About Katavi National Park
Size: 4,471 sq km (1,727 sq miles)
Location: Southwest Tanzania, east of Lake Tanganyika. The headquarters at Sitalike lie 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town.
Katavi Plains is noted for its spectacular dry season concetrations of big mammals and the inevitable predators. Except for Lake Manyara, the total number of animals per sq km in Katavi is higher than in any other protected area in East Africa, while densities of buffalo, roan, water buck, and bush pig are higher than anywhere else in Tanzania. The areas around Lakes Chada and Katavi have the largest numbers of animals in the park. The best way to get to Katavi is to fly by charter plane. Flora / Fauna miombo woodland, river, lakes, floodplain Habitat eland, sable antelope, roan antelope, hippopotamus, crocodile, lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, buffalo, topi; pelican, waterfowl more than 400 bird species.