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chimpanzee luxury safari tanzania itinerary

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chimpanzee luxury safari tanzania itinerary

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Embark on a luxurious adventure deep into the heart of Tanzania’s remote wilderness with this 9-night itinerary to Mahale and Katavi. Get ready for the ultimate off-the-beaten-path experience with luxurious lodges, incredible wildlife sightings, and stunning natural landscapes.

Day 1: Departure Begin your journey with an overnight flight to Tanzania.

Day 2: Arrival in Tanzania Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative who will assist you with your connecting flight to Mahale. After a scenic 5-hour light aircraft flight, you will arrive at Mahale Airstrip, where you will be met by a guide and transferred to Greystoke Mahale. This luxurious lodge is located on a white sandy beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika and is nestled at the base of the lush Mahale Mountains National Park.

Days 3-5: Greystoke Mahale Spend the next three nights at Greystoke Mahale, where you will have the unique opportunity to trek through the Mahale Mountains in search of chimpanzees. The lodge’s expert guides will lead you on a hike to the chimpanzees’ natural habitat, where you can observe these magnificent primates in their natural environment. The lodge also offers kayaking, swimming, and fishing in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tanganyika.

Day 6: Transfer to Katavi After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Mahale Airstrip for your flight to Katavi National Park. Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide and transferred to Chada Katavi, a luxurious tented camp situated on the banks of the Katuma River.

Days 7-9: Chada Katavi Spend the next three nights at Chada Katavi, where you will have the opportunity to witness some of the most incredible wildlife sightings in Africa. The camp offers a variety of game drives and guided walks with expert guides, where you can witness the massive herds of buffalo and large prides of lion that call Katavi home. The camp also offers cultural visits to local villages and birdwatching excursions.

Day 10: Departure After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Katavi Airstrip for your flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will connect with your international flight back home.

Greystoke Mahale: Located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and nestled at the base of the Mahale Mountains, Greystoke Mahale is a luxurious lodge that offers an unparalleled experience of chimpanzee trekking in their natural habitat. The lodge features six spacious and stylishly designed bandas, each with en-suite bathrooms and private decks overlooking the lake.

Chada Katavi: Chada Katavi is a luxurious tented camp located in the heart of Katavi National Park. The camp offers a true wilderness experience, with just six spacious tents that are elegantly furnished with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. The camp’s central area features a cozy lounge and dining area, and an inviting swimming pool that overlooks the Katuma River. The camp offers exceptional game viewing opportunities, including sightings of buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, and many other species.