We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Katavi National Park

Features Animals
Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Review Highlights
Katuma Bush Lodge at Katavi National Park is a gem

Located on the edge of Katsunga Plain, the second largest plain after the Serengeti, Katuma Bush... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
liz572016
,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Interesting and varied National Park - a little short on game in September this year

We stayed a couple of nights 2km outside the park entrance. The park opens a little later than we... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
DevonEcologist
Read all 24 reviews
15
All photos (15)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bush lodge”(2 reviews)
“park”(8 reviews)
“drive”(4 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
See all hours
Contact
Katavi National Park, Tanzania
+255 656 122 378
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (24)
Filter reviews
18 results
Traveller rating
12
5
0
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
12
5
0
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bush lodge park drive elephants africa game tourists buffalo river plain leopard loads topi fact fly opportunity
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 18 reviews
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Located on the edge of Katsunga Plain, the second largest plain after the Serengeti, Katuma Bush Lodge has spectacular sunsets. A troop of elephants wandered through the camp, and as we watched, one took the opportunity to shake a palm nut tree to knock down...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank liz572016
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We stayed a couple of nights 2km outside the park entrance. The park opens a little later than we are used to. 07:30 before we got away from the gate. Great birdlife and some scarce game such as Topi. Easy to get around the park...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DevonEcologist
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Katavi National Park may get only get 500 visitors a year but it remains one of the best national parks in Africa. I was struck by the fact that it is so remote and there are many elephants,giraffes, impala, topi and some of the largest...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank africanman_840
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a little known and little visited Tanzanian national park. It is remote but definitely worth the trouble to get there. Many animals in their natural habitat in a park guarded against poachers. Traversed in a vehicle, many animals can be viewed very closely....More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank John P
Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have visited Africa many times over the years but my recent visit along with my wife found Katavi to be up their with the best. Its relative isolation has to a great extent protected it from the vagaries of to many tourists which do...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Alastair H
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great game viewing. Good roads. The only downside was the Park Service arranged an English speaking guide for us who spoke very little English and WE identified more birds and animals than he did! Someone there told us Rangers, which he was, often don't have...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank SteveK438
Reviewed July 14, 2015

This tented safari camp/lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives with a trained ranger, as well as fabulous food and a very helpful staff with excellent service. Very remote, primarily solar-powered. Had opportunity to see 3 families of elephants, a sea of hippos, numerous crocodiles,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank 1,949,314
Reviewed June 30, 2015

katavi is so nice and uniquic area with their environments ,also wild animals are available and weather is good ,with people

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank 413michael
Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a truly amazing park with minimal visitors and maximum wildlife experiences to be had. If you would like to see more than a hundred hippos gathered in one spot, then this is the place to go! There are also beautiful herds of giraffes,...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank GoHappily
Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Got in for free tough hitch. Lots and lots of animals. Hippos so thick in water was like a parking lot. Not much around so I suggest you bring provisions. Very cool and no tourists.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank James_KK9185AX
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Katavi National Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines