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Chada Katavi

Vintage A lodge or tented camp with very good food and service, and many have swimming pools. The rooms/tents are of good size but perhaps not as large as "Classic" properties. Facilities could be "Classic," but located in a sub-standard game viewing area.

Chada Katavi is deliberately simple: everything from the food to the furniture is tasteful, yet unpretentious. A true bush camp in Tanzania's remote Katavi National Park, breakfast is served under the trees, lighting is solar, beds (with linen sheets) are under canvas, hot showers are hung from a bush behind each of the six tents.

But if that’s all a bit too much, you’re encouraged to do the real thing, with bedrolls and mosquito nets by an open fire in the Star Camp, which moves around, with its cushions and hammocks, off in the wilderness beyond. Wherever you are, the food is fresh, hearty and delicious, wines are good, the table (if there is one) generously laid. And don’t forget the wild social life –cocktails with the lions, dinner with the elephants.

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