Pelican captures birds eye view of Mahale Mountains

The first ever Pelican's eye view footage of Greystoke Mahale, courtesy of Big Bird, our adopted Great White Pelican now resident at Greystoke

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The Peli-Cam
A unique view of Greystoke Mahale

Kuro Tarangire is a perfect complement

If you're thinking of visiting the Serengeti this year, don't miss out on all that Tarangire has to offer.

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Kuro Tarangire
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Six great little 3 min movies that will take you directly into the Mahale Mountains, to the great Rufiji in the Selous or the depths of the Serengeti.

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3 min movies to make your day.

"Secret Season" is between November & March.

Why should you travel then? 

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Why "Secret Season"
People in the know travel out of high season.

This time of year is a photographer's dream...

Clear air, gorgeous landscapes, dramatic skies - all to yourself. (pic taken at Lamai in February).

Stay at any Nomad Camp for only $450ppn out of peak season. 7 nights from $3965pps.

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Why "Secret Season"?
Fabulous scenery...

From calving season in the southern Serengeti to chimping in Mahale...

The wildlife is fantastic at this time of year.  You just gotta know where to go. (pic taken at Serengeti Safari Camp in January).

Stay at any Nomad Camp for only $450ppn out of peak season. 7 nights from $3965pps.

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Why "Secret Season"?
Great game...

African birds are never more spectacular.

The place is packed full of migrant birds and a dazzling array of breeding plumage. (pic taken at Sand Rivers Selous in December).

Stay at any Nomad Camp for only $450ppn out of peak season. 7 nights from $3965pps.

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Why "Secret Season"?
Amazing birds...

BIG value...

Prices are lower at this time of year and you could save more than $2000 on a 7 night safari. (pic taken in Selous in March).

Stay at any Nomad Camp for only $450ppn out of peak season. 7 nights from $3965pps.

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Why "Secret Season"?
Fabulous value....

Nomad Tanzania is one of East Africa's original safari companies.

For the past 20 years we've pioneered, owned and operated our outstanding small safari camps in three of the remotest corners of Tanzania.  If you are looking for superb locations, exceptional guiding and the essence of safari, get in touch.

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Featured Safari:

West Tanzania: 7nt Mahale chimps and big game in Katavi

4nt Chada Katavi

3nt Greystoke Mahale

A week in Western Tanzania combining Chada Katavi and Greystoke Mahale with walking safaris, game drives, boating & chimp trekking.

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Day 1. Chada Katavi

  • Early morning departure from Arusha via the Serengeti (dependent on schedule) and Tabora to refuel. Arrive into Katavi in time for a late lunch and a siesta.
  • Take a short afternoon walk with one of our safari guides and armed scout and see more of the the area around camp, getting back in time for sundowners around the fire and supper in the mess tent.
Day 1.

Day 2. Chada Katavi

  • Morning game drive and head further into the wilds of Katavi. Katavi is renowned for its game, huge herds of buffalo and elephants are often on the plains in front of camp and the animal interaction can be intense.
  • We'd suggest sundowners out on the plains, the light is gorgeous at that time of day and watch the big herds of buffalo come in.
Day 2.

Day 3. Katavi fly camp

  • Another early start to beat the heat; explore further afield and take a picnic lunch with you stopping at your fly camp where you'll spend the night.
  • After lunch we'd suggest a short walk around this new area, back in camp in time for sundowners followed by dinner. 
Day 3.

Day 4. Chada Katavi

  • Wake in your fly camp and enjoy a cook-out breakfast.
  • The choice is yours if you'd like to do a short walk, then a game drive back to camp or hop in the vehicle and drive back to camp the long way.
  • We always love a siesta after lunch, then how about a gentle stroll and bird walk around the camp and environs before drinks around the fire and supper.
Day 4.

Day 5. Greystoke Mahale

  • Mid-morning departure from Chada Katavi for your one-hour flight to Mahale airstrip, followed by a 90 minute trip down the lake in the dhow to Greystoke Mahale with lunch on board.
  • After arrival, settle into Greystoke, meeting the staff who will also tell you about the chimping activities and all else on offer here.  Afternoon at leisure to take a dhow cruise down the lake, a spot of fishing,  a short forest hike, or just relax on the ...
Day 5.

Day 6. Greystoke Mahale

  • After breakfast in the mess, the scouts and trackers will tell you the whereabouts of the chimps. Head off in two groups of six, walking up the narrow mountain trails to find them.  On reaching the chimps, spend an hour with them whilst they do their own thing, eating, foraging, playing, squabbling...
  • After a well-earned lunch in the mess, head off on the dhow for a deep water swim out in the lake. At sunset enjoy a beach supper under ...
Day 6.

Day 7. Greystoke Mahale

  • Start the day with more chimp trekking after breakfast; take snacks along with you, sometimes you have to walk quite far. If you've walked far the boat might meet you and take you on a gentle cruise back to camp.
  • Catch up on the day's stories around the bar, before dinner in the main mess.
Day 7.

Day 8. Depart

  • Head out early morning in one of our kayaks and have your first cup of coffee out in the middle of the lake or enjoy a relaxed morning in camp before boarding the dhow and heading back up to the airstrip before boarding the plane back to Arusha and your onwards travels.
Day 8.

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