Chimpanzee Wilderness Safari

safari taking in 2 dramatic parks that rise up from the shores of Lake Tanganyika and home to Chimpanzees – Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Streams National Park. This is an excellent safari to experience and learn about these amazing primates as it includes Chimpanzee tracking through the forest.

 

The safari also includes a visit to the oldest town in Western Tanzania, once home to Dr David Livingstone.Accommodation is at Kungwe beach Lodge, Kigoma Hilltop Hotel and Gombe Forest Lodge.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha / Mahale Mountains National Park

Depart Arusha on a shared Charter from Arusha to Mahale (Zantas Air departing at 8:00am and arriving at approx 13:00pm). Met at the airstrip and transfer to the lodge by boat. In the afternoon take short Chimpanzee track in the pristine forest. Dinner and enjoy the bonfire on the beach. Overnight Kungwe Beach Lodge.

 

Day 2 Mahale Mountains National Park

Breakfast and then leave at 08.00 am for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, relax at the lodge, walk along the beach or take a bird watching boat safari. Overnight Kungwe Beach Lodge

 

Day 3 Mahale Mountains National Park

Breakfast and then leave at 08.00 am for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, relax at the lodge, walk along the beach or go out fishing in Lake Tanganyika. Dinner and bonfire at the lodge. Overnight Kungwe Beach lodge

Day 4 Mahale Mountains National Park / Gombe Streams National Park

Early breakfast and then at 07.00 transfer by boat to Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. Lunch at the Hotel and then transfer by boat to Gombe Streams National Park, made famous by the primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. Dinner and Overnight Gombe Forest Lodge.

Day 5 Gombe Streams National Park

07.00am Breakfast at the lodge and then start Chimpanzee Tracking in the forest. Enjoy a trek to Kakombe Water Falls if time allows. Overnight Gombe Forest Lodge.

Day 6 Gombe Streams National Park

07.00am Breakfast at the lodge and then start Chimpanzee Tracking in the forest. Climb to Jane’s Peak, time allowing. Overnight Gombe Forest Lodge.

Day 7 Gombe Streams National Park

06.00 Breakfast at the lodge and then at 07.00 transfer to the Lake for boat departure to Kigoma. Lunch at the Kigoma Hilltop Hotel followed by tour of Kigoma and Ujiji Towns. Ujiji is the oldest town in Western Tanzania and the place where Burton and Speke first reached the shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1858. It is also the site of the famous meeting on November 10, 1871 when Stanley found Dr. David Livingstone, with the words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”. (Zantas Air departing at 8:00am and arriving at approx 13:00pm).

 

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