10 Day Katavi & Mahale Tours | Fly-In Tanzania Safari 2024/2025


10 Day Katavi & Mahale Tours | Fly-In Tanzania Safari 2024/2025

Duration :   10 Days 9 Nights
The Price :   $ 11,731
Total Seats :  500/500

10-Day Katavi & Mahale Tours | Fly-In Tanzania Safari 2024/2025: Welcome to an extraordinary 10-day safari that will take you to two outstanding and less-explored wildlife Safari destinations in Western Tanzania. Allow yourself to create never-ending memories and gather countless stories to share with generations to come.


Embark on your journey at the Chada Katavi Camp, settled in the heart of Katavi National Park in western Tanzania. This secreted gem, known to few, offers awe-inspiring sightings of majestic wildlife in a pristine and undamaged wilderness. It feels as if you have traveled back in time, witnessing the era when vast herds of animals roamed freely.


After immersing yourself in the fascinating world of elephants, buffalo, and magnificent big cats, get ready for an exclusive African Safari experience at the enchanting Greystoke Mahale Camp. Located along the golden shores of Lake Tanganyika, this camp provides an ideal location for encounters with our closest animal relatives. Imagine being face-to-face with chimpanzees as you traverse the canopied forests of Mahale National Park. Your expert guides will not only show you the way but also introduce you to other fascinating primates, birds, and mesmerizing butterflies along your trail.


Prepare yourself for an incredible adventure, where nature’s wonders and close encounters with wildlife await you at every turn.

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Suitable for individuals seeking their second safari experience or those craving an authentic safari adventure, this journey promises to create a bond with nature like never before.


Itinerary Overview


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Day 1: Arrival in Arusha or Dar es Salaam – 1 Night


Day 2:

Departure from Arusha or Dar es Salaam to Katavi via flight.


Day 2 – 5

Accommodation at Chada Katavi for a duration of 4 nights.


Day 6:

Flight from Katavi to the Mahale Mountains.


Day 6 – 8

Stay at Greystoke Mahale for 3 nights.


Day 9:

Return flight from Mahale to Arusha or Dar es Salaam for 1 Night


Day 10:

Outbound flight or extend this trip to Zanzibar preferably Pemba stay at Fundu Lagoon.


Note: This itinerary is subject to change as per travel arrangements and availability.

Schedule Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro or Julius Nyerere International Airport

Upon arrival at the airport one of our East Africa Safari Guides representative will be waiting to welcome you in Tanzania, a transfer to the airport will be made.


In Arusha Stay at the Serena Hotel

In Dar es Salaam Stay at the Serena Hotel

Day 2 - 5: Chada Katavi - Katavi National Park | 4 Nights

On the first day, you will fly from Dar es Salaam to Chada Katavi on a small scenic aircraft.


About Chada Katavi | 4 Nights


Katavi truly stands as one of the last frontiers, largely untouched since its first encounter with Nomad back in the day. This splendid wilderness beckons individuals to revel in a safari experience devoid of throngs, sometimes even without fellow companions. Operating solely from June to November, Chada epitomizes a destination for which people should eagerly vie - the payoff is undoubtedly exceptional.

Positioned deep within the heart of Katavi National Park – in the isolated expanse of Western Tanzania, this camp finds comfort beneath a sheltering canopy of acacia and tamarind trees, peering over the expansive Chada Plain. It pulsates with vibrant wildlife activity, particularly during the dry season, often frequented by majestic elephants offering a truly renowned safari experience in Africa.


Tour Activities at Katavi National Park

Katavi is renowned for its extraordinary wildlife, featuring extensive herds of buffalo roaming the vast plains. In addition, visitors can encounter majestic elephants, mighty lions, elusive leopards, formidable crocodiles, and the massive hippopotamus. The park is also home to rare antelope species such as the sable and roan.

During the dry season, a spectacle unfolds as hundreds of hippopotamuses congregate around limited water sources, while crocodiles take shelter in riverbank caves. This unique phenomenon showcases the incredible resilience of these fascinating creatures.


The range of activities in Katavi is unparalleled, catering to the varied traveler’s interests. Escape for epic walking safaris, where you can intimately explore the landscape on foot, guided by our experienced team. Alternatively, join game drives in open 4WD vehicles, providing an exhilarating way to observe wildlife up close.


