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Chada Tented Camp in Katavi is situated in the core of Katavi National Park, in western Tanzania, and is reputed to be one of the wildest places on earth.

From its elevated vantage point on a peninsula that rises out of the miombo woodland, the camp is perfectly positioned for panoramic views over the Chada plain. Filling the floor of the Rukwa Valley - a minor fault of the western rift - Katavi National Park spans over a million acres.

Katavi belongs to the animals. You are their guest. Chadas humble nod of recognition to its hosts is evident in the accommodation consisting of spacious safari tents, a blend of brown canvas, leather & brass, camouflaged against a thicket of tall trees. The canopy of acacias, kigelias and tamarinds are a popular source of shade and food for abundant bird and animal life, creating fantastic game viewing opportunities almost without having to leave your tent.

Chada is filled with weathered maps, old books, telescopes and leather-backed chairs. Your quarters in this great wilderness will not be so different from those of the earliest explorers, who also slept beneath canvas and listened to sounds that remain undiminished by time. Chada remains seen by only a small handful of visitors.

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Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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