9-Day Luxury Western Tanzania Safari
9-Day Luxury Western Tanzania Safari
9-Day Luxury Western Tanzania Safari
9 Days in South Africa
From $8245 pp (USD)
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Discover the wild west of Tanzania, featuring some of the most remote camps in Africa and unique chimp trekking experiences in the Mahale Mountains. This Western Tanzania Safari takes you off the beaten track to the western wilderness of Tanzania, where few travellers roam. This suggested itinerary is perfect for those looking to see some of Africa’s most remote and pristine destinations. From exhilarating game drives, to seeing wild chimpanzees - western Tanzania is a place you’ll never forget.
Tour Summary
Ethiopia Congo (DRC) Madagascar Seychelles Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Botswana Kenya Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Lesotho Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
You'll go to Tanzania
You'll visit Arusha, Katavi NP & Mahale Mountains NP
This tour starts and ends in Arusha - Getting there
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented bush camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
12
Minimum age of 12 years
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, chimpanzee trekking, walking safaris (with an armed guide) & boat trip
Game drives: normal 4x4 vehicle
Getting around: boat, normal 4x4 vehicle & air transfer
This operator can book your international flights help
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation Meals
1 Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge in or near Arusha
Dinner Included
2-5 Chada Katavi
Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) inside Katavi NP
All Meals Included
6-8 Greystoke Mahale
Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) inside Mahale Mountains NP
All Meals Included
9 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Next:Day by Day

Arrival

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Arrival in Arusha

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

You’ll fly into Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania, a small and friendly airport with options to obtain your visa on arrival. You will be met by a local representative in the international arrivals hall, then transferred by private vehicle to Arusha Coffee Lodge, your hotel for the night. The drive usually takes around 1.5 hours, and the remainder of your day is free for you to relax or explore at your leisure. Hidden on the outskirts of town, among one of the largest coffee plantations in Tanzania, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a gorgeous retreat. Set on the rolling foothills in the shadow of looming Mount Meru, the aroma of coffee radiates through the lodge, and you’ll enjoy the freshest morning brews. The lodge is homely and comfortable, designed around the original landowner’s home from the early 1900s, and you’ll also find a swimming pool, garden terrace, and miles of lush plantation to explore.
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Fly to Katavi National Park

Day 2 Fly to Katavi National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast before meeting your driver at the lodge, who will transfer you to Arusha City Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight (Arusha City Airport is only five minutes’ drive from Arusha Coffee Lodge). Your flight arrives in Katavi at Ikuu Airstrip and you will be met by a local representative and driven to Chada Katavi Camp, your camp for the next four nights. You’ll stay at Chada Katavi on an all-inclusive basis, included safari activities on a shared basis (game drives & walking safaris), all National Park and conservation fees, full board meals, all drinks (except champagne & fine wines) as well as laundry service. Chada Katavi Camp is a very high specification seasonal tented option in Katavi National Park. The camp itself is extremely comfortable and stylish, with six luxury tented suites, elegantly hosted and expertly guided.
Main Destination: Katavi National Park
Best Time to Visit
August to October
High Season
July to October (Katavi is rarely crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Katavi National Park

Elephant Elephant Common
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Buffalo Buffalo Abundant
Zebra Zebra Common
Hippo Hippo Abundant
Leopard Leopard Occasional
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Accommodation: Chada Katavi
  • Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Katavi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
On safari in Katavi National Park

Day 3-5 On safari in Katavi National Park

The wildlife is exceptional in Katavi National Park, but it’s the remoteness of the place and its extremely low visitor numbers which really makes Katavi one of the holy grails for safari aficionados. At around 4,500 square kilometres, Katavi is a very large and significant national park. It’s the third largest in the country, after Ruaha and Serengeti, and claims to have the highest bio-density of any national park in Africa. Largely covered by dense brachystegia woodland, the main areas of interest are a number of wonderful floodplain areas which become beautiful sprawling wetlands during the green rainy season from December to May and open grasslands during the dry season from June to November. Night game drives and fly camping are also available, however note that these activities are optional extras and incur additional costs. Please let us know if you would like to pre-book either of these additional activities, and it is essential to note that fly camping must be pre-booked.
Main Destination: Katavi National Park
Accommodation: Chada Katavi
  • Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Katavi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Fly to Mahale Mountains National Park

