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Chada Bivouac


... is located in the Katavi area in the western region of Tanzania.

Chada Bivouac is a very simple but stylish bivouac camp which functions as a satellite to the highly rated Chada Camp.

It is usually used as a one night sleep-out to provide an intimate bush experience, out amongst the wildlife and sleeping under the stars.

The camp itself consists of a dining table and chairs, a camp-fire, a number of insect-net sleeping tents and basic shared ablutions. Guests usually head out with usually four staff members ... guide, cook, camp assistant and armed ranger ... to drive to an appropriately remote and scenic spot, which varies according to the season.

In the case of this imagery, we were taken to a location to the north side of the main floodplains, from where we were able to view a good deal of wildlife directly from our seats by the camp-fire.

The camp can also be used for much longer stays, often as part of an on-foot exploration of more remote areas of the reserve. But this is rather a niche activity.

Chada Bivouac is a really fun and involving experience, one that we have enjoyed a great deal. It is elegantly and professionally delivered. What we like most about it is the camaraderie that one inherently gets in a camp where everyone shares the same camp-fire, where the food is prepared in front of your eyes and where everyone tends to join in with the chores. But it is a simple and relatively expensive option, one which can be replicated in other reserves at a much lower cost.

We rarely include this option, most of our guests at Chada Camp prefer to spend their whole time at base. It may be possible to organise it last minute, if you mention it to the camp managers when you first arrive.
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