Safari Code: SWO001
Safari Duration (Days): 12
Price (USD): 10900
Custom Tags: Tanzania
This safari is most ideal for someone looking into exploring some of Africa’s most remote locations! It offers  fascinating experiences ranging from the typical African Savannah, to dense Equatorial forests boasting communities of chimpanzees, as well as big rivers offering one an opportunity for the Nile Perch fishing. The beautiful/interesting part of this safari is that, you will be away from the “usual tourists’ crowds”. Due to remoteness of these parks, travel by plane is limited to every Monday and Thursday and provided in a shared charter hence this need to be factored in when planning for the dates of travel.

Recommended time of travel: From June to March.

Brief Itinerary

Day
Place
Highlights
Hotel
1
Arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport
Arrival & transfer to your Hotel
Arusha Coffee Lodge
2
Fly to Katavi National Park
Travel to Katavi National Park
Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge
3-4
Katavi National Park
Full Days in Katavi National Park
Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge
5
Katavi - Mahale Mountains National Park
Travel to Mahale Mountains National Park
Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge
6,7 & 8
Mahale Mountains National Park
Full Days in Mahale Mountains National Park
Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge
9
Mahale Mountains - Arusha
Travel to Arusha
Arusha Coffee Lodge
10
Arusha - Selous Game Reserve
Travel to Selous Game Reserve
Sand Rivers Selous Camp
11 & 12
Selous Game Reserve
Full Days in Selous Game Reserve
Sand Rivers Selous Camp
13
Selous Game Reserve - Dar-es-salaam
Travel to Dar-es-salaam for departure
N/A

Pricing

Travel Date
Price per person
Single Room Supplement

Green Season

USD 10900.00
USD 950.00

*The minimum participating age for chimpanzee trekking as determined by TANAPA is 12 years old

*Western Circuit lodges are closed from 1 March to 31 May

*The pricing is indicative. Pricing depends on the season and number of travelers.

Other Information

    • Arrival / departure transfers in Arusha
    • Return airstrip transfers as mentioned above in all national parks / reserve
    • Safari activities as mentioned in the above itinerary
    • Services of English speaking driver / guide at the various parks / reserves
    • All park entrance / concession fees
    • 01 night accommodation on bed & breakfast basis at ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE
    • 03 nights accommodation on full board basis at MBALI MBALI KATAVI LODGE
    • 04 nights accommodation on full board basis at MBALI MBALI MAHALE LODGE
    • 01 night accommodation on bed & breakfast basis at ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE
    • 03 nights accommodation on full board basis at SAND RIVERS SELOUS CAMP
    • Laundry
    • Local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks and water (except at Arusha Coffee Lodge)
    • Game drives in a 4x4 vehicle on a shared basis in Katavi
    • 1 x Chimpanzee Trek per day in Mahale
    • 1 x Boat Safari in Mahale
    • Option 1: See the hippos, take a short river cruise, and try your hand at local methods of freshwater fishing
    • Option 2: Visit a neighboring fishing village, Katumbi, for a cultural tour
    • Pay for an additional boat safari and do both
    • Birding and forest walks in Mahale
    • Evacuation insurance
    • Flights included: Flight timings indicated in the itinerary
    • -One-way shared charter flight Arusha / Katavi National Park
    • -One-way shared charter flight Katavi National Park / Mahale National Park
    • -One-way shared charter Katavi National Park / Arusha
    • -One-way scheduled flight with Safari Air Link Selous Game Reserve / Arusha
    • -One-way scheduled flight with Safari Air Link Selous Game Reserve / Arusha
  • International flights
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tips / gratuities for driver / hotel staff
  • Change in itinerary
  • Any extras not mentioned above
PRE- or POST Safari Extensions: We offer wonderful pre- or post- Safari extensions to a variety of National parks & game reserves. 
  • 4 Days Magical Maasai Mara
  • 3 Days Amboseli National Park
  • 3 Days Samburu National Park
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Key

BB:
Bed & Breakfast
Half Board:
2 Meals per day (Breakfast / Dinner)
Full Board:
3 Meals per day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport

Arrival can take place at any time of the day though we would recommend from noon onwards for guaranteed hotel check-in. Upon arrival, your private safari guide / vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you to your overnight hotel which will be about 45 minutes to 1 HR drive. All meals on this day will be payable direct. Overnight at ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE. (No meals to be provided this day)

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Boarding Only

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Day 2

Fly to Katavi National Park

You will have an early departure today. At 0630 Hrs after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Arusha Airport to catch your shared charter flight departing at 0800 Hrs and arriving at the Katavi National Park at 1110 Hrs. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your lodge for lunch. Scheduled activities in the afternoon as offered by the lodge i.e. afternoon / early evening game drives (if time allows). Evening sundowners and dinner.

Overnight at MBALI MBALI KATAVI LODGE.

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 3 & 4

Katavi National Park

Two full days in KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

Spend the next 2 days in Katavi National Park with an option of full day game drive with a packed lunch or extensive morning and afternoon game drives with a hot lunch at the lodge. This park offers un-spoilt wildlife viewing in the country’s third-largest national park, in a remote location far off the beaten track. It is said to be Africa at its most wild — unadulterated bush settings, spectacular views, and rich wildlife. Wildlife sightings include: Elephants, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Wild dogs, Hyenas, Leopards and lions amongst other wildlife. Hot afternoons may be spent by the swimming pools and it would be lovely to wind up your days with an evening sundowner as you watch the magical sunset.

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 5

Fly to Mahale Mountains National Park

Fly to MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK in a shared charter

After breakfast you will be transferred to Katavi Airstrip combined with a game drive en-route time allowing. Board your shared charter flight to Mahale Airstrip departing at 1125 Hrs and arriving at 1210 hrs. This will be followed by a dhow boat transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to the lodge. Staff welcome and introductions followed by lunch. Afternoon / early evening chimpanzee trekking or forest walks (if time allows). Evening sundowners and dinner.

Overnight at MBALI MBALI MAHALE LODGE. (B, L & D)

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 6,7 & 8

Mahale Mountains National Park

We have chimpanzee trekking included for the morning part as it is the main activity here. For the rest of the afternoon you can partake the available excursions such as Kayaking and boat safari along the lakeshore. Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Named after the Mahale Mountains range that is within its borders, the park has several unusual characteristics. First, it is one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country. (The other is nearby Gombe Stream National Park made famous by the researcher Jane Goodall.) The chimpanzee population in Mahale Mountains National Park is the largest known and due to its size and remoteness, the chimpanzees flourish. It also the only place where chimpanzees and lions co-exist. Another unusual feature of the park is that it is one of the very few in Africa that must be experienced by foot. There are no roads or other infrastructure within the park boundaries, and the only way in and out of the park is via boat on the lake.

Wind up your days with an evening sundowners and dinner. Overnight at MBALI MBALI MAHALE LODGE.

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 9

Fly to Arusha

Fly back to ARUSHA in a shared charter and connect to SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Breakfast at your lodge. Thereafter check-out and dhow boat transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to Mahale Airstrip. Board your shared charter flight to Arusha Airport with packed lunch. Arrival time varies as there could be various pick-ups / drop offs hence your arrival in Arusha could be late in the afternoon. On arrival you will be transferred to your Arusha Hotel for overnight. Dinner on own account. Overnight at ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 10

Fly to Selous Game Reserve

Breakfast at your hotel and the rest of the morning at leisure until 1115 hrs when you will be transferred to Arusha Airport to board your flight to SELOUS GAME RESERVE scheduled to depart at 1245 hrs and arriving at 1735 hrs with Coastal Aviation. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your camp with a game drive en-route. Dinner and overnight at SAND RIVERS SELOUS CAMP

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 11 & 12

Selous Game Reserve

Two full day in SELOUS GAME RESERVE with game activities as per the camps schedule

Enjoy two (2) full days in the largest reserve in Eastern and Central Africa with safari activities as offered by the camp. Safari activities included at Sand Rivers Selous: Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicle (Shared with other guests at the camp), walking safaris & birding, private game viewing platforms & bush lunches.

Covering 45,000km² of wilderness, with grassy plains, open woodland, mountains and forests, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve. It's about three times the size of South Africa's Kruger National Park, and twice the size of the Serengeti National Park. In a fitting tribute, it is also one of Tanzania's three World Heritage Sites.

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 13

Fly to Dar-es-salaam

Today you will need to rise up early and have breakfast ready to be transferred at your airstrip by 0830 Hrs to catch your flight departing at 0915 Hrs and arriving in DAR-ES-SALAAM at 1005 Hrs. On arrival connect locally to the international terminal.

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