7-Days Katavi National Park Safari Itinerary


Katavi National Park is located on the western side of Tanzania. It fills with pure wilderness, such as the lion, elephant, buffalo, and leopard. There are common lions, buffalo herds, and hippos in thousands. The Katuma River attracts thousands of crocodiles, hippos, herds of buffalos, impalas, defassa waterbuck, and elephants. Visitors arrive at 8.00 a.m. at the gate and are dropped off at 6.30 p.m. They book neighboring accommodations in the city.


  • Airport transfers
  • Park fees/charges
  • Pick and drop services
  • Drinking water during the safari/tour
  • Outdoor activities (as per the itinerary)
  • Accommodation (as per the itinerary)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itinerary)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itinerary)
  • Any other inclusion as indicated in the itinerary
  • Insurance (where applicable)
  • International flights charges and fares
  • Tips and gifts to service providers
  • Any personal item that you may need during the tour
  • Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks and meals outside the tour package
  • Visa charges
  • Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
  • Any other charges that may arise in due time

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

The tour guide receives the tourists at 8.00 a.m., as they check into the park, and explains the wildlife found inside. The five most common wildlife include buffaloes, elephants, and lions, while Rhino is absent. The best time includes August to October as it is dry, and animals are migrating to get pasture. The visitors seek the history of the Tamarind tree, which houses the spirit of the most excellent huntsman, 'Katabi .' Other visitors place offering at the base of the tree to commemorate the exceptional hunter.

Visitors arrive at around 8.00 a.m. The tour guide leads visitors to the Katavi habitat, which has a grassland savannah, including the Brachystegia (miombo) woodland towards the park's eastern side. The place changes to marshes and produces shallow lakes. Katavi is hot during the dry season of May to October, while the temperature lowers in the evening.

Visitors arrive at 8.00 a.m. at the gate. They experience the hot and dry season, packed with crocodiles and hippos, as seen in the caves and riverbanks. There are vast herds of buffalo, Impala, and zebras who gather with the defassa waterbuck and elephants around Katavi Lake and Chada Lake. Opportunistic lions are waiting for their prey at the water sources.

The fourth day involves watching the varied species of birds and taking photos. A comprehensive tour will involve photos and videos. The later afternoon involves returning to their city's accommodation areas and preparing to visit Lake Manyara, National Park.

Lake Manyara National Park is located 126 kilometers from Arusha. It takes approximately three hours to get to the park from Arusha. The lake is a significant attraction to large groups of elephants, climbing lions, and flocking flamingos at the algae lake. The site has more than 350 birds of varied species. Its alkaline water body is an advantage to varied wildlife and species of birds along the shores. Thus, it is essential to continue the visit from Katavi National Park.

The tour guide receives tourists at the gate and guides them to where to lodge and have breakfast, especially at the Hatari lodge.

In the sixth day, visitors arrive at the lake at 8.00 a.m. to watch the pink flamingos attracted by the soda ash and more than 400 bird species. In addition, they take photos of large buffalo herds, Masai giraffes, Impala, cheetahs, and the forested valley slopes. The lions climbing trees form the best attraction at Lake Manyara, and the largest elephant population forms a breathtaking scenery.

The seventh day starts at 8.00a.m, when tourists watch acacia tortillas in woodland, along with the hot springs (maji moto). They enjoy troops of baboons along with the Sykes monkey. In addition, there are short-eared galago, Egyptian mongoose, klipspringer, and hippos.

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