- Kuhusu Sisi
- Kituo cha Habari
- Fursa za Uwekezaji
WILDLIFE AND TOURISM
Katavi Region recognizes the important role that tourism and infrastructure can play as impetus for economic growth and development in the region and, has the potential to create employment for the local community as well as to significantly contribute to economic growth, diversification and transformation, social development and upliftment in the region.
The region is endowed with plenty of wildlife whereby there are five hunting blocks of Inyonga E & W Hunting Block (3,500 km2), Msima Hunting Block (2,000 km2), Mulele Hunting Block (3,000 km2), Rungwa River Hunting Block (1,500 km2) and Nkamba Hunting Block (977 km2). Wildlife provides plenty of investment opportunities in this region. Considering the fact that wildlife conservation areas are remotely located, management and utilization of wildlife requires the following investments:
• Transportation (Air charter services, Luxury road transport services to all wildlife protected areas)
• Accomodation and Catering (hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets)
• Visitor use facilities (e.g. tented camps, campsites e.t.c)
• High profile water sports (diving, scuba diving, water skiing, sport fishing, boating e.t.c)
• Foodstuff production and supply for hotel catering
Karema historical town and its associated attractions
Situated at about 130 kilometers from Mpanda town, Karema is an old town dated back in the year 1885 where the Catholics entered the lakeshore of Tanganyika. The town is endowed with the remains of Catholics who fortified their missions by concrete walls which can vividly been seen to date. There are also the remnants of the saintly doctor-catechist Adrian Atman who worked for 67 years in and around Karema using western medicine as well as traditional remedies.
The legendary Lake Tanganyika is an attraction on its own as it is the second largest lake by surface area on the continent. It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater by volume, and the second deepest lake in the world holding at least 250 species of cichlid fish and 150 non-cichlid species. The lake is well known for its sandy beaches that stretch up to 1,828 km. These shores are very famous with crystal clear waters that provide an opportunity for the divers to enjoy the natural beauty of this ancient lake.