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Katavi is reportedly one of the wildest, most unspoiled places on earth. Its remote location in southwest Tanzania and scarcity of visitors allow intrepid travelers to experience this 1545 mi² (4000 km²) park seemingly by themselves. It forms a part of the Rukwa Valley, itself a truncated extension of the Western Great Rift Valley. The best time to visit is from July to October.
Across these floodplains, a visitor can bear witness to one of the last great herds of buffalo in east Africa. Also in great abundance are hippopotamus, zebra, crocodiles, elephant, roan antelope, topi, zebra, impala, eland, lesser and rare sables, roan, and piku. As a result, Katavi also contains numerous predators, like lion leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Birdlife is equally prevalent, especially during the wet season. Examples include plovers, sand grouse and the Spurwing goose.
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