Wildest Africa

Track man's closest living relative, chimpanzees, in one of their last remaining strongholds on Earth. Visit the world's longest, second deepest lake, & enjoy 3 full-day game drives in Katavi National Park.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3650 - $3650
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
12 days
Best months:
August - October
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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* Unbelievable pricing for this exploration of some of the wildest, most isolated, and least visited national parks in the world!

* Two game drives in Katavi National Park: "how Earth must have looked in the beginning, before the arrival of humans"!

* On to Lake Tanganyika, the world's longest, second-deepest, and least-polluted fresh water lake!

* The great adventure: a 3-hour boat ride (in good weather!) to Mahale Mountains Nat'l Park!

* Track man's closest living relative, chimpanzees, in one of their last remaining strongholds on Earth!

* And then BACK to Katavi National Park for yet another full-day game drive!

"It is during the dry season (August to October), when the floodwaters retreat, that Katavi truly comes into its own. The Katuma River, reduced to a shallow, muddy trickle, forms the only source of drinking water for miles around, and the flanking floodplains support game concentrations that defy belief. An estimated 4,000 elephants might converge on the area, together with several herds of 1,000-plus buffalo, while an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala and reedbuck provide easy pickings for the numerous lion prides and spotted hyena clans whose territories converge on the floodplains."

Day 1:

• 7:00 – 8:35am: Fly from Dar es Salaam to Iringa (Mon / Tue / Thurs / Sat only)

• Breakfast in Iringa

• Drive from Iringa to Mbeya

• Bed & Breakfast in Mbeya

 

Day 2:

• Drive to Sumbawanga

• Bed & Breakfast: Forestway Country Club

 

Day 3: 

• Drive to Sitalike (~ 3 ½ hours)

• Lunch and Lodging: Riverside Campsite bandas

• Half-day game drive in Katavi National Park! “..how Earth must have looked in the beginning, 

before the arrival of humans..”

 

Day 4: 

• Full-day game drive in Katavi National Park!

• Lodging just outside the park

 

Day 5: 

• Drive from Katavi National Park to Kalema on the shores of Lake Tanganyika: "the world’s 

longest, second deepest, and least-polluted fresh water lake!"

• To Mahale Mountains National Park by boat (~ 3 hours in good weather)

• Lodging: Park Bandas 

 

Day 6: 

• Tracking chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park!: "Lushly vegetated mountains 

echoing with bird and chimpanzee calls cascade down to small coves and the clear waters of 

Lake Tanganyika in Mahale Mountains – Tanzania’s most isolated national park!"

• Lodging: Park bandas

 

Day 7: 

• Tracking chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains Nat’l Park! 

• Lodging: Park bandas

 

Day 8: 

• To Kalema by boat (~ 3 hours in good weather)

• Drive from Kalema to Sitalike 

• Lodging: Riverside Campsite

 

Day 9: 

• Full-day game drive in Katavi National Park! "It is during the dry season (August to October), 

when the floodwaters retreat, that Katavi truly comes into its own. The Katuma River, reduced to 

a shallow, muddy trickle, forms the only source of drinking water for miles around, and the 

flanking floodplains support game concentrations that defy belief! 

An estimated 4,000 elephants might converge on the area, together with several herds of 1,000-

plus buffalo, while an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala and reedbuck provide easy pickings 

for the numerous lion prides and spotted hyena clans whose territories converge on the 

floodplains."

• Lodging just outside the park

 

Day 10: 

• Drive to Sumbawanga (~ 3 ½ hours)

• Lodging: Forestway Country Club

 

Day 11: 

• Drive to Mbeya 

• Lodging in Mbeya

 

Day 12:

• Drive to Iringa

• 2:40 – 4:15pm: Fly to Dar es Salaam

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Forestway Country Club
  • Mahale Mountains Park Bandas

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- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book international flights
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Aug 2012

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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