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Tanzania is a vast country that is blessed with abundant wildlife. The most notable is the Serengeti,which attracts large crowds, as does the often visited Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park.
However, journey just a little further off the beaten track and discover wildlife all to yourself in the remote western sector of the Katavi National Park, which boasts some of the largest herds of buffalo and hippo pods in Africa. Often a safari to these gleaming grasslands is the reserve of seasoned safari travellers; it should not be so, and we encourage you to consider this unique area befitting a visit from all those seeking an authentic, exclusive safari.
The magic of disconnecting from our frenetic world, walking in the wilds and observing elephants drinking or seeking out shy sable antelopes is communing with nature at its best. Couple this with the thrill and exhilaration of trekking with wild chimpanzees in the forests of the Mahale Mountains National Park and it becomes the trip of a lifetime. Set on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Greystoke Mahale is the remotest national park in Tanzania and is an ideal place to reflect on life, labour and the need to conserve our natural world and wildlife
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Fly from London to Nairobi on an overnight flight. (N)
On arrival in Nairobi connect immediately to your flight to Tanzania. On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge for a 1-night stay. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
After breakfast transfer to Arusha Airport for your shared light aircraft flight to Katavi National Park. Transfer to Chada Katavi Lodge for 4 nights. (B, L, D)
Daily wildlife activities including walking safaris, game drives in open 4WD vehicles, night drives or exhilarating fly camping under the open skies. This remote national park offers vast herds of wildlife without the crowds experienced in the Serengeti. (B, L, D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Mahale. Transfer by boat to Greystoke Mahale, arriving in time for dinner. Spend 3 nights on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. (B, L, D)
Days will be spent hiking in the forest in search of chimpanzees and other wildlife,such as a myriad of primates, bushbucks, bush pigs, leopards and spectacular birdlife. Starlit dinners will be taken on the beach, and sundowners on the dhow. Optional kayaking on the gin-clear waters of the lake. (B, L, D)
After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to Arusha. Touch down for refuelling and picnic lunch. On arrival in Arusha you will be transferred for a 1-night stay at Kiboko Lodge / Kia Lodge (or similar). (B, L)
Early transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back to London, via Nairobi. Evening arrival in London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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WWT2019: 9 Nights