Katavi Wildlife Camp is seasonal and will only be operational during the dry season from 1st June until 1st March
The park has a similar climate to Ruaha National
Park with a long dry season between June and November/December but with a completely contrasting topography
comprising of a series of flood plains and
fringed woodland that is teaming with wildlife
(many of which are not found in Ruaha eg.Topi).
You are surrounded by wildlife the moment
It therefore makes the perfect
combination with Ruaha. But while Ruaha has good game viewing all year round the Katavi floodplains become lakes through the rains and this water and green grass attracts wildlife increasingly as the ecosystem dries out again. This is why everything at Katavi comes in big herds, eg.Topi, Zebra, Sable, Roan, Giraffe, with some of the last great herds of Buffalo in Africa congregating on it's plains.So the game viewing gets better and better through the dry but is still surprisingly good for the first few months of the green season and especially good for birding in the green season.