Western Tanzania presents a unique opportunity to escape the tourist crowds and enter the heart of the bush. You can see chimpanzees in their natural habitat at Gombe Stream or Mahale Mountains and trek through breathtaking forests. Katavi is exceptional for hippos and lions. If you wish to see an example of both a luxury trip and a lodge trip have a look at our safari itinerary below:
Day 1: Depart from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma Town: After lunch, leave Dar es Salaam for Kigoma town with Precision Air, late afternoon arrival in Kigoma. Pick-up and transfer to the Hotel and stays for dinner and overnight at Kigoma Hill Top Hotel.
Day 2: Walking Safaris & Game in Katavi: After breakfast, we depart to the Mahale Mountains by boat along Lake Tanganyika. Lunch at the Nkungwe Luxury Tented Camp. Late afternoon for leisure. Dinner, and overnight at Nkungwe Tented Camp.
Day 3: Game & Chimpanzee Tracking: Breakfast then game viewing/chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Return to Nkungwe Camp for lunch. Afternoon for game viewing/chimpanzee tracking, forest walks, or go game viewing by boat. Dinner and overnight at Nkungwe Tented Camp.
Day 4: Game & Chimpanzee Tracking: After Breakfast, then game viewing/Chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Return to Nkungwe Camp for lunch. Afternoon and late afternoon time on the beach at your leisure. Dinner, and overnight at Nkungwe Camp.
Day 5: Depart Mahale to Kigoma Town: After breakfast, we depart for Kigoma by boat. Arrive in Kigoma town in time for lunch. Lunch at Kigoma Hill Top Hotel. Afternoon and late afternoon of leisure. Dinner and overnight at Kigoma Hill Top Hotel.
Day 6: Kigoma Town to Gombe Stream: After breakfast, we depart for the Gombe Stream by boat along Lake Tanganyika. After arrival, proceed with game viewing/Chimpanzee tracking and climb the Kakombe waterfalls. Lunch at the Gombe Luxury Tented Camp. Afternoon/late afternoon of leisure. Lunch at the Gombe Camp.
Day 7: Game & Chimpanzee Tracking: After breakfast, we go for game viewing, bird-watching, Chimpanzee tracking, and climb to Jane’s peak in Gombe Stream National Park. Return for lunch at the Gombe Camp. Afternoon/late afternoon of leisure. Lunch at the Gombe Luxury Tented Camp
Day 8: Gombe Stream to Kigoma – Dar: After breakfast, we return by boat then 4WD to Kigoma town. Lunch at Kigoma Hill Top Hotel. Late afternoon of leisure. Then transfer to the Airport for the 18:00 scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam. Arrive in Dar es Salaam overnight or for your connecting flight back home. End of tour.
Price Includes: 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 & 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)