Rating in Tanzania
$ 7680

Chimpanzee Trail

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 7680
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Katavi National Park
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 7680
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  • Descriptions
  • Inclusions
  • Pricing Information & Dates
  • Itinerary

Descriptions

Time spent in the company of the Mahale chimps is unlike game viewing anywhere else. The steady climb through the quiet of the forest to find them leaves time for the mind to wander and idly contemplate the streams, waterfalls and massive forest trees. But there’s a persistent frisson of suspense, hightened by occasional chimp calls echoing through the tree tops ahead…are they getting closer? Occasionally the canopy parts and Lake Tanganyika, turquoise, cool and alluring, is visible several thousand feet below, its waters receding towards the distant shores of the Congo. And then – often quite suddenly – the…

Time spent in the company of the Mahale chimps is unlike game viewing anywhere else. The steady climb through the quiet of the forest to find them leaves time for the mind to wander and idly contemplate the streams, waterfalls and massive forest trees. But there’s a persistent frisson of suspense, hightened by occasional chimp calls echoing through the tree tops ahead…are they getting closer?
Occasionally the canopy parts and Lake Tanganyika, turquoise, cool and alluring, is visible several thousand feet below, its waters receding towards the distant shores of the Congo.
And then – often quite suddenly – the chimps are there, among you.  These are habituated animals, entirely oblivious to the presence of humans.  They feed, play and fight sometimes within a few feet of the assembled people.
The individual characters of these animals are well known by the guides, their relationships, feuds and politics well documented. This is as much about soap opera as it is game viewing.

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Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4x4 Vehicle with pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography (Shared basis).
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • AMREF Flyind doctors. Covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are born by the patient
  • Flights: Arusha-Katavi, Katavi-Mahale and Mahale-Arusha
  • Mahale: Boat Transfers, Snorkeling & Kayaking, 1 Boat Safari per Stay, Chimpanzee Trekking
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • All meet and greet services
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 5 or 7 pax guaranteed window seat in each vehicle
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kits, wildlife books, cool box and fire extinguisher
  • Laundry services

Excluded

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s)
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Any local or international flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes
  • Any new fees introduce by parks without our knowledge
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary
  • Visa fees (currently US$ 50.00 per passport holder). Visas are available on arrival at all Entry point/s

Pricing Information & Dates

Itinerary DatesFrom Price
01 Oct 2017to31 Dec 2018$7680.00

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Katavi National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight (Shared charter) at 07:30 hrs to Katavi. Flying time to Katavi from Arusha is approximately 4 hours.

On arrival met by Camp representative and transferred to your camp in time for lunch.

In the  afternoon, you will enjoy your first game drive of the Katavi National Park.

Overnight: Katuma Katavi Bush Lodge (L, D)


Day 2
Katavi National Park

Home to the largest herds of buffalo on the planet, Katavi National Park is a relatively untouched wilderness paradise, situated in the western area of Tanzania. The park boasts a wonderful array of habitats, which range from flood plains of thick reeds and dense waterways that teem with hippo and crocodile to woodlands, open grasslands, forests and pristine seasonal lakes

Overnight: Katuma Katavi Bush Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 3
Katavi National Park

Visitors to the area can seek out the legendary tamarind tree, which is said to house the spirit of a great huntsman named Katabi. Here, they can place an offering at the base of the tree in memory of this exceptional hunter.

Game viewing is prolific as a there is plenty of antelope, elephant, and predators such as lion, leopards and hyena. Over 400 different bird species, including an abundance of waterfowl, inhabit the park.

Overnight: Katuma Katavi Bush Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 4
Katavi to Mahale National Park

After breakfast, You are transferred to airstrip for your flight to Mahale which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. On arrival at the airstrip, you are met by Camp manager and you will proceed to camp with a boat drive accompanied by the Camp manager.

On arrival, you enjoy your lunch and after lunch you have the opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the unique atmosphere of your surroundings

Overnight: Kungwe Beach Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 5
Mahale National park

You have 3 full days of activities in the Mahale National Park. Activities include trekking of the mountain to enjoy viewing of Chimpanzees, Exploring the area, swimming and snorkeling in the Lake Tanganyika etc.

All activities to be confirmed on arrival at the camp with the camp manager.

Overnight: Kungwe Beach Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 6
Mahale National park

Located in the far west of the country on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and home to the best chimpanzee viewing in Africa, Mahale would stake its claim as one of the most exceptional and unique safari destinations on the continent.

Overnight: Kungwe Beach Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 7
Mahale National park

The main attraction of Mahale is visiting the chimpanzees, but Mahale offers so much more as well.  It is a truly beautiful and incredibly remote location. Just being here and taking a stroll on the shoreline of Tanganyika is spectacular.  You can kayak or fish out on the lake, spend hours walking through the forest spotting other smaller primates and plenty of birds, or climb through narrow tracks to discover hidden waterfalls

Overnight: Kungwe Beach Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 8
Mahale National Park to Arusha

After breakfast, you are transferred to airstrip via a boat drive for your flight back to Arusha.

Transfer to your Hotel or Airport

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Safarihub
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