Chimpanzee Wilderness Safari Experience

A 7 night / 8 day safari taking in 2 dramatic parks that rise up from the shores of Lake Tanganyika and home to Chimpanzees –  Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Streams National Park. This is an excellent safari to experience and learn about these amazing primates as it includes Chimpanzee trekking through the forest. The safari also includes a visit to the oldest town in Western Tanzania, once home to Dr David Livingstone.

Accommodation is at Mbali Mbali MahaleKigoma Hilltop Hotel and Mbali Mbali Gombe

Itinerary (Departures on Monday)

Day 1 (Mon) – Arusha / Mahale Mountains National Park

Morning Shared Charter Flight from Arusha Airport to Mahale Airstrip. Dhow boat transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to the lodge. Staff welcome and introductions followed by lunch. Afternoon/early evening chimpanzee trekking or forest walks (if time allows). Evening sundowners, dinner, and overnight at Mbali Mbali Mahale.

Day 2 – Mahale Mountains National Park

After breakfast, depart for morning chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Evening sundowners, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3 – Mahale Mountains National Park

After breakfast, depart for morning chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure perhaps to kayak. Evening sundowners, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4 – Mahale Mountains National Park / Gombe Streams National Park

After breakfast, morning boat transfer to Mahale Airstrip. Shared Charter Flight from Mahale Airstrip to Kigoma Airport. Airport transfer from Kigoma Airport to Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. Dhow boat transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to the lodge. Staff welcome and introductions followed by lunch. Afternoon/early evening chimpanzee trekking or forest walks (if time allows). Evening sundowners, dinner, and overnight at Mbali Mbali Gombe.

Day 5 – Gombe Streams National Park

After breakfast, depart for morning chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure perhaps to kayak. Book an optional Boat Safari. Evening sundowners, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 6 – Gombe Streams National Park

After breakfast, depart for morning chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure perhaps to kayak. Evening sundowners, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 7 – Gombe Streams National Park / Kigoma

After breakfast, morning dhow boat transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.  Spend your afternoon at leisure perhaps by the swimming pool and then have dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Day 8  – Kigoma / Depart

After breakfast, proceed on an airport transfer to Kigoma Airport. Depart with Shared Charter Flight to Arusha Airport with packed lunch.

Optional / Additional activities include:

  • Boat Safari and Fishing excursions or Snorkeling / Kayak trips
  • Snorkeling
  • Kigoma / Ujiji Town tour or Fishing Village tour

Prices

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Chimpanzee Wilderness Safari: PRICES ARE IN US$

3 nights Mbali Mbali Mahale,  1 night Kigoma Hilltop Hotel & 3 nights Mbali Mbali Gombe [Departs on Mondays, Minimum 2 people].
Prices include: Shared air charter Arusha / Mahale / Kigoma / Arusha (Min 4 seats for flight to operate, supplement to apply if less than 04 passengers), Full Board accommodation and meals, selection of house beverages, soft drinks and water, packed lunch on departure day, all park fees and government taxes, laundry, vehicle and boat airstrip transfers, internal flights with total luggage allowance of 15kgs per person, guided chimpanzee trek once per day (Mbali Mbali Mahale and Mbali Mbali Gombe), guided forest walks (Mbali Mbali Mahale and Mbali Mbali Gombe), and one boat safari per stay (Mbali Mbali Mahale)

Kigoma Hilltop Hotel stay includes accommodation and breakfast only. Please note Kigoma Hilltop Hotel is a dry property. No alcoholic beverages are served; guests are free to purchase and consume their drinks in the privacy of their own rooms.

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON| SHARING SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
01-Aug-21 31-Oct-21 7151 USD NIL
01-Nov-21 20-Dec-21 6036 USD NIL
21-Dec-21 04-Jan-22 7151 USD NIL
05-Jan-22 28-Feb-22 6036 USD NIL
01-Mar-22 31-May-22 CLOSED
01-Jun-22 30-Jun-22 7151 USD NIL
01-Jul-22 31-Jul-22 4908 USD NIL
01-Aug-22 31-Oct-22 7151 USD NIL
01-Nov-22 20-Dec-22 6036 USD NIL
21-Dec-22 31-Dec-22 7151 USD NIL

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

CHILD POLICY: Children aged up to 15 years sharing a room with 2 adults each pay 75% of adult rate.

Chimp viewing: is limited to 6 guests per group. Children under 12 years are not allowed on chimp treks, and children remaining at the lodge must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times.

 

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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