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Summary

Short description

A once-in-a-lifetime safari to the remote Katavi National Park

In Brief

  • 1 Night Arusha
  • 3 Nights Katavi National Park Permit Office
  • 4 Nights Lake Tanganyika

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Safari | Wildlife

You'll spend four nights in a tented camp and marvel at the game-rich Katavi National Park, followed by 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale, which sits on the beach on Lake Tanganyika with the Mahale Mountains in the background. This magical region is home to one of the largest groups of chimpanzees in Africa. Spend your days enjoying safari game drives, guided bush walks, dhow cruises, scenic sundowners and much more. This really is a safari of a lifetime.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer for your flight by light aircraft to Western Tanzania and Chada Katavi camp where you'll be welcomed with a cold drink and shown to your tented accommodation.

Stay: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Meals: B D

Day 2
Katavi National Park

Transfer by light aircraft from Arusha to to Katavi in remote Western Tanzania. On arrival, transfer to Chada Katavi lodge where your safari begins.

Stay: Chada Katavi 

Meals: B L D

Days 3-4
Chada Katavi

Spend a magical few days at this remote tented camp. The six spacious tents are raised off the ground and open at the front allowing fresh air to flow in and amazing views of passing animals. Rise early each morning to the sounds of the bush and embark on a walk with your ranger into the bush to come up close to elephants and thousands of other animals that come down to the river to drink. Trade stories over drinks in the evening around the camp fire under the stars.

Stay: Chada Katavi 

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Lake Tanganyika

This morning after breakfast, head to the airstrip for your short flight to Greystoke Mahale to continue your adventure in Western Tanzania. The anticipation of your arrival at the lodge is built by the arrival by dhow across the lake and the scene of the lodge nestled on the beach in the shadow of the Malahe Mountains.

Stay: Greystoke Mahale 

Meals: B L D

Days 6-8
Greystoke Mahale, Lake Tanganyika

Greystoke Mahale is a magical place, and one of the most unique camps in Africa. In the Mahale Mountains behind the lodge, live one of the largest groups of chimpanzees in Africa. Enjoy a daily, professionally guided trek to see the chimps; sit and observe these fascinating creatures and marvel as they go about their daily business. Other activities at the lodge include hiking the mountain trails and cooling off in waterfalls along the way. Kayaking, snorkelling and fishing can all be done on the lake, and the perfect end to a day at Greystoke Mahale is enjoying a sundowner on the dhow.

Stay: Greystoke Mahale 

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Departure

Fly by light aircraft back to Kilimanjaro for your return flight to the UK. Or why let your consultant extend your stay with a Zanzibar beach break.

Blog: Best African Safari Experiences

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

9-day tailor-made journey from £6,790 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £6,790 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £10,170 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Johannesburg
  • Shared charter flights between Arusha, Katavi, Mahale and Kilimanjaro
  • Shared transfers
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) lodge on a half-board basis
  • 7 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) lodges on a full-board basis including house drinks
  • Shared daily safari activities
  • Boat trips and forest walks
  • Shared full day chimpanzee tracking excursion
  • All national park and concession fees

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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