Katavi National Park
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Explore and discover the true wilderness of Katavi National Park!
Hippos in Katavi provide the most singular wildlife spectacle! Towards the end of the dry season, up to 200 hundred individuals might flop together in any riverine pool of sufficient depth. The Park offers wildlife in abundance and it has one of Tanzania’s greatest concentrations of buffalo, elephants and hippotamus.
It was established in 1974 and is one of the most remote, vast, natural and pristine parks in Africa. The park also rich in plant and wildlife nature resources.
Scenery in the Park varies from seasonally inundated grassland plains in the shallow basins to the steep escarpments of the rift valley.
The vegetation is a mosaic of closed to open woodlands, scrublands, grasslands, swamps, seasonal lakes and riverine vegetation
The main focus for game viewing within the park is the Katuma River and associated floodplains such as the seasonal Lakes Katavi and Chada where most animals congregate.