Chada Katavi

The Original Katavi Camp

Katavi National Park, in the far west of Tanzania, is somewhere that, even today, few people have been lucky enough to visit. Perhaps because of this, it feels untouched almost like traveling back in time; Chada Katavi sits in the midst of this truly wild place. 

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Erstwhile Nomad camp manager and ace photogrpaher, Mark Sheridan Johnson, sometimes pops in to take over when other managers are on leave.  We're always delighted when he comes because he takes some amazing photos and shares them with us.  Like these rather "in your face" pics of our Katavi resident hippos.  You can see more of Mark's work on his web-site:

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Up close and personal

An excited Samwel Turoto, Nomad guide at Chada, sent this fab photo in this morning.  Although the leopard seems not to care less...

Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Somtimes it’s not size that counts

Relief manager and pro photographer, Mark Sheridan Johnson, captured these wonderful images of a gutsy little wattled lapwing mobbing a brown snake eagle.  Clearly there was some concern that the eagle was a touch too close to a nest or some eggs for comfort.

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Shakin’ the trees

Chada Katavi guest Dale Davis kindly sent us these great photos of a rather acrobatic elephant he spotted while staying at the camp.  Clearly tamarind pods are super tasty.

Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Green season R&R

As many of you are aware, Chada's currently closed for the green season and we're looking forward to opening the camp afresh in June.  We look forward to bringing you lots more fun stories and pictures from the camp later in the year.


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