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8 DAYS TANZANIA PRIVATE SAFARI - KATAVI, MAHALE AND GOMBE STREAM TOUR
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.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- All meals included
- All mentioned activities
- All park entrances fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari for emergence evacuations
- Overnight stays in Luxury Lodges, Tented Camps OR Budget Camping Area
- Private Jeep 4×4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations and pop-up roof
- Unlimited bottled water
- Unlimited mileage game drive
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
- Immunization documents (yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
- Laundry Services
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
- Visa arrangements
Best 8 Days Tanzania Private Safari
An 8-day Tanzania private safari is a longer guided tour of Tanzania’s national parks and wildlife reserves, typically done in a private vehicle with a knowledgeable guide. The 8 Days Tanzania Private safari usually lasts for eight days and seven nights and can be customized to suit the interests of the guests.
During the safari, guests can expect to go on game drives, where they will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. This includes some of Africa’s most famous species, such as lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest.
The itinerary of an 8-day Tanzania private safari can vary, but usually involves visits to multiple national parks or reserves. The most popular destinations for a Tanzania safari include the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
Other possible destinations include the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and the remote Katavi National Park.
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Depart by Air to Katavi National Park
Transfer to the Airport in time for your shared Schedule flight to Dar, by shared charter plane (two-hours), fly to Katavi National Park.
A Full Day of Walking Safaris & Game Drives in Katavi
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.
Depart for the Mahale Mountains
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.
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.
Depart Kigoma Town for the Gombe
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 that 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.
Game Viewing & Chimpanzee Tracking
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.
Depart Gombe Stream for Kigoma then to Dar es Salaam
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.