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7 Days Katavi and Mahale

You’ll escape the crowds on this tour of Western Tanzania. This is a chance to get off the beaten track and see a huge variety of the wildlife found in Tanzania including elephant, lion, buffalo and much more at Katavi National Park, along with chimpanzees in Mahale National Park. You’ll stay in remote areas of spectacular beauty and at both Katuma Bush Lodge and Kungwe Beach Lodge you’ll be sleeping under canvas in a spacious, comfortably outfitted tent giving you the quintessential safari experience. This is an unforgettable experience for safari lovers who want to explore less well known but equally spectacular areas of Tanzania.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: FLY TO KATAVI NATIONAL PARK You’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for the shared chartered flight to Katavi National Park. After lunch at Katuma Bush Lodge we’ll go for an afternoon game drive. Accommodations: Katuma Bush Lodge. Meals: Lunch and dinner.

DAY 2 AND 3: KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

Each morning and afternoon you’ll go on game drives and walking safaris to better appreciate and learn about this untouched area of the western part of Tanzania. Your Tour guide will take you to the best areas of the park when you can see hippo, buffalo, lions, crocodile, elephant, hyena, eland, roan and sable antelope and a huge variety of birds. Accommodations: Katuma Bush Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4: KATAVI – MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you’ll take a short-chartered flight to Mahale Mountains National Park, arriving in under an hour. You’ll be taken to Kungwe Beach Lodge where you can relax at the camp while you wait for a hot lunch. After lunch will go for a guided walk in the wilderness area close to the camp returning to camp as the sun goes down. Accommodations: Kungwe Beach Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 5 – 6: TWO DAYS IN MAHALE NATIONAL PARK

You’ll enjoy two full days of trekking and tracking the Chimpanzees, snorkeling in Lake Tanganyika and enjoying local fish at meal times. The scenery of the Mahale Mountains is stunning and snorkeling in Lake Tanganyika, sometimes called the world’s biggest aquarium is always fun. The chimps are a major attraction in the national park and observing these endangered primates in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience so we’ll spend as much time with the chimpanzees as you like. Accommodations: Kungwe Beach Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

You’ll have breakfast in the camp before transferring to the airstrip for your return-chartered flight to Dar es Salaam and your connection flight back home. It’s been a whirlwind trip packed with amazing experiences and sights so you’ll have a lot to share with friends and family back home.

 

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