Mahale, Katavi & Lake Tanganyika

Mahale, Katavi & Lake Tanganyika

Mahale Mountains National Park, Katavi National Park and Lake Tanganyika provide a true African wilderness experience in Tanzania’s remote and undiscovered west.

Katavi National Park

The lesser visited Katavi National Park provides an exclusive, untamed and wild safari experience. Accessible only by light aircraft, the 4,471km2 park is supported by three seasonal rivers; the Katuma, Kavu and Kapapa. Following the rains, the park shows similarities to the Okavango Delta whilst the dry season brings the rapid loss of water sources with hippo and crocodile in their thousands collecting in diminishing pools, large populations of mammals flocking to the rivers in search of water followed by vast numbers of predators and the imminent fight for survival in this wild and arid area.

Mahale National Park

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the 1,650km2 Mahale Mountain National Park is home to the Mahale Mountain range and one of the largest wild chimpanzee populations. Habituated since the 1960’s these chimpanzees remain completely wild whilst allowing for close up human encounters – this is undoubtedly one of the prime chimpanzee experiences in the world.

Lake Tanganyika

The world’s longest, second oldest and second deepest fresh-water lake; Lake Tanganyika laps the shores of Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.

The clear, warm waters of the lake are home to more than 470 species of fish including 250 species of cichlid fish, of which 98% are endemic to Lake Tanganyika.

A warm year-round climate and fresh warm waters coupled with extensive water sports available on Lake Tanganyika, provide an exceptional, exclusive ‘beach’ extension to any East African safari in this untouched portion of East Africa.

Experiences in Mahale, Katavi & Lake Tanganyika

Guided Walking Safaris

Experiencing the smells, sights, and sounds of the bush on foot is one of the...

Honeymoon Safaris

Dramatic skies, champagne sundowners, endless white beaches, and intimate safari destinations, there are very few...

Bush Meals

Beyond spotting wildlife, a bush meal in the African wilderness is a quintessential element of...

Traditional Dhow Cruises

Experience the best of the Indian Ocean aboard a traditional Swahili dhow; discover remote islands...

Kayaking & Canoeing

Take to the waters of East Africa on an adventure; kayaking on lakes while elephants...

Chimpanzee Trekking

Discover the beauty, intelligence, and social structures of the chimpanzees on a trekking experience in...

Wild Fishing

There is nothing more exciting than experiencing the thrill of wild fishing; casting a lure...

Spa Treatments

There is no better way to unwind after an exhilarating game drive, whilst on safari...

Boat Safaris

Discover a completely different perspective of the African bush on an intricate journey that promises...

Authentic Cultural Interactions

From afternoons spent witnessing the unphotographed ancient singing wells of Samburu, to days learning the...

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