Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park, one of Tanzania's most westerly parks is remote in the extreme, and with relatively few visitors a year is the ultimate in off the beaten track safari destinations. Two enormous plains dominate the park, surrounded by varied woodlands. Katavi is at its best in the dry season (April to December), when the plains fill with thousands of zebra, topi and impala. Hartebeest, giraffe, and Defassa waterbuck are also very common. There is a large population of resident elephants, and some impressive herds of buffalo.