Day 6 Fly to Mahale Mountains National Park

Enjoy a final morning game drive or a leisurely breakfast this morning, before checking out of Chada Katavi Camp. You’ll be driven to Ikuu Airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Mahale Mountains National Park. You’ll then board a 1.5 hour boat trip, with snacks provided on the boat, before arriving at Greystoke Mahale Camp, your camp for the next three nights. The sheer remoteness of this park significantly heightens the sense of adventure that one feels when visiting. To land at a remote lakeside airstrip and then take a boat for another hour and a half along this enchanted lake really is extraordinary. You’ll stay at Greystoke Mahale on an all-inclusive basis, including activities on a shared basis (chimp trekking, boat trips, deep water swims, forest walks and village visits), all National Park and conservation fees, full board meals, all drinks (except champagne and fine wines) as well as laundry service.
Main Destination: Mahale Mountains National Park (Chimps)
Best Time to Visit
July to October (Chimp trekking is easy)
High Season
July to October (Mahale is never crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Almost no rainfall)

Wildlife in Mahale Mountains National Park (Chimps)

Common
Hippo Hippo Occasional
Elephant Elephant Rare
Giraffe Giraffe Rare
Leopard Leopard Rare
Zebra Zebra Rare
Lion Lion Very Rare
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Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale
  • Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) located inside Mahale Mountains NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
On safari in Mahale Mountains National Park

Day 7-8 On safari in Mahale Mountains National Park

You’ll have two full days on safari in Mahale Mountain National Park with Greystoke Mahale Camp, a very high specification permanent lodge in a prime beach-front location. With it’s charming style, ultimate location, wonderful hosts and expert guides, Greystoke Mahale is a much sought-after camp, and must be booked well in advance to secure a spot in one of their six guest suites. Tracking chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park is one of the most special experiences in Africa. Chimps are an incredibly engaging animal to observe as they are omnivores and often move fast through the forest on hunts, convening at intervals to scream and shout with each other in the most amazing fashion. Turning a corner to find yourself in a small clearing with chimps sat looking around you is an incredibly moving experience. Guests need to be reasonably fit and there is a minimum age of 12 years old for chimp trekking.
Main Destination: Mahale Mountains National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale
  • Luxury lodge (with rustic facilities) located inside Mahale Mountains NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Transfer to Kilimanjaro & departure from Tanzania

Day 9 Transfer to Kilimanjaro & departure from Tanzania

It’s time to say farewell this morning. After checking out of Greystoke Mahale Camp (with a picnic lunch in tow), you’ll take a boat transfer back to the Mahale Airstrip, in time for your light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. From there, you’ll board your international return flight home. Although you’re incredible Western Tanzania Safari has come to an end, you’ll leave with many special memories and more than a handful of photos and stories to share when you return home. After nine thrilling days of wildlife encounters and spectacular natural wonders, in some of the remotest corners on earth, we’re sure you’ll be hooked on Tanzania and the African continent. Where will you go next?
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Next: Rates

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in British Pounds (GBP). The ZAR rates shown are converted for information purposes only. Disclaimer
  • This tour accepts children who are 12 years and older.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room
2+ people Sharing rooms
Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
$11373
$8245
Apr 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
$11373
$8245
Jun 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
$15638
$11018
Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 20, 2020
$11373
$8245
Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
$15638
$11018
Jan 4, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
$11373
$8245
Apr 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021
$11373
$8245
Jun 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
$15638
$11018
Nov 1, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
$11373
$8245
Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
$15638
$11018
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
Apr 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 20, 2020
Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
Jan 4, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Apr 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Jun 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Nov 1, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There
This tour starts and ends in Arusha
This operator can book your international flights help
Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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