For a truly captivating adventure, night drives reveal a different side of the park, unveiling nocturnal creatures and their awe-inspiring behaviors.


For those seeking a truly immersive experience, the fly camping option allows you to sleep under the vast African sky, surrounded by the symphony of nature. Incomparable Birdwatching opportunities and captivating encounters with iconic mammals further enrich your safari experience.


Extra Information About Chada


  • There are a total of six tents available for accommodation.


  • These tents offer en-suite bathrooms equipped with eco-flush toilets and bucket showers.


  • Guests can enjoy hot and cold water whenever needed.


  • The entire property is powered by solar energy.


  • Tents are provided with a 24-hour electricity supply.


  • Public areas have charging facilities compatible with 3-pin square sockets.


  • Mobile phone coverage may be patchy and cannot be guaranteed.


  • Children over the age of 12 are welcome.


  • The camp is open from June to November.


  • Please note that there is no wifi available.


Day 6 - 8: Mahale National Park - Greystoke Mahale | 3 Nights

About Greystoke Mahale


Discover the significant realm of Mahale where an encounter with the most privileged primates on Earth awaits you: the wild chimpanzees and the dedicated cohort of trackers, guides, and helpers who share their lush sanctuary. On this 10-Day Katavi & Mahale Tours witness the splendor of nature intertwined with the heart of tranquility

Bathed in the sun's gentle rays filtering through the forest canopy, these enthusiastic chimpanzees frolic and coexist in perfect harmony at Greystoke Mahale. Nestled at the peaceful lakeshore, this remarkable haven extends its welcoming embrace, crafted from majestic vintage dhows, inviting intrepid guests to partake in a new realm of delight.

Greystoke, legendary for its premier location by the translucent lake, thrives in symbiosis with the chimpanzees that grace its surroundings. Immerse yourself in the heart of this extraordinary lodge, where a plethora of offerings awaits. Indulge in our expansive central dining area, where delectable cuisines are savored together at our communal dining table, fostering a sense of camaraderie. Delve into knowledge at their library, where stories of wilderness and exploration come alive. Unwind at the open-air bar, as you relish in your encounters and forge new connections with fellow adventurers.

An adventure to Greystoke Mahale is an escape like no other, a chance to become one with nature and marvel at the wonders of wildlife. Prepare to be captivated by the charm of the majestic chimpanzees, their vibrant habitats, and the magic of this unparalleled setting.


What to do in Mahale?


The main goal is usually to get to a wild chimpanzee troop, whose complicated political and social maneuverings take place just a few feet away from the tour groups. On twisting woodland pathways, guides reveal life beyond the chimps, including nine other primate species, insects not seen elsewhere, and a pharmacopeia of medicinal plants.

The lake is also an excellent natural habitat to explore. Explore the lake by kayaking towards the Congo at sunrise, feeling the thrill of diving off the dhow into its sunset seas, and seeing hippos moonwalk in the depths.


Visit The Nomad  Philanthropy

A visit to Katumbi on the park's border provides an opportunity to experience a Lake Tanganyika community and see the activities of the Nomad Trust. You can visit the primary school, where the Nomad Trust has built and outfitted classrooms and installed solar electricity, as well as the community clinic, which provides crucial healthcare ranging from first aid to midwifery services.


More Information About Greystoke Mahale Lodge


  • Six bandas


  • Ensuite bathrooms and flush toilets


  • Private dinner is possible.


  • Complimentary laundry service.


  • Room-lockable safe-bag or lockbox.


  • Charging is available in public spaces.


  • Triples are available (subject to chimp permit limits).


  • Game walks.


  • Chimp trekking and jungle walks.


  • Boat safaris.


  • Community interaction.


  • Sundowners
Day 9: Fly back to Arusha or Julius Nyerere International Airport

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airstrip to catch a flight to either Arusha or Dar es Salaam.

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, relax, and rejuvenate. 

Day 10: Transfer Home

Depending on your International flight, you will be escorted to the airport to connect flight home or extend this trip to Zanzibar Island. Take to our sales team for more details.


  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Domestic Flights
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Welcome Drinks


  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • International Flights
  • Visa Fee


  • Village Visit
  • Walking Safari
  • Wildlife Viewing

Why Book With Us?

  • Western Tanzania Safari Experience
  • We are Safari Experts
  • We are Native, We Live Here

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