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

L. Einspanier

Review for kuro

Phenomenal Bush Camp

A phenomenal bush camp nestled inconspicuously in the park with absolutely outstanding service by the entire staff. And the food was so good.

C. Griffin

Review for serengeti-safari-camp

Exceptional Serengeti Safari

The Serengeti is a very special place. The team at Serengeti Safari camp were warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and took such great care of us. The food was exceptional. We saw an abundance of wildlife and learned so much about their behaviour and habitant thanks to our guide. We were heart broken wh...

M. Dossena

Review for entamanu

Outstanding Service

Great location - outstanding service

E. Montufar

Review for entamanu-private

Fantastic Masai Village Visit

The guides were fantastic
The visit to the Masai Village exceeded expectations. The food amazing. greatly recommended

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