Chimpanzee Safari Trek in Tanzania

7 nights • From $7,911

Advanced Wildlife Adventure in Tanzania

Faithful to the essence of intrepid exploration, this trip goes off-the-beaten-track for a wild adventure! Katavi belongs to the beasts, with some of Africa’s last big buffalo herds, and the chimpanzees of Mahale are a jungle trek from a camp on Lake Tanganyika.
7 Nights
3 Destinations
Destination

Katavi National Park, Tanzania

Day 2-5

Two thousand square miles of wilderness; Katavi belongs to the birds and the beasts. Watery grasslands and miombo woodlands support vast numbers of animals, with claims of having the highest population of hippos and crocs, and largest herds of buffaloes in Africa. Plenty of lion, leopard and hyena food! It holds great appeal for the true safari adventurer.

Accommodation

Chada Katavi

3 Nights

Get your khaki’s on for this rustic tented camp that stays faithful to the essence of wilderness camping, complete with bucket showers and lantern-lit evenings around the fire. See hippos, crocs, buffaloes and predators in abundance. It’s wild out here!

Destination

Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

Day 5-9

Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the sandy shores of Lake Tanganyika, and is one of the most remote and beautiful of all of Tanzania's national parks. It's a jungle out there, the kind of place you'd expect Tarzan to roam, and one of few places to see chimpanzees in the wild, as well as olive baboons, red colobus and mangabeys.

Accommodation

Greystoke Mahale

4 Nights

Picture a sandy beach on Lake Tanganyika, fringed by tangled, mountainous jungle, home to the largest wild population of chimpanzees. Accessible only by boat, your stay at Greystoke is one big adventure; chimp trekking, village cultural visit and lake activities.

Destination

Kilimanjaro & Arusha, Tanzania

Day 9

Arusha is the gateway town to Tanzania's northern safari circuit and for treks to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. Arusha has its own little national park - with the black and white colobus monkey its mascot - and Mt Meru dominating the near vicinity, with magnificent snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the distance. This is coffee country, with some charming plantation guest houses.

Accommodation

Greystoke Mahale

0 Nights

Picture a sandy beach on Lake Tanganyika, fringed by tangled, mountainous jungle, home to the largest wild population of chimpanzees. Accessible only by boat, your stay at Greystoke is one big adventure; chimp trekking, village cultural visit and lake activities.

Destination

Kilimanjaro & Arusha, Tanzania

Day 9

Depart

Chimpanzee Safari Trek in Tanzania

Advanced Wildlife Adventure in Tanzania

7 Nights
3 Destinations

From

$7,911

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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