This 5 day fly-in safari offers the opportunity to track the
chimpanzees in the beautiful Mahale Mountains National Park.
Romantic dhow trips on Lake Tanganyika. Excellent game viewing
opportunities in the grass plains of the renowned Katavi National
Park and watching crocodiles and hippo surface in the seasonal Lake
Day 1: Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will
be met and transferred to the beautiful Arusha Coffee Lodge.
This attractive little town is situated beneath the towering
peaks of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro. Arusha, renowned as the safari
capital of Tanzania, offers a plethora of attractions and
adventures. The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and
markets to browse, and is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing
days before embarking on a safari or attempting to scale Kili.
Not-to-be-missed is the Arusha National Park (in Ngurdoto Crater),
the National Natural History Museum, the Laetoli Footprints (set in
volcanic ash, dating back 3 500 000 years) and the beautiful coffee
plantations, which dot the landscape.
Spend 1 at Arusha Coffee Lodge including accommodation in a
standard chalet and breakfast.
Day 2-4: Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
After breakfast you will be driven back to Arusha Airport where
you will board your shared charter flight either the Mahale or Ikuu
airstrip, depending on your choice of Greystoke Mahale lodge, in
the Mahale Mountains National Park, or Chada Camp in the Katavi
National Park. Shared charters depart at 08h00 on a Monday and
Set among the forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains, the
Mahale Mountains National Park was originally created to protect
thousands of chimpanzees. It is renowned for its fantastic sunsets
over Lake Tanganyika, which makes it an essential stop for keen
photographers and safari enthusiasts. The habitat combines
rainforest, grasslands, alpine bamboo and woodland. Some 50 species
of animals have been recorded in the Park, predominant among these
being representatives from various monkey and ape families, and
over 90 unique species of fish swim in the clear waters of the
Spend 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale. Accommodation is in an
opened -fronted thatched banda with an open-air bathroom. Your stay
includes three meals daily, camping fees, all drinks (except
champagne), laundry and activities. Adventures include chimpanzee
tracking (guests need to obtain chimp permits at an approximate fee
of US$150 per person) boat cruises and kayaking, snorkelling and
Visit the wilderness of Katavi National Park, located in the
western area of Tanzania, which is one of third-largest and most
untouched areas of the entire country. Katavi's dramatic scenery is
as varied as it is pristine. Flood plains of thick reeds and dense
waterways are home to a huge population of hippo and varied
birdlife. In the woodlands to the west, forest canopies shroud
herds of buffalo and elephant. Seasonal lakes fill with dirt
coloured water after the rains and animals from all corners of the
park descend on them to drink. The park is also home to the rare
roan and sable antelope species, and is a must-see for the visitor
intent on exploring the wilds of the continent.
Spend 3 nights at Chada Camp. Accommodation is in a beautiful
tent with an ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes three meals
daily, all local brand drinks (excluding champagne), all scheduled
safari activities and laundry. Adventures include game drives in
open 4x4 safari vehicles, interpretive walking safaris with an
armed guide and fly camping.