A Hidden Paradise

19 July 2010

by Frederick James Kissenga Guide, Chada Katavi

First of all, I think perhaps there is some truth about the adage which says that the use of travelling from one region to another is to regulate the imagination by reality instead of thinking how things may be.

Now you have an opportunity to explore so many wonders of Katavi. Let me say that Katavi is a true hidden paradise. The best place, where there is wide variety, Katavi National Park offers endless wilderness, and that is the true quality of Africa.

It would be true to say that I have been to many places, and I have guided in other national parks, but Katavi is the only place where I am enjoying a true taste of wilderness.

Providing sanctuary for a significant range of species of flora and fauna, this is the land of the glistening, pure white star chestnut tree, the flat topped acacia trees which Africa is famous for, and the marula tree which yields a fruit used by wildlife for food and by man to make a liquer.

I have already seen the birding Big Five in Katavi, the huge Ground Hornbill, the Martial Eagle which is Africas biggest bird of prey, the splendidly coloured Saddle-billed Stork, the giant Lappet-faced Vulture, and even Pels Fishing owl, a rare sight indeed.

I would like to say that whoever feels like enjoying nature, Katavi is here for you. I myself am looking forward to discovering a lot more.

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