Explore two fantastic and contrasting national parks in the remote reaches of Western Tanzania and trek chimps in the forests of Mahale.
This itinerary is designed to take you to the seldom visited Katavi, with its rich plains game and predators, and Mahale, possibly the best place in Africa to see chimps in the wild. There’s also ample time to relax on the idyllic shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Depart the UK
Arrive Arusha, 1-night
Fly to Katavi National Park, 3-nights Katavi Chada, plus 1 night fly camping; vehicle and walking safaris
After an early breakfast, transfer to Arusha airport for a charter flight to Katavi, where you'll be met and driven to your camp. Accommodation: Katavi Chada Camp, 3 nights
As well as your 3 nights at Chada camp, you can also spend a night out in a lightweight bushcamp, sleeping in a bedroll slung under borassus palms, or retreat to the relative civilization of the main camp, with canvas tents, colonial-style furniture and long, lazy dinners.
Fly to Mahale, 3-nights Greystoke Mahale; two morning chimp treks in Mahale forest, other activities on Lake Tanganyika.
Transfer to the airstrip and take a charter flight to Mahale, then transfer by boat to Greystoke.
Fly to Arusha and depart