Located in Katavi National Park, Palahala Camp will give guests an opportunity to experience the wildlife, and the wonderfully tourist-free part of Africa. Katavi is a remote park in the southwest of Tanzania, home to more hippos and crocodiles than anywhere else in Africa. Palahala, which means "sable antelope" in Swahili, sits on the banks of the Kapapa River. Palahala Camp features walk-in tents that are built on elevated wooden platforms, with large verandas overlooking the plain. All tents includes a bathroom, generator-powered electricity, and solar heated water. The camp is environmentally friendly, built from local materials and uses solar power.
Palahala's eight spacious tents are octagonal-shaped and measures 90 square metres. Each tent is furnished with king-size beds, the finest linens, goose down quilts, and includes verandahs that overlook the bush and river. Each evening, hot showers are prepared in the en-suite bathrooms. Old-fashioned hurricane lamps can be used for guests that walk from the Camp's main tent to their own tent.
Delectable meals are served in a number of intimate locations with uninterrupted views of the river. Breakfast and lunch can be served on the viewing deck, and romantic, torch-lit dinners are served in the boma. Experienced chefs create mouth-watering delicacies using Tanzanan produce, meats and fish. Afternoon tea and cakes are also served.
Open-sided, customized bush vehicles are used for Katavi games drives, which are available for sunrise and late afternoon. A game drive or a guided walking safari can end with the popular sunset on the banks of the Kapapa River. During the dry season, several herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, lions and hyenas are situated along the river, which is known as “Paradise Plains.” Close by, guests can view rare birds of prey, spoonbills and Sacred Ibis, and as well different types of herons, egrets, ostrich and pelicans.