Discover outstanding game in the wild Katavi and chimpanzees in Mahale’s remote forests on the edge of Lake Tanganyika. This safari to Tanzania’s remote west must be one of the best wildlife and wilderness experiences in Africa.
Our safari camps are small and intimate accommodating a maximum 12 guests.
The extreme wilderness conditions and wildlife you’ll encounter in Katavi are a stark contrast with the almost surreal forest encounters in Mahale.
Both destinations share an extreme sense of uninhabited remoteness – Katavi is a 4 hour flight from Arusha. Mahale is a further 1 hour flight and 2 hours by dhow. We’re now 100 km from the nearest road!
|Day 1 - Arusha||You're met on arrival at Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight transfer to Katavi and onward game drive to Chada Katavi Camp.|
|Day 2 - Katavi National Park||You're staying in one of Africa's best wildlife destinations! Dramatic and adventurous. Hippos and crocodiles in the rivers and more mammals than any other reserve in Tanzania... enjoy!|
|Day 3 - Katavi National Park||Your final day at Katavi. A day of game drives and walks with your professional guide and to reflect and feel privileged to be able to explore such a remote and uninhabited area of Africa..|
|Day 4 - Greystoke Mahale||Final game drive transfer to Katavi airstrip for your flight to Mahale. On arrival you'll hop onto a motorised dhow on Lake Tanganyika to camp.|
|Day 5 - Lake Tanganyika||Stay at Greystoke Mahale in one of their comfortable wooden bandas with views across the sandy beach. Stylish rustic interiors made from dhow timber. A true barefoot paradise.|
|Day 6 and 7 - Greystoke Mahale||Activities on a shared basis include: chimp trekking, forest walks, village visits, boat trips and deep water swimming in some of the cleanest waters in the world!|
|Day 8 - Return to Arusha||Boat transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha (only on Monday and Thursday) to connect to your onward destination. We can help with your onward travel arrangements if you wish.|