It is a fifty minute flight from, and over four hundred miles and almost four hours from Arusha. Its great distance from Arusha and any other parks is undoubtedly what has saved it from becoming a run-of-the-mill African safari destination. At present the park has no more than a handful of visitors each year. Long may it last.
Katavi National Park – Katavi is in the far west of Tanzania, about sixty miles east of Lake Tanganyika, one hundred and twenty miles to the southeast of Mahale.