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Wild Katavi & Mahale Chimp Safari

Katavi National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park
- Contact Us (Minimum 2 Guests)
- 9 Nights
Recommended for:
Honeymoon, Family, Couple, Solo

A Wild Katavi & Mahale Chimp Safari combo offers a diverse and thrilling experience, blending the raw wilderness of Katavi National Park with the unique chimpanzee trekking in Mahale Mountains National Park. 

You might have the chance to interact with local communities near the parks, gaining insights into their cultures and traditions.

Overall, the Wild Katavi & Mahale Chimp Safari combo promises an unforgettable adventure, combining the thrill of traditional wildlife safaris with the unique opportunity to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tanzania's wilderness.


  • Wildlife Safari: Katavi is one of Tanzania's most remote and untouched parks, renowned for its abundant wildlife including large herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, and various antelope species.

  • Predator Sightings: You may encounter predators such as lion, leopard, and spotted hyena.

  • Birdwatching: The park boasts an impressive array of bird species.

  • Chimpanzee Trekking: Mahale is famous for its habituated chimpanzees. Trek through dense forests to observe these primates in their natural habitat, swinging through the trees and interacting with each other.

  • Scenic Beauty: Mahale is situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, offering stunning vistas of the lake and surrounding mountains. Enjoy relaxing on the beach or swimming in the crystal-clear waters.

  • Other Wildlife: While chimpanzees are the star attraction, Mahale is also home to other primates such as red colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys, as well as diverse birdlife.

  • In Mahale, besides chimpanzee trekking, you may have the opportunity for nature walks, boat trips on Lake Tanganyika, or fishing excursions.

You will stay in comfortable lodges or tented camps in both parks, providing an immersive safari experience without sacrificing comfort.

On Arrival:
After you arrive at Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar Airport and cleared the immigration procedures, you will be met by our tour guide who will escort you to a waiting lounge (or arrival hall). If your flight is delayed, you will be transferred to a hotel in Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar; otherwise, you will be transferred to the local terminal to catch your light-chartered flight to Katavi National Park. The flight takes about 90 minutes.


4 Nights Katavi National Park

Private Walking | Boat Safari | Game Drive | Bird Watching | Fishing | Picnic

At around 4,500 square kilometers (or 1737.46 square miles), Katavi is a very large and significant national park. It’s the third largest park in the country, after Ruaha and Serengeti. It also has the highest bio-density of any national park in Africa. Here, you will see zebras, Impala, giraffes, buffalo, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, heartbeats and waterbucks. Lions and hyenas are also very common in this area. You will spot hundreds of hippos during the dry season looking for water in the rivers and waterholes. Crocodiles can also be seen on the banks. Activities: - When you arrive at the Katavi National Park air strip, you will be met by our driver who will transfer you with a private Safari vehicle to your lodge. - You will have a cup of coffee or tea at around 4:00pm and get ready for the evening game drive. - For the next 4 days, you will arrange with our guide and participate in many different private and shared activities like birdwatching, game drives, a walking safari, picnics, and more. - During the rainy season, you can take a drive along the river and lake where you will see different animals. - On the last day, you will take a small chartered flight to Mahale Mountains National park.

Katavi Nation Park Accommodations

4 Nights Mahale Mountains National Park

Private Walking | Chimpanzee tracking | Bird Watching | Boating | Fishing 

Located along the longest freshwater lake in the World, with thick forest covering the mountains, Mahale Mountains National Park was created to protect the chimpanzee family that live in the area. The main attraction to this area is getting very close to the chimpanzee, which is a very unique experience. You will also get an opportunity to see the beautiful Lake Tanganyika, which is home to many birds and over 90 species of fish and other aquatic animals. You will also enjoy the rainforest in the park. Best times to visit: The dry season from May to October is best for the chimps who search for fruits lower down the slopes; it can be hot though. The rainy season from November to March is ideal for colourful photos and incredibly clear views over the lake. Activities: - You will be greeted by our professional driver at the airstrip who will transfer you to your lodge. - On the first day you will enjoy the sun set and swim over Lake Tanganyika, then overnight relax at the lodge/camp. - For the next four days, you will arrange several different activities with our guide. These activities include chimpanzee tracking in the mountains, a boat tour in Lake Tanganyika, fishing in lake Tanganyika and much more. You can also participate in a walking safari on the trails. There you can see red forest duikers, blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, and bush pigs. - On the last day, you will catch the chartered flight to Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar. Then you will meet your driver and they will drop you off at your hotel to the airport.

Mahale Mountains National Park Accommodations


Trip Includes

Meals and Accommodations as per itinerary.
Shared and private game viewing activity on Safari.
All Park Fees.
All Transfers per the itinerary (Private & Shared).
Flying Doctor medical insurance (incl. emergency evacuation)
Our guide will be with you all the time.

Trip Excludes

International Flights & Visa Fees.
Personal Insurance (Medical, Cancellation, and Baggage).
Tips and Gratuities.

Any items of a personal nature.

How to Book For Your Trip?

- Online: Fill up the simple online form and describe your trip.

- By Phone: You can also call us by phone to describe your trip.

- THEN: We will reach out to you within 24 hours.

- FINALLY: Confirm and start parking.

Why Trust TanzAmerica Safaris?

  • We are local in Tanzania - No third party is involved.

  • Offices in Tanzania and USA - Easy to communicate.

  • Our itineraries are custom created to your wishes - No one size fits all package.

  • Small family owned and operated - 100% Focus on our guests.

  • Private Vehicles - You will enjoy the exclusive use of a private vehicle.

  • No hidden fees 

  • 24/7 in-country support

  • Five Star Reviews

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