Katavi National Park, is found on 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.
Game drives in Katavi offer a varied and rewarding experience, with the natural habitat in its own setting home to the largest herds of buffalo around Africa. Katavi National Park brags a wonderful array of habitats, which range from flood plains of thick reeds and dense waterways that teem with hippo and crocodile infested rivers to woodlands, open grasslands, forests and pristine seasonal lakes.
Overall, the park is endowed with various tourism activities that visitors can do during their visit. The activities include; Nature Walking Safaris (Short Walking Safaris (SWS), Long Walking Safaris (LWS), Picnicking, Filming, Camping, Birding, Night Game Drive, Hiking and Game Viewing.