5 Days 4 nights Mahale National Park
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5 days 4 nights
On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the oldest and deepest lakes in the world lies a pristine and remote park; the Mahale National Park which holds and protect the largest known population of chimpanzees, the jungle and the mountains.
Visiting the park is a gratifying experience as you have a chance to carry game drive, chimp-trekking, hiking, snorkeling and bird watching.
The establishment of this Park was a reflection of the government commitment to preserving the chimpanzee population as well as an emulation of the efforts by Japanese researchers who pioneered to conduct research on primates including chimpanzees.
Day 1: Fly Dar es Salaam / Kigoma
07h00 pick up from the hotel in Dar es Salaam. Transfer to Julius Nyerere airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma.
Pick up on arrival and transfer to the hotel for lunch. After lunch proceed for a short sightseeing tour of Kigoma and Ujiji Town.
Dinner and Overnight at Lake Tanganyika Beach Hotel (FB)
Day 2. Kigoma – Mahale Mountains National Park
After breakfast, you’ll set off for nearby Sigunga village for your scheduled boat transfer to Mahale Mountains National Park.
It’s a serene ride into the park, and you’ll feel as if you’ve discovered the true heart of Africa as you leave civilization behind.
After lunch at your lodge, you’ll have the afternoon to soak in the serenity, relax by the pool, or take a guided forest walk.
Dinner and Overnight at Fly Catcher Tented Camp (FB)
Day 3. Chimpanzee Trekking
It’s time for the main event!
After an early breakfast, you’ll attend a briefing and then begin your journey into the jungle home of the chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains National Park.
While it is not an especially strenuous walk, you’ll work up a sweat as you press through the forest in search of the chimpanzees who call the forest home.
As these are wild animals and not habituated, you won’t get too close, but you’ll have ample opportunities to observe our closest living relatives as they play in the canopy, feed on the forest floor, and go about their lives.
After your hike is complete, you’ll return to your lodge to shower and unwind.
Dinner and overnight at Fly Catcher Tented Camp (FB)
Day 4. Mahale – Kigoma
After breakfast, you will head back into the forest for one last chance to observe and interact with the chimpanzees of Mahale.
This is a shorter trek than your previous one, as you’ll need to be back at camp for hot lunch, check-out and board your boat back to Kigoma.
Pick up upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. You will have the afternoon to relax on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Dinner and overnight Lake Tanganyika Beach Hotel (FB)
Day 5. Kigoma – Dar es Salaam
After breakfast transfer to the airport, take a scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam
- Return flight
- 4 nights full board accommodation
- Airstrip Transfers
- Professional Tour Guide and Camp fees
- Chimpanzee Tracking, Fishing, and Boat Safari at
- Kayaking or Snorkeling in Mahale
- Airport Tax and Aviation Safety Fee
- Park Entrance Fees
- Medical and luggage insurance
- Telephone Bills
- Gratuities, Tipping & Items of a personal nature