Katavi National Park

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Katavi National Park is Tanzania’s third largest National Park located in Mpanda within Katavi region western circuit of Tanzania. With area of 4,471 sq km Katavi is among the biggest and richest wildlife areas in Tanzania after Ruaha and Serengeti.

Katuma River plays an important role for park existence; the Katuma River feeds Lake Katavi, Lake Chada and Katisunga floodplain supporting vast number of wildlife species. Approximately 50 species of large to medium mammal species exist in the park includes hippos, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, reedbuck, hartebeest, bushbuck, duiker, roan, sable, kudu, crocodiles, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah, wild dog, wild cat, serval cat caracal and several bird species.