Katavi National Park is one of the countries lesser-known national park and attracts a limited number of tourists.

Because the park doesn’t attract as many tourists as other Parks in the country, it remains untouched offering an authentic experience of Africa’s forests. On a game you’re more likely to walk into a pride of lions than a group of people you don’t know!

Katavi National Park – Flora and Fauna

Katavi National Park is the country’s third largest park. It contains of two enormous golden grass fields that cover the park and are encircled by woodlands of different types. The dry season (August–October) is the ideal time to visit the park. During this time, the park’s golden plains are filled with topis, impalas, zebras and many other animals you don’t see in your everyday life. Other common animals include giraffes, Waterbucks and hartebeests.

There are also herds of elephants that walk around the park along with buffalos and other impressive animals.

If you’ve dreamt of watching lions up close then Katavi National Park is the place for you; Katavi is an excellent spot for unforgettable encounters with the king of the jungle!

Katavi National Park has two major rivers called the Katuma and Kapapa. There aren’t many water sources present in the part which is why the two rivers attract all types of animals including hippos and crocodiles.






Gombe Stream National Park is best known for its population of wild chimpanzees. Fascinated by the spectacular creatures, Dr. Jane Goodall studied the park’s chimpanzees for more than five decades! She convinced the country’s officials to combine the chimps’ preservation with eco-tourism for the well-being of its wildlife and indigenous communities.

The park is located amongst some of Tanzania’s luscious tropical rainforests on the edge of the gorgeous Lake Tanganyika. With its awe-inspiring scenery, lush forests, glistening lake, and, of course, an exciting population of chimpanzees of all kinds, Gombe National Park is a favorite amongst tourists.

Chimpanzee Safaris

Visitors can explore the park by taking guided tours. Local tour guides are aware of the best spots in the park where visitors can view chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Where else would you get to see chimpanzees up close?

Besides the chimpanzees, Gombe National Park’s Lake Tanganyika offers unforgettable experiences.

Visitors can choose to cool off at the lake with activities such as snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. The scenic views of the lake itself will take your breath away.

Lake Tanganyika offers a refreshing escape to visitors with a range of water-based activities. While snorkeling, you can immerse yourself in the underwater world, marveling at the vibrant aquatic life. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines into the deep waters in search of unique catches. Scuba diving provides an opportunity to explore the lake’s hidden treasures, from shipwrecks to remarkable fish species. Amidst all these adventures, the stunning backdrop of Lake Tanganyika, with its crystal-clear waters and picturesque shores, creates a serene atmosphere, making it a breathtaking destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and aquatic thrills.