This off-beat Western Tanzania safari combines the remote Mahale Mountains National Park with one of Tanzania’s best and least explored parks – Katavi national park. Activities on this western Tanzania safari include fantastic game drive safaris, chimpanzee tracking safaris, walking excursions, incredible bird-watching, and sightseeing.
Day 1: Depart by Air to Katavi N. Park
Safari starts from Arusha or Dar es Salaam; fly to Katavi National Park. Lunch at Katuma Bush Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive safari in Katavi and late evening sun-downers. Overnight at Katuma Bush Lodge.
Day 2: Walking & Game Drives in Katavi
Start the day with a sunrise walking safari to explore the untamed Katavi floodplain, walk near water pods and watch hippos and other wildlife at close range; late morning break for brunch. Proceed with the afternoon game drive safari to Katavi’s inner side. Overnight at Katuma Bush Lodge.
Day 3: A Full Day Game Drives in Katavi
After breakfast, spend another day exploring the wilderness of the Katavi floodplain with picnic lunches. Game drive along the meandering river and patches of forest and enjoy the picturesque view of the park. Return to the lodge for sun-downers; in the evening. Overnight at Katuma Bush Lodge.
Day 4: Depart for the Mahale Mountain
After breakfast, take a shared chartered flight to the Mahale Mountains. Transfer by boat along Lake Tanganyika to the Kungwe Beach Lodge. Lunch at the lodge; followed by an afternoon chimpanzee tracking safari in Mahale Mountain. Overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.
Day 5-6: Chimpanzee Tracking at Mahale
Enjoy morning chimpanzee tracking safaris and bird watching in the Mahale Mountains, visit the Chimpanzee research center, and lunch at the lodge. Afternoons at leisure and sun-downers by Lake Tanganyika. Overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.
Day 7: Depart by Air to Arusha or Dar:
Breakfast in the park and then a boat ride to Kigoma. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Arusha or Dar es Salaam. We will offer transport from the airport to your hotel within the city center.
All Park entry fees
Pick up from the Airport
Boat & Walking safari
Transport 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof with driver cum guide
Overnight at the Hotels/Lodge/Tented Camps according to the program
Complimentary bottles of drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during safari
Price not includes:
International flights & Domestic flights
Fees for passports, visas, immunizations, and insurance
Tips for staff such as driver cum guides/chef/porter
Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)