Take the road less travelled in remote Western Tanzania, one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Here you will you safari in solitude and enjoy the rare privilege of tracking chimpanzee in their natural habitat.
Intrepid travellers and adventurous souls will delight in the wilderness haven of Katavi National Park, one of Tanzania’s most densely populated wildlife sanctuaries. Wild and relatively unexplored, Katavi’s massive floodplains connected by a network of fragile seasonal rivers are an undiscovered gem. Incredible sightings include elephant in huge numbers, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, Nile crocodile and hippo, as well as plains game including both roan and sable antelope.
Mahale Mountains National Park is one of the world’s best destinations for chimpanzee encounters. Accessible only by boat via Lake Tanganyika or by small aircraft, breathtakingly beautiful and road-free Mahale is truly off the beaten track. Its clear blue waters and lush, densely rainforested mountains that rise up out of the lake are a striking contrast to Katavi – and support some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa, a group of habituated chimps and at least eight other species of primate, as well as predators like leopard, lion and African wild dog.