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If you like the idea of exploring the remote and unspoilt wilderness with some of the most interesting wildlife anywhere in Africa, then this sample itinerary offers that in abundance. With light aircraft flights operating just twice a week and taking around 5 hours to get to Katavi, it is little wonder that so few visit these breath-taking places. Mahale Mountains National Park is a further short flight hop followed by a 90 minute boat trip, sailing along the impossibly clear waters of Lake Tanganyika.
Can it be worth all of the travelling? Without a doubt, yes. Katavi is renowned for playing host to some of the largest gatherings of buffalo and hippo on the planet, with a further mix of prey and predator including lions, hyenas, elephants, topi, giraffes and cave dwelling crocodiles to name but a few. Mahale is beautiful and pristine: set on the edge of a vast lake with thick forested mountains behind, it is home to a 60-strong troop of chimpanzees that are well habituated to human contact. Trekking through the virgin jungle to find the chimps is an adventure in itself and is an incredibly moving experience.
A week in Katavi and Mahale Mountains is a week unlike anywhere else on earth and a true privilege to experience.
1 night Arusha – 4 nights Katavi – 3 nights Mahale