11 Days Mahale & Gombe National Park

Western Circuit Tanzania is the perfect place for travelers with a sense of adventure and the only area where you can see chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
1DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha town.

Accommodation: Kibo Palace Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

2DAY 2: ARUSHA – KIGOMA

In the morning after breakfast you’ll be driven to Arusha Airport for your flight to Kigoma. You’ll be picked up on arrival at Kigoma and driven to the Lake Tanganyika Beach hotel for lunch. After lunch you’ll visit the Dr.Livingstone memorial at Ujiji village where, under the shade of two historical mango trees, the Caretaker will regale you with tales about Dr. Livingstone and his famous African expedition. As the day comes to an end we’ll take you to Kigoma Hilltop Hotel where you can relax and enjoy the views over Lake Tanganyika as the sun goes down.

Accommodation: Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

3DAY 3: KIGOMA – MAHALE NATIONAL PARK

In the morning after breakfast you’ll be driven to Lake Tanganyika for your boat trip to Mahale Mountain National Park. It takes four to six hours to get from Kigoma town to Mahale Mountain National Park by speed boat and after a packed lunch your guide will take you to the forest for late afternoon chimpanzee tracking.

Accommodation: Nkungwe Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch & Dinner.

4DAY 4 & 5: MAHALE

You will spend two full days chimpanzee tracking in Mahale. Chimpanzees normally move in search of food and nest wherever there’s an abundant food source such as their favorite fruit. Snorkeling is an option if you’d like to cool off in the water and see what lies below the surface.

Accommodation: Nkungwe Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

5DAY 6: MAHALE – KIGOMA

After breakfast pickup for boat departure to Kigoma town. On arrival pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

6DAY 7: KIGOMA – GOMBE

After breakfast pickup for boat departure to Gombe National park. On arrival pick up and transfer to Gombe Forest Lodge where you can relax on the beach.

Accommodation: Gombe Forest lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

7DAY 8: GOMBE NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning after breakfast you’ll visit Kakombe waterfall and enjoy another full day of chimp tracking. In the late afternoon you’ll head back to the beach to enjoy a cool swim in the deepest lake in the world.

Accommodation: Gombe Forest Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch & Dinner.

8DAY 9: GOMBE NATIONAL PARK

Chimpanzee tracking and visit Mwamgongo fishing village where you will enjoy traditional dancing, local music and experience fishing activities of the villagers.

Accommodation: Gombe Forest lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

9DAY 10: KIGOMA

After breakfast transfer to the lake for boat departure to Kigoma town. Pick up on arrival and transfer to Kigoma Hilltop hotel.

Accommodation: Kigoma hilltop Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

10DAY 11: DEPARTURE
After breakfast pick up and transfer to Kigoma Airport on time for your flight to Dar es Salaam.

PACKAGE IS INCLUSIVE OF:

Meals;

Accommodation (based on double occupancy);

Professional Tanzanian guide;

Chimpanzee Trekking;

Snorkelling;

Laundry services;

Forest or bird walking;

Concession fees;

Unlimited mineral water per day;

Daily safari briefing;

All transfers to and from airport;

Flights: ARUSHA – KIGOMA – DAR.

PACKAGE IS EXCLUSIVE OF:

Tourist visas;

International & Domestic Flights;

Travel insurance;

Alcoholic Drinks;

Tips;

All items of a personal nature (laundry etc)

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