Katuma Bush Lodge
Katuma Bush Lodge overlooks the vast Katisunga floodplain and with a resident elephant named Fred you are never far from the big game which makes Katavi one of Tanzania's most exciting wildlife destinations.
Katuma Camp Highlights
In the centre of Katavi National park lies Katuma, a charming Bush Lodge that offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga. Daily movements can be watched of game between grazing on the plains and the last remaining pools of water in the Katuma during the dry and witness the dramas unfold. Katuma Bush Lodge has been designed to blend in with its surroundings to avoid distraction from the beauty of Katavi. The Lodge depicts an African simplicity and is an idyllic base for exploring the spectacular wildlife of this remote and wild Park.
- Best time to visit is dry season when game is drawn to the Katuma river.
- Hundreds of hippos are what make Katavi famous.
- The lodge is built with minimal impact on the environment.
- Eco-conscious waste disposal.
Katuma Bush Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Game drives of full day or half day duration are taken in open-sided safari vehicles and focus on the woodland areas along the seasonal lakes and floodplains. Short guided walking safaris can also be taken from the camp and there are plans to introduce fly camping in different areas of the park. Katavi’s biggest wildlife spectacle is provided by its hippos, when towards the end of the dry season, up to 200 individuals might gather together in any riverine pool of sufficient depth. And as more hippos gather in one place, so male rivalry heats up, causing a commotion of territorial bull fights. It is during the dry season, when the floodwaters retreat, that Katavi truly comes into its own. The Katuma river, reduced to a shallow, muddy trickle, forms the only source of drinking water for miles around, and the flanking floodplains support incredible game concentrations of elephants, buffalo and antelope.
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andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
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andBeyond Klein's Camp
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