Katavi National Park


Main features of Tanzania's third largest park, located about 40 kilometers southwest of the town of Mpanda, are Lake Katavi, with its vast floodplains, the palm fringed Lake Chala and the Katuma River. The park covers an area of approximately 4,500 square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness areas compare with other parks in the country. The park is noted for Miombo woodland and scattered acacia trees scenery and is the home of zebras, sable and roan antelope, eland, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion. Waterfowl are also abundant. Lake Chala and River Katuma is particularly rich in bird life. More than 400 species have been recorded and are the park is also known for its large concentration of crocodiles and hippos.

The Katavi Plains Game Reserve
Crocodiles are always an impressive site
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