Tanzania Chimpanzee Trail

Overview

Begin in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, where the journey takes flight to the tranquil shores of Kigoma. Delve into the secrets of Lake Tanganyika, exploring fishing villages and absorbing local life. The adventure continues to Gombe Stream National Park, a haven for chimpanzee tracking and immersive treks through lush landscapes. Return to Kigoma and soar to the breathtaking Mahale Mountains National Park, where more chimpanzee encounters await amidst pristine wilderness. A captivating blend of nature and culture unfolds in this itinerary, offering an unparalleled exploration of Tanzania’s diverse landscapes and the remarkable creatures that call it home.

 

Highlights

Museums, tropical grasslands, camp stay experience, wildlife safari, Swahili civilization, Various ethnic groups and culture

Suitable For

Animal enthusiasts, History and culture lovers, group of Friends, Family, Students

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam
Begin your Tanzanian adventure by arriving at Dar es Salaam International Airport. A warm welcome awaits as you’re transferred to your hotel in Dar es Salaam, where you can unwind and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Day 2: Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
After a hearty breakfast, board a domestic flight from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma (Kigoma Airport). Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Kigoma, where you can settle in and absorb the local atmosphere.

Day 3: Kigoma – Lake Tanganyika Visit
Embark on a memorable boat ride on Lake Tanganyika, the second-deepest lake globally, offering stunning vistas. Explore nearby fishing villages, gaining insights into local life and traditions. Return to Kigoma for a relaxing evening and overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Gombe Stream National Park
Today, set out for Gombe Stream National Park, known for its chimpanzee population. The journey involves a scenic boat transfer, and upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely day in this pristine natural haven.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Short Trekking
Embark on an exhilarating day of chimpanzee tracking in Gombe Stream National Park. Delve into the lush greenery, and witness these incredible primates in their natural habitat. A short trek adds to the adventure, providing a closer look at the diverse flora and fauna.

Day 6: More Chimpanzee Tracking and Bird Watching
Continue your exploration of Gombe Stream National Park with another day of chimpanzee tracking. Additionally, indulge in bird watching, immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of the park.

Day 7: Gombe Stream National Park to Kigoma
Bid farewell to Gombe Stream National Park as you return to Kigoma by boat. Spend the evening in Kigoma, reflecting on the unique experiences gained in the chimpanzee habitat.

Day 8: Fly to Mahale Mountains National Park
Embark on a flight to Mahale Mountains National Park, another jewel in Tanzania’s wilderness. Arrive and take in the breathtaking landscapes that characterize this remote and untouched part of the country.

Day 9: Chimpanzee Tracking and Observation
Spend the day in Mahale Mountains National Park indulging in more chimpanzee tracking and observation. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, appreciating the beauty and diversity of this pristine natural environment.

Day 10: Domestic Flight to Dar es Salaam for International Departure
Conclude your Tanzanian odyssey with a domestic flight back to Dar es Salaam. From there, catch your international departure, carrying with you the memories of an extraordinary 9-night, 10-day adventure exploring the wonders of Tanzania’s wildlife and landscapes.

 

Cost  :

Pax 4 7
Cost per person ₹ 240,000 ₹ 199,999

All above cost is per person for minimum number of people and above,
excluding GST & TCS as applicable for minimum group of specified people. 

 

Inclusion

  • Accommodations
    • Dar-E-Salam : Basic guest house stay
    • Kigoma : Lodge
    • Gombe National Park : Park Cottages
    • Mahale National Parl : Safari lodge
  • Meals
    • Dinner & Breakfast during stay at Kigoma, Gombe, Mahale national park
    • Breakfast only during Dar-E-Salam stays
  • All transfers between places in shared taxi
  • 4 X 4 safari vehicle during safari days
  • National Park entrances and fees
  • English Speaking local Driver with good knowledge of the region
  • Accommodations taxes where applicable

Exclusion

  • International flights, visa & Travel insurances
  • Compulsory tipping as per regional policy / practices
  • 5% GST and TCS as applicable at the time of confirmation
  • Any meals or accommodations not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses like laundary, Beverages etc
  • Bank Transaction charges and remittances at the time of payment
  • Any additional expenses due to climatic conditions, on ground transportation or operational issues, political unrest or situations beyond our control

As low as :

₹ 2,10,000

₹ 1,99,999/-

Per person Group cost (check cost tab for details)

Additional info :

Customised

10 Days

Any age

June to October || November to March

Experiential stay

Room + Breakfast

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