8 Days the Complete Western Circuit


Western Circuit, Tanzania

8 Days the Complete Western Circuit

Tour to Gombe Stream and Mahale National Park are beauty and unique. There are parks without roads where you can walk and experience nature with all your senses. All Game Viewing at the Parks are done on foot. The biggest attraction of these Parks is the highly habituated chimpanzees but there is a large number of Olive Baboons and different species of Monkeys such as Red Colobus, Blue Monkeys etc.

Destination Western Tanzania
Duration 8 Days
Tour Type Game drive
Group Size No size limit
Tour Guides Language: English
Starting Point: Dar -es- salaam - Tanzania
Ending Point: Dar -es- salaam - Tanzania

Day By Day Itineraries


Transfer to the Airport in time for your shared Schedule flight to Dar, by shared charter plane (two-hours), fly to Katavi National Park.

Morning after breakfast, with packed lunch enjoy full day game drive as you explore this remote western wilderness. Katavi is the third largest park in Tanzania but is one of the least visited – you will likely see no other vehicles during your stay,and you can expect huge herds of herbivores and pods of hippos, and a kaleidoscope of birds. Katavi National Park is at its best in the dry season, when the plains fill with thousands of zebra, topi and impala. Hartebeest, giraffe, and Defassa waterbuck are also very common,there’s a large population of resident elephants,and some impressive herds of buffalo.

Take breakfast; then take a shared chartered flight (one-hour) to the Mahale Mountains. Transfer in boat along Lake Tanganyika. Afternoon foot-walking safari in the Mahale Mountains.

Morning after breakfast Chimpanzee tracking in the forest, Chimpanzee tracking is the main attraction at Mahale, and is always given a high priority. Tracking usually begins early in the morning, with the guides usually starting at the area where the Chimpanzees nested the previous night and tracking from there.

After breakfast transfer to the lake side for boarding the boat directed to Gombe Stream National park. With only 53 sq km this is the smallest park in Tanzania, is located about 20 km North of Kigoma and can be reached only by boat. The main attraction is the chimpanzee families Explore Tanzania Hikes & Safaris live protected in the park’s boundaries. Visitors take walks deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Gombe became well known for the conservation project started from Jane Goodall, who first arrived in Gombe in1960. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests, like velvet and colobus monkeys, baboons. On arrival you will be picked and transferred for lunch at your Bandas. Afterwards proceed for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest.

Full day trekking in Gombe for the Chimpanzees. A visit to the forest and then, the feeding station. Proceed to the water falls and visit the Lake. Return to bandas late afternoon. Leisure break.

Morning visit Dr Livingstone Memorial at Ujiji village, which contains some of the last remains of the surroundings of this intrepid explorer’s house. Under two historical mango trees, the memorial’s caretaker tells visitors the tale of Dr Livingstone fascinating and his famous expedition into Africa. In the afternoon transfer to Kigoma Airport in time for your schedule flight back to Dar es Salaam where the tour will be end.

Price includes



Included

    Airport Pickup & drop off

    All National Parks fees

    Unlimited mineral water throughout the trip

    Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing full air condition.

    Professional safari and tour guide / driver

    All game viewing activities specified

    All meals on the safari

Excluded

    Flights

    Gratuities, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the lodges

    Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

    Laundry Services

    Insurance

    Costs of visas

    Items of a personal nature



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