Visit Historical Sites

Katavi national park is rich in history, with the park containing Stone Age sites of the ninetieth century, towns, the Kabora-Iyonga slave route passed through the protected area during slave trade period. The towns are very rich in cultural diversity making it a too destination for those who love to do cultural visits and learn history and people ways of life.

Game Viewing

One of the most common activities to be done on a tour to Katavi national park is taking a game drive to the untouched wilderness, a lot of animals like large herds of cape buffalos, wildebeests, giraffes, elephants, hippos, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, leopards, hartebeests, deffasa water bucks, lions and many more. The main place for excellent game viewing is within the Katuma River. Katavi national park is also believed to be harboring the largest herds of buffalos in the whole world. The kasitunga plains is the best place for viewing game. Game drives are always conducted during day time from 7 am to 6 pm east African time.

Visit the Tamarind Tree

To get more information about he parks history, tourists can visit the famous tamarind tree which the locals believe the famous Hunter Kataviwhom the park is named after lives they always used to take offering at the foot of this tree to gain favors for hunting.

Bird Watching

Katavi is one of the best destinations for bird enthuasts in Tanzania as it’s gifted with over 400 bird species, some of the birds seen at Katavi national park are; African fishing eagle, lilac breasted rollers, paradise flycatchers, bateleurs and saddle billed stork among the rest.


Tourists interested in camping can also take along their camping gears and dwell in the camping sites of the national park which provide bathrooms and toilets.

Share this Page: