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Mahale Mountains National Park & Lake Tanganyika

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 5-day adventure in Mahale Mountains National Park, renowned for its wild chimpanzee population and stunning natural beauty. This exclusive itinerary offers daily trekking to observe these fascinating primates in their lush forest habitat, complemented by scenic boat safaris on Lake Tanganyika, birdwatching, and opportunities for fishing. Experience the thrill of close encounters with wildlife while enjoying comfortable lodgings and the serene ambiance of this remote paradise. Perfect for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike, this trip promises a unique and immersive journey into one of Tanzania’s hidden gems.

Safari Itinerary

Total Cost Covers:

  • Game drives as per Itinerary
  • All Entrance fees and Government taxes
  • One Gorilla permit per person.
  • One Chimpanzee permit in Kibale.
  • Enough litters of mineral water and soft drinks
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • Airport Transfers (upon Arrival and Departure)
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Services of Professional multilingual driver-guide
  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon

Cost does not Cover:

  • International and local airfare.
  • Yellow fever vaccinations
  • Passport, Visa, and Travelers Insurance
  • Personal expenses eg. Laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Tips for the support team

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DAY 1:

Dar es Salaam to Kigoma to Mahale National Park:

Board an Air Tanzania Corporation Flight from Dar es Salaam at 05:30, arriving in Kigoma at 07:40. From Kigoma, transfer to Mahale National Park, take a half-way car drive from Kigoma to Mahale National Park Headquarters, and then a boat to Kasiha Tourism Centre. Breakfast and lunch provided on the way. Arrive in evening rest at the beach for sun set. Dinner and Overnight at TANAPA Mango Rest House.

Meal plan: (B-L-D).

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DAY 2:

Chimpanzee Tracking in Mahale Mountains National Park

After breakfast, head out for a morning chimpanzee trek. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch, then leave for bird watching and game viewing in Lake Tanganyika. Return to the lodge for dinner and a bonfire. Overnight stay at TANAPA Mango Rest House.

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DAY 3:

Lake Tanganyika Boating and Fishing

After breakfast, embark on your morning chimps trekking, return to the lodge for lunch, then go afternoon fishing on Lake Tanganyika in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and a bonfire back at the lodge. Overnight at TANAPA Mango Rest House.

Meal Plan: (B-L-D)

DAY 4:

Mahale Mountains to Kigoma

Get breakfast followed by short Chimps trekking, return and relax at the lodge until your transfer boat departs at 12:00 noon back to Mahale headquarter for car drive back to Kigoma. Upon arrival in Kigoma, check-in at your booked hotel for an overnight stay.

Meal plan: (B-L-D)

DAY 5:

Kigoma to Dar es Salaam:

Transfer to Kigoma Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam on Air Tanzania Flight, departing at 15:40 and arriving at 19:40.