Katavi & Mahale

Reached by air from Arusha and only visited by a lucky few, Katavi and Mahale both promise remarkable wildlife experiences. Far from the safari circuits of northern Tanzania, the wild and remote Katavi National Park assures an exclusive big game experience. Exotic Greystoke Mahale on a secluded beach by Lake Tanganyika, offers “barefoot luxury” and unique chimpanzee encounters.

Please note that this is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary that we can tailor to suit your requirements. Extra nights can easily be added throughout. Please contact us for further details.

8 days/7 nights
Departs daily ex Arusha


  • Remote, rarely-visited Katavi National Park, brimming with big game
  • Wildlife action right on your doorstep at Chada Katavi safari camp
  • Chimpanzee tracking and forest walks on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
  • “Barefoot luxury” at unique, authentic Greystoke Mahale
  • Exclusive animal encounters in two amazing off-the-beaten-track destinations

Find out more about our tailor made African safaris.
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Find out more about our tailor made African safaris

Katavi & Mahale

Sample Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Days 1-3 or 1-4

Fly from Arusha to Chada Katavi Camp, which occupies a corner of the Katavi National Park, in the far west of Tanzania. Set under a canopy of acacia and tamarind trees, this traditional safari camp offers 6 open-fronted tents on wooden platforms, while the main area has a dining tent and library. Wildlife and action are rarely far from this camp. Activities include guided bush walks and fly camping (extra cost) out under the stars.

Days 4-7 or 5-7

Fly 45 minutes further west to Lake Tanganyika, for 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale, where you will enjoy chimpanzee tracking, forest walks, swimming, boating and kayaking.

Day 8

Tour ends
Today you will be transferred by air back to Arusha.



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