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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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.

Fri, Jul 5, 2013

Unexpected Visitor!

This little beauty is a Green Night Adder I found outside my office! It was the first time for me to see this specimen so was really exciting. They have a relatively small and scattered distribution in central, east and west africa, so to see one is a real bonus! Snakes are wonderful to photograph, especially slower sluggish ones like this and guests in camp enjoyed the photo shoot!


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