Unrivalled remoteness of Katavi national Park
Spectacular scenery of the Mahale Mountains
Day 1,2,3 & 4 Chada Katavi
Day 5,6 & 7 Greystoke Mahale
Day 8 Depart
Morning transfer to Arusha airstrip for your shared charter to Katavi National Park where you will stay for 4 nights.
Katavi National park is the Tanzania’s third largest park,it lies in the remote South West of the country. With just few hundred visitors a year it is one of the most unspoiled wilderness area in Africa. You will find high quality game viewing with impressive herds of buffalo , huge concentration of hippo, abundance of elephant, giraffe, zebra, impala. Predators are plentiful, especially lion and leopard. With over 400 species of birds identified particularly around the Lakes it is a paradise for bird watching.
Chada Katavi is stylish and wonderfully comfortable, but we share all the resources here with Katavi’s animals and so we’ve ensured that our footprint remains light. There are just six tents, raised up on wooden platforms on the edge of the Chada Plain. They have wide-open fronts and lots of shade net windows to let in the passing breeze.
After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Mahale where you will stay for 3 nights.
Welcome at the airstrip, right on the edge of the Lake and as there are no roads here so we head to camp by boat. After 1 ½ hours drifting down the coastline we reach camp, Greystoke Mahale, one the greatest safari camps in Africa. Lunch at the camp.
On a far-flung beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika , below a huge story-book tropical forest, lies the tiny sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale. The water is as clear as gin, the air scented and the living is very easy indeed. The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, with approximately 1000 individuals inhabiting the national park. Each day you can venture out into the forest, to observe and commune with these, our closest relatives, as they groom , wrestle and forage across the leafy floor.
Greystoke Mahale 6 open-fronted bandas made from dhow wood, on the forest edge, overlooking a pristine beach and the crystal waters of Lake Tanganyika. You’ll have three days at Greystoke Mahale where you’ll be able to trek once a day and then have the rest of the time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, photograph the birdlife and other habitants and once you’ve got enough shots for the day why not head down onto the beach with a G&T in hand and enjoy the amazing views across Lake Tanganika.
After breakfast, boat transfer to Mahale airstrip.
Nomad Shared charter to Arusha.
Departs: Flights operate on Monday/Thursday only from Arusha
Accommodation, three meals a day, drinks (except champagne and premium wines), shared scheduled activities, laundry, transfers to nearest airstrip, local flights, park fees.
June : US$ 6,400 per person
July to October : US$ 8,900 per person
01 to 15 Nov: US$ 6,400 per person