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7 Days Safari to Katavi, Mahale and Gombe

7 Days Safari to Katavi, Mahale and Gombe

7 Days Safari to Katavi, Mahale and Gombe

All our 7-day Africa wildlife safaris and tours, specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific Africa safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.

This unforgettable Africa safari packages will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions. This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. Finally, your safari will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, which once again features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.

The travel itinerary below, is a suggested or sample safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian safaris, we have offered you a variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you – the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information.

What you will see
Rhino
45%
Lion
25%
Giraffe
65%
zebra
45%
warthog
68%
elephant
70%
buffalo
35%
leopard
75%
wildebeest
35%
1

Depart by Air from Dar es Salaam to Katavi National Park

Transfer to the Airport in time for your flight from Dar, by shared charter plane (two-hours), fly to Katavi National Park.

2

Full Day of Walking Safaris and Game Drives in Katavi

Have breakfast early in the morning, then afterward you will start a safari with packed lunch enjoy full day game drive as you explore this remote western wilderness. Katavi is the third largest park in Tanzania but is one of the least visited. You can expect to see huge herds of herbivores and pods of hippos, and a kaleidoscope of birds. Katavi National Park is at its best in the dry season, when the plains fill with thousands of zebra, topi and impala. Hartebeest, giraffe, and Defassa waterbuck are also very common, there’s a large population of resident elephants, and some impressive herds of buffalo.

3

Depart from Katavi to the Mahale Mountains

Take breakfast early in the morning then take a shared chartered flight (one-hour) to the Mahale Mountains. Then transfer in boat along Lake Tanganyika. In the afternoon have foot-walking safari in the Mahale Mountains.

4

The Mahale Mountains full day Chimpanzee tracking

Morning after breakfast walk to Mahale Mountain for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest, Chimpanzee tracking is the main attraction at Mahale, and is always given a high priority. Tracking usually begins early in the morning with the escort of safari guides. The tracking usually starts at the area where the Chimpanzees nested the previous night and tracking from there.

5

Depart to Kigoma Town then transfer to Gombe

After breakfast early in the morning, then transfer to the lake side for boarding a boat which will take you to Gombe Stream National park. With only 53 sq km this is the smallest park in Tanzania, is located about 20 km North of Kigoma and can be reached only by boat. The main attraction is the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Visitors take walks deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Gombe became well known for the conservation project started from Jane Goodall, who first arrived in Gombe in1960. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests, like velvet and colobus monkeys, baboons. Break for a while for lunch and afterwards proceed with Chimpanzee tracking in the forest.

6

Full day Game Viewing and Chimpanzee Tracking in Gombe

Have a full day chimpanzee tracking in Gombe. Also have a visit to the forest and then, proceed to the waterfalls and visit the Lake. Have a short break to have lunch in the afternoon and proceed with the late afternoon tour in Gombe Stream National Park.

 

7

Transfer from Gombe Stream to Kigoma then to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast early in the morning visit Dr Livingstone Memorial at Ujiji village, which contain with some of the last remains of the surroundings of this intrepid explorer’s house. Under two historical mango trees, the memorial’s caretaker tells visitors the tale of Dr Livingstone fascinating and his famous expedition into Africa. In the afternoon transfer to Kigoma Airport in time for your schedule flight back to Dar es Salaam where the tour will be end.

 

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Nº of pax Rate per pax
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
6+ pax

Pricing terms

Prices includes

  • Transport from arrival point to Moshi
  • Transport from Moshi to Departure point
  • Accommodation before climb bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation after climb on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 person sharing tent/huts on the mountain
  • All Park fees on Kilimanjaro
  • Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)
  • 3 meals daily on the mountain
  • Sleeping and dining tents (all camping gears)
  • Guide and porters
  • Cooks and waiters
  • First aid kit
  • Service of mountain guide
  • Transportation to the mountain
  • Transportation from the mountain
  • All government taxes
  • Oximeter on the mountain

Prices excludes

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. telephone, laundry etc.
  • Drinks rather than water
  • International flight
  • Tips to mountain Crews
  • Dinner on the first and last days in Moshi hotel
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles etc.
  • French/Spanish/Italian/German speaking guides – they are available
  • Private portable toilet (available for $80) it will need toilet porter for $10 per day
  • And all not listed above

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