Katavi National Park is an isolated wilderness. It’s the Tanzania’s third largest National Park and lies in an arm of the Great Rift Valley.
The Katuma River an associated floodplains, Lake Katavi and Lake Chada, are a haven for Water birds, Hippopotamuses and Crocodiles.
It’s during the dry season that the game-viewing is the most fascinating ; the Katuma River becomes the only source of drinking water for the fauna ; then you can discover thousands of Elephants, herds of Buffalos, Giraffes, Zebras, Impalas, Lions, Hyenas, …
“Katavi’s most singular wildlife spectacle is provided by its Hippos. Towards the end of the dry season, up to 200 individuals might flop together in any riverine pool of sufficient depth.”
The best moment to go there is from May to October during the dry season.