Invoking the spirit of adventure, our tented camp sits bravely on the edge of Chada Plain, beneath shady tamarind trees.

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Safari family time

What’s not to love, lazy afternoons under the shady Tamarind trees with your nearest and dearest?

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If it ain’t broke…

The location of our classic expeditionary camp has not changed for over 20 years.

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Airy. Spacious. Classic.

Our six tents at Chada lie deep in the heart of the Katavi bush.


Soak it all up.

Chada has a special kind of magic that means we live alongside the wildlife. There is no better spot to enjoy your early morning coffee.


Light and airy safari tents

Cool, soft cotton in gentle tones – a beautiful space to while away the heat of the day.


Loo with a view

Not only do our eco-loos at Chada use 90% less water than a conventional loo, but they also come with an unbeatable view.


Safari bucket showers

Open to the elements and we guarantee you’ll love the feeling of washing the day’s dust off under a bucket shower beneath the open sky, pure bliss.


Ensuite tented bathrooms

Each tent has its own ensuite tented bathrooms complete with eco-loo, safari bucket shower and views of the surrounding bush.


Classic officers style mess

The Chada dining tent oozes classic safari vibes and it’s here you’ll enjoy delicious dinners.


Going out for breakfast. Because we can.

Breakfast with a view across the Chada plains, what a way to start your day in the wilderness.


Dinner under the stars

A gorgeous setting for dinner, under the stars deep in wildest Africa.

This is to South Africa’s Kruger Park what most safaris are to Whipsnade Zoo.

How we stumbled upon Katavi

One day, when flying low over a stretch of wilderness, Nomad founders Roland and Zoe Purcell, spotted a seemingly endless herd of buffalo and so they landed nearby. Setting up camp for the night on the edge of the vast Chada plain, allowing them to explore. And the rest is history as they say.

Key details


June to November


safari tents

All with ensuite bathrooms

Safari bucket showers

Eco-flush loos

Charging available

Minimum age:


years old


D. Stratford

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