large animal herds, particularly of Cape Buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, and elephants, plus along the Katuma river, crocodiles and hippopotami which upon annual dry seasons results in mudholes that can be packed with hundreds of hippos. Carnivorous animals that roam this park are cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, leopards, and lions.
Katavi national park is endowed with various tourism activities that visitors can do during their visit. The activities includes; Nature Walking Safaris, Long Walking Safaris, Picnicking, Filming, Camping, Birding, Bush meals, Night Game Drive, Hiking and Game Viewing .
These are places, amenities, or pieces equipment provided to tourists for a particular purpose. In the Katavi National Park, a number of tourist facilities exist, including:
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