Off-the-beaten-track in southern Tanzania

Tanzania’s traditional southern circuit will whizz you through Ruaha and Selous, but this itinerary takes things one step further with a stop in Katavi National Park in the west of the country.

If there’s one the place that deserves the moniker ‘off the well-trodden path’, it’s Katavi, and the beguiling golden-grass plains are serene, still, and alluringly empty of tourists.

Fly-camping is an absolute must, and the walking safari to and from your tiny camp will reveal herds of Buffalo, elephant, and hundreds upon hundreds of antelope.

There are big cats too, and leopard and lion are most commonly spotted in the shady woodlands.

Complete your adventure with a stop in Ruaha or Selous (or both), two parks that are rich in the big game and offer a blockbuster of activities