Itinerary Highlights

  • Katavi, One Of Africa's Least Visited National Parks
  • Huge Herds Roaming The Plains Of Katavi
  • Large Pods Of Hippos
  • Big Five Game Viewing
  • Chimpanzee Trekking In The Mahale Mountains
  • Snorkel In The Crystal Clear Lake Tanganyika

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
10 nights from £7,540 - £10,065 per person

Helen Kennedy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

One of the most beautiful places in Africa, and one of the hardest to reach, it's no exaggeration to say it doesn't come better than this! Our wildlife safari goes to the vast wilderness of Katavi National Park, where lions probably out number people, and to the remote Mahale Mountains, home to wild chimpanzees. Chada Katavi Camp is one of the best in Tanzania and Greystoke Mahale's setting beside the gin-clear waters of Lake Tanganyika is irresistible.


Depart from the UK on overnight flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania via Nairobi.
On arrival mid morning, you will be met and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge which has lovely views of Mount Meru for a 1 night stay, with breakfast and dinner included. This is the perfect haven to relax after your travels and ready your self for the adventure ahead.
Set off after an early breakfast for the morning light aircraft flight to Tanzania's south-western Katavi National Park for a 4 night stay in one of only six classic safari tents at Chada Katavi Camp, perfectly positioned for panoramic views over the Chada plain. Enjoy three full days on safari in the remote wilderness of Katavi National Park where hippos pack the rivers, huge herds of Cape buffalo and elephant graze the floodplains and predators - lion, leopard and hyena â stalk their prey. Guests have the option of an overnight fly-camping expedition deep into Katavi's untamed bush (small additional charge). Bedrolls under mosquito nets, piping hot water from bucket showers and fabulous bush tukka under the stars ensure you have the essential creature comforts!
A short morning flight takes you to Mahale, set on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. From here you continue your journey by dhow boat to Greystoke Mahale Lodge. As you sail along the calm clear waters of the lake the coastline and villages slip by, becoming increasingly remote until you see the verdant Mahale Mountains in the distance, towering above the lodge - a truly breathtaking sight! Stay 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale in one of the beach bandas, set on a crescent beach at the foot of these spectacular, forested mountains Mahale is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The montane rainforest contains one of Africa's last populations of wild chimpanzees, a variety of other primates and myriad forest birds. Seventy chimps live in the mountains close to camp, and have become habituated to human presence over two decades of contact. The guides have developed intimate knowledge of individual animals and their life stories. There may also be opportunities to observe leopard, bushbuck, bushpig, and a multitude of birds and butterflies. Days at Greystoke Mahale are spent tracking chimps in the forest, swimming and snorkelling in Lake Tanganyika - home to over 250 species of tropical fish - or sailing in the 40ft dhow.
Depart after breakfast on a boat transfer to the jetty at Mahale Airstrip where you board the scheduled light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro. Check in for the late afternoon return overnight flight to the UK via Nairobi, arriving early morning.

Helen Kennedy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

10 nights from £7,540 - £10,065 per person
Itinerary Dates

1st Jan 2022 -
31st May 2022
1st Jun 2022 -
31st Oct 2022
1st Nov 2022 -
31st Dec 2022

Helen Kennedy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
• International flights from the UK • Regional flights • Flying Doctor Evacuation Cover • Accommodation with meals as specific • Internal light aircraft transfers as specified • Park fees • Game activities (game drive and walking safaris) • One chimp trek per person per full day • Forest walks • Snorkelling, boating and kayaking

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
• Visa fee • Additional entrance fees • Gratuities to the driver guide • Comprehensive travel insurance • Drinks • Laundry • Purchases of personal nature • Telephone calls • Additional activities

Pricing Notes

• Luggage restriction of 15 kilograms per person (including hand luggage) in soft bags only

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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