Palahala Luxury Safari Camp

| Tanzania | Mpanda | Katavi National Park |
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Located in Katavi National Park, a remote national park in southwest Tanzania, Palahala Camp is a permanent tented luxury safari camp which affords the perfect opportunity to experience a wildlife-rich, wonderfully tourist-free part of Africa during your Tanzania safari. Opened in 2005, Palahala, which means “sable antelope” in Swahili, sits on the banks of the Kapapa River, an advantageous location particularly during the dry season.


Bush Dining

The quality and variety of dishes the chefs can prepare in the middle of the bush will astound you. Experienced chefs create mouth-watering delicacies using fresh Tanzanian produce, meats and fish. Delectable meals are served in a number of intimate locations with uninterrupted views of the river.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in camp on a viewing deck, to the raucous cries of fish eagles, before heading out on an early morning game drive. Lunch is provided in the bush, and there are always snacks and drinks on the vehicles. And what wou...

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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 River. Large herds of hippos, eland, sable and roan antelopes are commonplace during your Katavi safari. 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 ...

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Palahala’s eight spacious tents are octagonal-shaped and measure 90 square metres. Each tent is furnished with king-size beds, the finest linens, and goose down quilts, and includes verandas that overlook the bush and river.

In 2013 plumbing was installed at Katavi, so each tent now features hot running water. Old-fashioned hurricane lamps light your way for your short walk from the camp’s main tent. Each tent also features a writing desk and free daily laundry service.

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