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Katavi National Park

The Rawest of Tanzanian Wilderness!

Katavi National Park gestures the adventurous spirit to a world of untamed wilderness. This remote and lesser-known sanctuary reveals its true colours as the seasonal lakes vanish, offering a rare spectacle even to the most hardened safari enthusiasts. As you venture deep into Katavi, you'll discover a captivating range of landscapes, from lush floodplains covered with reeds to waterways inhabited by hippos and crocodiles. Woodlands, open grasslands, dense forests, and pristine seasonal lakes converge here, creating a compilation of nature's beauty. Let us at Simba Safaris guide you through the seasonal spectacles of Katavi’s richness!

Simba Safaris – Tanzania – East Africa, has Followed this simple yet successful formula for over Fifty years and it has earned us a reputation as the finest luxury safari operator in East Africa. Despite the challenging global situation, we have no plans to change our “modus operandi” and we plan to enhance it further.


We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

Things to do


The list of things to do in this untamed wilderness is as vast as the expanse of the park. From exhilarating game drives to tranquil moments by the seasonal lakes, Katavi offers a diverse array of activities for every safari-goer.

  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Birdwatching
  • Cultural Excursions
Your Window to Discover Secrets

Exploring Katavi In Simba’s Way

At Simba Safaris, we've mastered the art of showcasing Katavi National Park in a genuinely exceptional way. Our customized itineraries cater to your unique interests, and our expert guides bring the park's rich history, culture, and wildlife to the forefront. With a commitment to preserving the wilderness, we keep our tour groups small, ensuring a more intimate experience.

Katavi National Park

When To Visit

Katavi offers a year-round safari experience to safari-goers like the touristy northern Serengeti. Although, if you wish to have the best possible experience without getting too wet, it’s best to go to the park during the dry season, from June to October. During this period, you will witness huge herds of wildlife grazing or gathering around watering holes, where you’ll most likely see Katavi’s most singular wildlife spectacle.

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Green Season
  • Long Rain Season
  • Dry Season
  • Short Rain Season
Pristine Fauna Sightings

Wildlife In Katavi

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The best time to visit Katavi depends on individual preferences. The dry season (June to October) offers optimal wildlife viewing, while the wet season (November to May) showcases lush landscapes and is ideal for birdwatching.

Katavi is a great destination for families. However, it's important to note that the park is remote, and some activities may have age restrictions.

Yes, Katavi is a photographer's dream. Simba Safaris offers specialized photography safaris with expert guides who know the best vantage points.

Accommodations in Katavi vary from luxurious lodges to more rustic campsites. Simba Safaris offers a range of options to suit your preferences, all carefully selected for comfort.

Katavi is known for its diverse wildlife. You can spot elephants, giraffes, Cape buffaloes, hippos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and a rich variety of bird species.

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