7 DAYS – WESTERN TANZANIA ADVENTURE: KATAVI & MAHALE

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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.

7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS – WESTERN TANZANIA ADVENTURE: KATAVI & MAHALE

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 Daigle Tours 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.

Katuma Bush Lodge

Katuma Bush Lodge1In the center of Katavi National Park lies Katuma, a charming Bush Lodge that offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga.

Katuma Bush Lodge has been designed to blend in with its surroundings and was fully refurbished in 2011. It retains an African simplicity and is an idyllic base for exploring the spectacular wildlife of remote, wild Katavi National Park.

The brand new dining area consists of a comfortable guest lounge, a spacious dining facility and spectacular viewing and swimming pool deck. You’ll be staying in a spacious and comfortably furnished safari tent on a raised wooden platform with a writing desk, lamps, fine linen and en-suite facilities with step-in showers. The tent’s private balconies have excellent views over the plains.

Kungwe Beach Lodge

Kungwe

Set deep in the heart of the African interior on a stretch of secluded golden beach on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Kungwe Beach Lodge is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a romantic setting.

With the chain of wild, jungle-draped mountains rising high up behind, the lodge is ideally positioned under the tropical shade of the Mahale forest with breathtaking views over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika.

The raised thatched mess, built in the shape of a dhow boat, is where most meals are served and also offers a cozy lounge area, with a small selection of books and board games for lazy afternoons. Guests can enjoy sundowners and share their adventures around a crackling fire whilst the sun slowly slips over the mountains.

The light, airy and spacious tents, scattered along the beach are furnished in traditional safari style and the secluded patio offers wide views extending over the lake. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom with an open-air shower.

Package is inclusive of:

  • Park fees;
  • Meals (3 per day);
  • Accommodation (based on double occupancy);
  • Professional Tanzanian guide;
  • All activities – 2 game drives per day at Katavi and chimpanzee trekking;
  • Boat safari on Lake Tanganyika (2hrs);
  • Snorkeling;
  • Laundry services;
  • Forest or bird walking;
  • Concession fees;
  • Kayaking;
  • One bottle of mineral water per day;
  • Daily safari briefing;
  • All transfers to and from airport;
  • Flights: DAR – KATAVI – MAHALE – DAR.

Package is exclusive of: –

  • Tourist visas;
  • International flights;
  • Insurance;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Tips;
  • All personal items.

Cost: $6,486 per person

BOOKING

To find out more or make a booking please contact us or use our booking form. If you’re dreaming of a Tanzanian safari we’ll make it happen.

Phone: +255 (0) 737 213202
Mobile: +255 (0) 753 024590
Toll-Free: 1-866-228-1485
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 
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