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Katavi National Park

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park is found in the western part of Tanzania, it was formerly a game reserve; the park was established in 1974. It was originally 1,823km2 in 1997 it was extended to 4,471km2.

The park is located 40km south of Mpanda town, being Tanzania’s third-largest national park, after Ruaha and Serengeti.

Info About Katavi National Park

  • Area: 4,471km2
  • Established: 1974
  • Distance Travel Time: From either Dar es Salaam via Mbeya (1513Km), Dar es Salaam via Tabora (1392km), Arusha via Tabora (1015.7km) or Mwanza via Tabora – Inyonga (741 km).


Park’s climate is classified as tropical. The average temperature is 24.6 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 1139 mm. Precipitation is the lowest in June, with an average of 0 mm. Precipitation is the lowest in June, with an average of 0 mm. With an average of 231 mm, the most precipitation falls in December. At an average temperature of 26.2 °C, October is the hottest month of the year. July has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 22.7 °C.


The park is endowed with various tourism activities that visitors can do during their visit. The activities include; Nature Walking Safaris (Short Walking Safaris), Long Walking Safaris) Filming, Camping, Birding, Night Game Drive, Hiking, and Game Viewing.

Long walking safari (Chorangwa Hiking Trail)

Long walking safari (Chorangwa Hiking Trail) It takes more than five hours walking, more than 10kms long.

Short walking safari (Sitalike Walking Trail)

Short walking safari (Sitalike Walking Trail) that ranges from 1-9kms Long, takes more than three hours.


Katavi offers an outstanding diversity of birdlife, it has more than 450 species of birds, ranging from turkey-sized group hornbills to the tiny sunbirds.


Walking through trails to a waterfall It is being practiced in Katavi National Park, 17 Kms walking Trails to an elevated point where it will be easy to view Waterfalls including Chorangwa, Lukima, and Ndido waterfalls within the parks.

Night Game Drive

Night game drives the activity conducted during the night, using open vehicles and special spotlights to observe nocturnal or active animals during the night’ and their behavior. It gives an opportunity to see the range of animals which are generally unseen during the day.