LOCATION: Chada Katavi is situated in the core of Katavi National Park, in western Tanzania, and is reputed to be one of the wildest places on earth. From its elevated vantage point on a peninsula that rises out of the miombo woodland, the camp is perfectly positioned for panoramic views over the Chada plain. Filling the floor of the Rukwa Valley - a minor fault of the western rift - Katavi National Park spans over a million acres. From the escarpments, rivers run down through Tamarind and Albida forests to feed vast floodplains. Across these plains run the last great herds of buffalo in east Africa. ACCOMODATION: Hidden in the trees that flank it are six guest tents, with fine wooden furniture, and large comfortable beds spread with crisp white Egyptian cottons, and floors covered with thick woven rugs. The tents are large, romantic and airy with many shade netting windows to allow the cool breezes through. The bathrooms are bush deluxe, and set just behind each bedtent. And to cap it all, the thoroughly good white wine sitting on your porch table is perfectly chilled. Although supremely comfortable, the camp neither intrudes upon nor detracts from the majesty of the place itself. Wickedly indulged, watching the elephants head out to water as dusk falls, you feel like one of the last great pioneers; with binoculars in your hand, and Africa filling your head.