Nature is a drink best taken neat. Being out there in the immensity of a Chada night, gives you gallons of this intoxicating liquor.

It’s a deeply respected tradition at Chada to escape from main camp and sleep out in the real middle of nowhere. It’s what we LOVE doing. There is no place in the world that feels like Katavi, and nothing gets you quite as close to that feeling than fly camping.

The trick is to leave as much as possible behind: stuff, other people, current affairs. This is your chance to see Katavi like we did before we had a “proper” camp. (Some may argue this is the "proper" camp.)

There’s a million wild acres of Katavi to head into, where humans hardly ever venture. Part of our skill is keeping you safe in such a wild place, the other is picking the perfect campsite, beside open floodplains, under the shadiest trees, for the widest stretch of night-sky.

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Just somewhere hidden, deep in the park; the more out there, the better. We’ll choose our site for beauty, water, shade, and space. We’ll find somewhere we can look out from, across the many miles of wilderness; somewhere to see – and not be seen; somewhere to observe life from another angle.

Recommended Camps

A string of camps in some of the wildest places on the planet. A front row seat to the best wildlife in Africa. Backstage is the engine room for opportunity.

The concept we love

Fly camps are so-called after the fly sheet, from when explorers camped with no tents, just under a single tarpaulin for shade cover. They are the essence of safari, because as we strip away all but the essentials from camp, we free ourselves from other distractions, and retreat into Nature.

The less equipment the better

We’ve been fly camping since the very beginning, and we’ve turned it into a fine art. Just enough - but not too much - camp to be safe and comfortable: mosi-net shelters and comfy bedrolls, bucket showers hung in a makeshift canvas bathroom, a few chairs and little fold-up table. Job done.

Life-changing experience

But it’s not about the kit. Fly camps are like getting VIP passes to the wildlife, giving you total access as you walk and sleep in the open air. Chada is brimming with animal life: these days will just be you and your guides, in amongst elephants, herds of buffalo, hippopotami, lion and much more.

Reviews

N. & A. Jenkins

Review for lamai

Superb Finish to Holiday

A superb finish to our Tanzanian holiday. The best of three very good camps

L. Molnar

Review for kigelia

Highly Recommend Kigelia

I highly recommend Kigelia to anyone who would like to spend a bit time in the real nature .

R. Willmer

Review for kuro

Magical Place, Awesome Staff

This is a magical place. The staff are awesome and the scenery fantastic. The camp is very well run and the rooms comfortable with great views. Well done everyone at Kuro

B. Bouchut

Review for entamanu

Beautiful, Calm Lodge

The lodge is beautiful, calm and intimate, it’s a really good experience!

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