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Katavi National Park

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Katavi National Park's remote location in western Tanzania has helped to preserve its relatively untouched character, but it also means that you'll have to take a charter plane to get here. You're unlikely to see other tourists on game walks or drives to Lake Katavi and the park's other watering holes, which are home to more hippos and crocodiles than anywhere else in Africa. What you are likely to see are lions, giraffes, zebras, and animals like roan and sable antelope, which are hard to spot in Tanzania's other parks. During the dry season, from June through October, herds of as many as 1,000 buffalo gather on the floodplains of the Kapapa River, along with elephants, impalas, and hyenas. Palahala Camp offers the best access to these areas, as well more comfortable digs than at the rustic camps located elsewhere in the 1,727-square-mile park.—Collen Clark

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