The name “Katavi” immortalizes the legendary hunter Katabi, whose spirit is believed to occupy a local tamarind tree now covered in offerings from villagers. Home to the Tanzania’s largest crocodile and hippo populations, Katavi National Park is the third largest yet least visited park in Tanzania.
Mbali Mbali has untapped this national secret and created a highly exclusive experience at the heart of the park. Katuma Bush Lodge is ideal for the traveler looking for a truly remote experience away from regular tourist routes. All eleven rooms were constructed for exclusivity, with complete furnishings including writing desks, fine linen, and en suite facilities. Designed specifically for subtlety, the lodge is well frequented by wildlife that makes for spectacular viewing. The main deck houses a swimming pool, lounge and dining facilities to complement the breathtaking views of the Katisunga Plains.
The Sable Suite is our newest addition to the Mbali Mbali Lodges and Camps properties. This completely self-contained facility offers a private safari experience.
In this park, you will find animals curious and unfamiliar to human contact. The flotillas of pelican are a special sight. Game drives are offered twice a day with an optional night game drive.