9 DAYS KATAVI & MAHALE PARKS , Tanzania

Overview

Experience the true romance of safari by visiting these remote parks in northern Tanzania.

Katavi National Park located in the midst of one of Tanzania's biggest and richest wildlife areas. In the dry season, the remaining pools of the Katuma River are crammed with hippos and crocodiles, while herds of elephants and buffalo are drawn to these remaining water sources, offering the visitor amazing wildlife viewing. 

Mahale Mountains National Park so remote that the only practical access to the Camp is by boat. The Park has no roads, only forest tracks and paths made by animals over the years. The sense of seclusion is heightened by the remoteness - flying in over the mountains, you don't see anything for miles and miles, just small villages and fishermen in their dhows.

What is Included

The following is included:

  • Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha
  • One night accommodation at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, on bed & breakfast basis
  • Transfer from Arusha Coffee Lodge to Arusha airport
  • Flight from Arusha to Katavi National Park, Thursday departure only, on shared basis
  • Transfer from Katavi Park airstrip to Chada Camp
  • 4 nights accommodation at Chada Camp, on fullboard basis and inclusive of activities on a shared basis, game drives, walking safaris, airstrip transfers, all drinks except champagne & premium wines, laundry, camping fees
  • Katavi Park entrance fees
  • Air transfer from Katavi Park to Mahali Mountains National Park
  • Transfer by dhow, from Mahale airstrip to Greystoke
  • 3 nights accommodation at Greystoke Camp, on full board basis and inclusive of chimpanzee tracking, boat trips, deep water swims, forest walks, village visits, airstrip transfers, laundry, all drinks except champagne and premium wines, camping fees
  • Mahale Mountains Park entrance fees
  • Transfer, by dhow, from Greystoke to Mahale airstrip
  • Flight Mahale to Arusha, Thursday departure only, and onward to Kilimanjaro airport (evening flights only)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival into Kilimanjaro airport where you will be met and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge for overnight on bed & breakfast basis. 

Day 2: Early transfer to Arusha airport for your flight departing at 0800 hours. After a fueling stop in Tabora, you will arrive Katavi airstrip around noon. Met on arrival and drive a short distance to Camp. Lunch and afternoon activities offered by the Camp. Dinner and overnight at Chada Camp.

Day 3,4,5: Three full days at Katavi, enjoying the facilities of the Camp. The days will be filled with game walks done in the company of guides and armed scouts, and observing the wildlife around the pools of the Katuma River. Optional flycamping is available at extra cost, but has to be booked in advance. Full board and 3 overnights at Chada Camp.

Day 6: Transfer by air to the Mahale Mountains National Park, and transfer by dhow to the Camp, with drinks and light snacks being served on board. Arrive at Camp in the evening hours and dinner and overnight at Greystoke Camp.

Day 7,8: 2 full days here, trekking for chimpanzees every morning. You can also swim in the ice cold pools of the mountain waterfalls, paddle your kayak out to the lake to watch a spectacular sunrise, hike in the forest, enjoy fishing and sundowners on the old wooden dhow, or simply relax and soak in the peace. Full board and 2 overnights at Greystoke Camp.

Day 9: Return flight to Arusha, and onto Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight (evening departures only)

 

9 DAYS KATAVI & MAHALE PARKS, TANZANIA

At A Glance

Day 1:         Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2,3,4,5: Chada Camp, Katavi National Park

Day 6,7,8:    Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park

Ideal For

This safari is ideal for individuals who are

  • True safari enthusiasts
  • Passionate about safari and wildlife
  • Comfortable with being in the wild
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