Palahala Camp

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Located in Katavi National Park in western Tanzania, Palahala Camp offers it guests the perfect opportunity to experience a wildlife-rich but wonderfully tourist-free part of Africa. Katavi is a remote park in western Tanzania with reputedly higher concentrations of wildlife than any other reserve in Tanzania. Katavi offers safaris how they were a century ago.

Accommodation at Palahala comprises eight extremely spacious octagonal tents featuring king-size beds, the finest linens, goose down quilts, with verandas that overlook the bush and river. Each evening, hot showers are prepared in the en-suite bathrooms. Old-fashioned hurricane lamps light your way for your short walk from the main guest tent.

Open-sided, customized bush vehicles are available for sunrise Katavi game drives that can include breakfast in the bush. In the late afternoon, a game drive or a guided walking safari might end with the popular “sundowner” on the banks of the Kapapa. Large herds of hippos, eland, sable and roan antelopes are commonplace in Katavi. The river’s floodplains are a haven during dry season for elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, lion and hyena. Hundreds of elephants and several herds of thousand-plus buffalo can gather at one time in this area aptly called “Paradise Plains.” Close by, guests can view rare birds of prey, spoonbills and Sacred Ibis and up to twenty different types of herons and egrets, ostrich and pelicans.

Palahala enables you to have an old fashioned safari – but in comfort and more than a little luxury.


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