A week in Western Tanzania

4 nights in Chada, Katavi | 3 nights in Greystoke, Mahale
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Fly from Arusha to Katavi National Park.

A flight of about 4 hours, with a refuel stop in Tabora before arriving in Katavi National Park. This flight really illustrates just how remote and untouched this part of Tanzania is. There is nothing but wilderness for miles as you fly over the country.

Days 1 - 4

Chada Katavi

Katavi has hardly changed since we arrived in this place twenty years ago. In Katavi we like to explore. We walk out across the plains appreciating the total lack of crowds and vehicles. It's not only having our feet on the ground at the same level as the big game, but the feeling that we are the only people doing so. We take bedrolls and sling them under a borassus palm in our fly-camp. We venture to Paradise Plains by 4WD and appreciate seeing nothing but wild Africa for miles. We don't want to sound too dramatic, but we can't imagine your life not being changed in even the smallest of ways after something like this.

Fly from Katavi to Mahale

A short flight of 25 minutes, which takes you over the Mahale Mountains and lands on the banks of Lake Tanganyika.

Travel by Dhow to Greystoke Mahale

Once you arrive in Mahale you will be met by our fabulous guides and taken by dhow to camp. This boat trip takes about an hour and a half and skims along the shoreline of the impossibly clear Lake Tanganyika with the Mahale Mountains rising from the beach. Turning the corner and catching a first glimpse of our iconic Greystoke beach and mess is always a memorable moment.

Days 4 - 7

Greystoke Mahale

We share the mountains and the lake with so many animals, but it's the chimps that really inspire us. Time spent with them is time away from everything else that is ordinary. But, there's more. Hike the forest paths looking for all the other animals who quietly live here. Swim in pools up in mountain waterfalls, take a kayak out for a dawn paddle and enjoy the sunrise coming up over the mountains. Have sundowners on our old wooden dhow, stopping to fish along the way, or just relax on the warm sands of the beach with a drink in hand. We've been in this remarkable place for over 20 years, and are still in awe of it. It's impossible not to be.

Fly Mahale to Arusha

This flight will take about five hours, with stops in Katavi and Tabora to refuel.

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A. Lewis

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K. Smithers

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Magical Game Drive Safari

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Kindest Tanzanian People

Tanzanian People are the kindest of all the world !

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Perfect Safari Experience

The Serengeti Safari camp was the last stop of our trip and undoubtedly was the highlight. The tented camp is set in a beautiful location where you can see Zebra, elephants and other animals from your tent. The open spaces offer spectacular views of the surrounding area. The areas visited with our ...

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