- Tour Plan
- Airport pick up
- All accommodations as per itinerary
- All administrative fees, park entrance
- All game drives as mentioned
- All meals while on Safaris
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
- All Taxes and VAT.
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- Flight Doctor Insurance covers.
- National Park gate fees
- Staff Salary
- Tax 18% per person, per entrance
- Transport in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof
- Unlimited drinking water on a daily basis
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Local airfares and departure taxes
- Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
- Personal items and toiletries
- Travel insurance
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
Depart by Air to Katavi National Park
Transfer to the Airport in time for your shared Schedule flight to Dar, by shared charter plane (two-hours), fly to Katavi National Park.
A Full Day of Walking Safaris & Game Drives in Katavi
Experience the dazzling exclusivity of Katavi National Park, the third-largest park in Tanzania yet charmingly under-explored. Embark on an exhilarating full-day game drive post breakfast, with a packed lunch, discovering the untamed secrets of this western wilderness. Revel in the unrivalled privacy as it's likely you won't cross paths with other vehicles during your stay. Get ready to witness astonishing scenes of massive herds of herbivores, cheeky pods of hippos, and a vibrant display of birds. Immerse yourself in the lively ambience of the dry season when Katavi's plains overflow with mesmerizing sights of zebras, topis, and impalas. But that's not all! You'll also be greeted by the beautiful hartebeest, towering giraffes, and regal Defassa waterbuck aplenty. The park also boasts a robust population of resident elephants and awe-inspiring herds of buffalo. This is more than just a safari, it's the wilderness experience of a lifetime.
Depart for the Mahale Mountains
Start your adventure-packed day with a hearty breakfast, then jump onboard a one-hour chartered flight that you'll be sharing with fellow adventurers. You're heading to the impressive Mahale Mountains. Once there, your journey continues with a captivating boat transfer along the breathtaking waters of Lake Tanganyika. Trust us, it's a view that you certainly don't want to miss! And that's not all! Lace up your walking boots as the afternoon holds an unforgettable foot-walking safari through the lush terrain of the Mahale Mountains. The sheer beauty of this place will leave you speechless. Don't hold back, dive into this unique adventure!
The Mahale Mountains
Uncover the Fascination of Chimpanzee Tracking at Mahale
Engage yourself in an enchanting morning after breakfast with Chimpanzee tracking in the incredible expanses of the Mahale forest. Witness the primary allure of Mahale, the thrilling Chimpanzee tracking activity that has consistently received top ratings from visitors. Your exciting adventure will typically commence early in the morning. Our expert guides lead the way starting from the location where the Chimpanzees nestled the night before, and embarking on an unforgettable tracking journey from there. This exhilarating expedition provides an unrivalled opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. This unique Mahale experience is undeniably one not to be missed!
Depart Kigoma Town for the Gombe
Transfer to the enchanting side of the lake post breakfast and board a boat headed for the famous Gombe Stream National Park. Covering a petite 53 square kilometres, this wondrous oasis is the smallest park in Tanzania. This haven is located just 20 km north of Kigoma and is accessible only by boat. The main highlight of this park is the captivating community of chimpanzees that have made this sanctuary their protected home. Have the breathtaking experience of exploring deep into the lush forest to observe and sit alongside these impressive primates for an entire morning. Gombe is globally acknowledged for its conservation project initiated by Jane Goodall, who arrived here for the first time in 1960. But wait, there's more beyond chimpanzee viewing. Gombe Stream's lush tropical forests are home to a whole host of other primate species such as velvet and colobus monkeys and baboons. On your arrival, you'll be greeted and whisked away for a delightful lunch at your Bandas. Recharge and then get ready for an exhilarating afternoon of Chimpanzee tracking in the dense forest.
Come, and experience the captivating wilderness of Gombe.
Game Viewing & Chimpanzee Tracking
Immerse yourself in a splendid all-day trek through the enchanting Gombe forest, home to Chimpanzees. Engage with these fascinating creatures during their meal times at the feeding station, a truly heartwarming experience. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the local waterfalls, a sight that promises to leave you in awe. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the tranquil lake that lies within this natural paradise. End your evening on a peaceful note as you return to the charming bandas in the late afternoon. Reward yourself with a well-deserved rest and toast to an unforgettable day of exploration and adventure.
In the midst of nature, allow yourself some time to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the leisure break. You truly deserve this exhilarating journey. Don't wait, book your escape now!
Highlights of the Day:
- Gombe Trek: Trek through the captivating forest and get up close and personal with Chimpanzees.
- Feeding Station: Participate in the feeding activities and witness their daily life.
- Waterfalls Visit: Discover the awe-inspiring local waterfalls.
- Lake Visit: Unwind at the scenic lakeside.
- Tranquil Evening: Return to your cozy bandas for a relaxing evening.
- Leisure Break: Enjoy a leisurely free time amidst the beauty of nature.
Depart Gombe Stream for Kigoma then to Dar es Salaam
Begin Your Day with History at Dr. Livingstone Memorial
Embrace the echoes of the past at Ujiji village where the iconic Dr. Livingstone Memorial stands as a testament to the explorer's intrepid adventures. This site preserves the remnants of Dr. Livingstone's former residence, creating a tangible thread to history unlike any other.
Uncover a Tale under Two Mango Trees
Be prepared to hear the captivating story under the historical, shade providing mango trees at the memorial. The caretaker, a story weaver, will unravel the chronicles of Dr. Livingstone's enthralling expeditions into the heart of Africa.
Bid Farewell to Ujiji in Afternoon
In the afternoon, seamlessly transition from this timeless site in Ujiji to Kigoma Airport. We will make sure your departure aligns perfectly with your scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam.
Return to Dar es Salaam
As you touch down in Dar es Salaam, your riveting tour will come to a picturesque close, leaving you filled with captivating stories, timeless experiences, and the spirit of African exploration. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in rich history and enduring memoirs.
Heading Home? Prepare to Leave with Ease!
Depending on your departure schedule, be ready to embark on your journey back home at any given time. Keep in mind that you'll need to spare about one to two hours beforehand for check-in and reporting.
Our dedicated guide will conveniently collect you from your current lodging and transport you straight to Julius International Airport. There, you will catch your flight and return to the comfort of your home. This marks the end of your immersive tour with us.
Safe travels and till we meet again.