Itinerary Summary

This is the  African adventure that starts among Tanzania’s most famous wildlife reserves before taking you to remote under-explored national parks of the southern circuit. Embark on wildlife drives in Katavi National Park and, meet one of the researchers at the Mahale Experience some of the best wildlife viewing in the world amid the landscapes of Tanzania.

Is This Tour For Me

Travel Style: Tanzania National Geographic Safaris

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Standard

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 6, Avg 5.

Age Requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1 Transfer to  Katavi National Park

Our Safari will start from Arusha or Dar, by shared charter plane which will take almost two hours or more to reach to Katavi National Park. In the afternoon you will have game drive and late afternoon/evening walking safari. Dinner and overnight at the selected Hotel or Bush Lodge.

Day 2: Walking Safaris and  Game Drives in Katavi

After breakfast, Morning walking safari to explore the Katavi floodplain. Late morning break for picnic brunch. Afternoon game drive to Katavi’s inner side. Dinner and overnight at chosen accommodation or Bush Lodge.

Day 3:  Game Drives in Katavi Full Day

After breakfast, spend another day exploring the Katavi floodplain.
Late morning break for picnic brunch.
Afternoon game drives to Katavi’s inner side. Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge near Katavi.

Day 4:Walking Mahale Mountains

After breakfast; take shared chartered flight about one-hour to the Mahale Mountains. Transfer in boat along Lake Tanganyika.
Lunch at Kungwe Beach Lodge
Afternoon foot-walking safari in the Mahale Mountains.  Dinner and overnight at Beach Lodge

Day 5 – 6: Safari in Mahale Mountains

Spend two-full days of bird-watching and chimpanzee tracking in Mahale Mountains.
Picnic lunches in the mountain forest
Afternoon walking safaris in the mountains followed by late afternoon leisure time along the beach on Lake Tanganyika. Dinner and overnight at Hotel or  Beach Lodge.

Day 7 – Depart by Air to Arusha or Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, pick-up by boat and 4WD back to the airstrip for shared chartered flight to Arusha or Dar

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