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Gombe Stream Chimp Safari
Luxury Tented Camp or HostelTrekking, swimming 4 Days from USD $2,250
GOMBE STREAM IS HOME TO ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING WILD POPULATIONS OF CHIMPANZEES ON THE CONTINENT.
FOUNDED BY JANE GOODALL, THE REFUGE ENCOMPASSES A THIN STRIP OF RAIN FOREST ON THE SHORES OF THE EMERALD
COLORED LAKE TANGANYIKA. THE FORESTED SHORES ARE ALSO HOME TO RED COLOBUS, RED-TAIL AND BLUE MONKEYS.
THE DENSE VEGETATION MAKES IT UNSUITABLE HABITAT FOR CARNIVORES, SO YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE LONG WALKS AND
HIKES THROUGHOUT THE RESERVE, LED BY RANGERS AND PARK RESEARCHERS WHO STUDY THE CHIMPS AND TRACK THEIR DAILY MOVEMENTS.
Early this morning you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the airport for the 6:50am Precision Air flight to Mwanza, arriving at 7:50am. From here you will depart on the 12:00pm Auric Aviation flight to Kigoma arriving at 1:45pm. On arrival you will be met and taken the Kigoma Hilltop Hotel for your 2 hour boat ride to Gombe Stream National Park. An extension of the Rift Valley, Lake Tanganyika was formed around 20 million years ago and is the longest fresh water lake in the world, as well as the second deepest. The views on the lake are spectacular and you may meet the local fishermen as they go about their business.Your stay here will be either at the luxurious Gombe Forest Lodge, or the National Park’s Gombe Hostel. Gombe Forest Lodge is a “tented” camp set under huge Mango trees on the white sand shores of Lake Tanganyika. It takes a maximum of 14 guests in 5 elevated guest tents, plus a large dining structure and lounge. Each thachted tent has large queen or twin beds, full ensuite facilities, and private covered verandas with chairs and tables. Meals are served in the main dinning area or on the beach under candlelight.
DAY 2 - GOMBE STREAM NATIONAL PARK - CHIMP TREK
Arise early this morning as you will be led on your first hike to find the Chimpanzees guided by one of the park’s armed rangers. Firstly, your guide will lead you to the site of last night's nests. Once these have been located, you will track the chimps to their present location. This can take anywhere from a ½ hour to 4 hours and the trek is often through quite difficult, hilly, but nonetheless spectacular terrain. The amount of time allowed may be limited to 1 hour a day depending on how many visitors are at the park. After your hike you will return to the camp for lunch. (Box lunches are not allowed in the park). The afternoon is yours to relax on the beach or snorkel in the clear waters of the lake or hike to the Kakombe waterfalls or Jane’s Peak (if time allows)Overnight - Gombe Forest Lodge or Gombe Hostel (all meals & activities)
DAY 3 - GOMBE STREAM NATIONAL PARK - CHIMP TREK / KIGOMA
This morning after an early breakfast you will set out with the park rangers in search of the Chimpanzees. The rangers carefully track the movements of the chimps so they can be located with minimal tracking. After spending your time with the chimps, you will return to camp for a late lunch.Afterwards it time to leave Gombe by boat, arriving in Kigoma Town in the late afternoon. Here you will be met and taken to the Lake Tanganyika Hotel, a new hotel near town, with quite landscaped gardens that stretch down to the lake.Overnight - Lake Tanganyika Hotel (B, L)
DAY 4 - KIGOMA / MWANZA / DAR ES SALAAM -
DEPART This morning you will be met and taken on a tour of Kigoma Town. Stops include a fishing village and morning tour of Kigoma Town and visit Dr. Livingstone house which is now a museum in Ujiji. Afterwards, you will driven back to your hotel for lunch (on your own account). You will then be transferred to Kigoma Airport for the 2:00pm Auric Aviation flight to Mwanza, arriving at 3:45pm. From her you will fly back to Dar es Salaam on the 4:50pm. Precision Air flight, arriving at 6:10pm.
- $3,350 per person for 2
- $2,950 per person for 3, with an additional single charge of $500
for 1- $2,750 per person for 4(Staying at Gombe Hostel)
- $2,950 For 1 person with single accommodations
- $2,550 per person for 2- $2,250 per person for 3plus single charge of $150
for 1- $1,950 per person for 4
Scheduled Flights: Dar es Salaam – Mwanza - Kigoma, Kigoma – Mwanza - Dar es Salaam
Boat transfers between Kigoma and Gombe
Services of park rangers on treks All drinks,
including alcoholic beverages,
excluding champagne and premium spirits at Gombe Forest Lodge only.
All National Park entry fees 2 Chimpanzee trekking permits Laundry services Guided tour of Kigoma Town Flying Doctors Service
6 Days Mahale Mountains National Park.Safari Details.
6 Days Western Tanzania travel, chimpanzee tracking safari to Mahale Mountain National park.
Costs from 1740$ per person Sharing, single traveler travels at extra alone 300$.
DAY 1 – Arusha to Kahama
06:00H,Shared Public bus from Arusha to Kahama ,Pick Up on arrival and transfer to the Patcom Lodge by Tax ,Hot Dinner at the Lodge ,Overnight at Patcom
DAY 2 – Kahama to Kigoma
06:00H,Shared Public bus from Kahama to Kigoma ,Pick Up on arrival and transfer to the Kigoma Hotel by Tax ,Hot Dinner at the Lodge ,Overnight at Kigoma Hotel
DAY 3 – Kigoma to Mahale Mountain National Park
06:00H,Breakfast at the Lodge transfer overland to Sigunga pickup by speed boat at 08:00H transfer to Bilenge and finally to the Bandas, Afternoon Chimpanzee Tracking in the forest ,After Hot Lunch at the Bandas , Bird Watching and Game Viewing ,Dinner and bonfire at the Bandas, Overnight at The Tanapa Bandas. You can also Do it with Mv. Liemba
DAY 4- Mahale Mountain National Park
07:00H_Breakfast at the Lodge or Bandas/ Rest House
08:00H,Chimpanzee Tracking in the forest ,Hot Lunch at the Lodge ,Fishing on the Lake ,Dinner and bonfire at the Lodge ,Overnight at Tanapa Bandas
DAY 5- Mahale Mountain National Park -Kigoma
07:00H,Breakfast at the Lodge 08:00H,Relax on the beach 2:00H,Transfer to the lake shore boat to Sigunga pickup and transfer back to Kigoma overnight at Kigoma Hotel
DAY 6- Kigoma Free day to choose self where to go after Mahale adventure
Western Combination Program
One of the best adventure program is
Day 1: Arrival
Arriving in Dar then transfer to royal Mirage for overnight
Day 2: Dar es Salam
Breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Kigoma on arrival transfer to Kigoma Hotel
Day 3; Transfer Day
After breakfast Transfer from Kigoma Hotel to Sunuka half way south to Mahale then board a speed boat 1hrs to Mahale National park for formalities and then proceed to the bandas afternoon beach safaris
Day 4-7 Mahale Mountain National Park
After breakfast another early morning game viewing (Chimpanzee tracking in the forest). Lunch at camp. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing by boat on the lake for 2-3 hrs. Mahale is one of the best locations on Lake Tanganyika for fishing; hence you will be able to catch a lot of fish in only a few hours’. Some of the types of species caught are the sangara (Nile Perch) and kuhe
Day 8 Mahale to Katavi
Day 9 Katavi
After breakfast game drive in Katavi National Park. This remote national park in western Tanzania is probably the wildest and most untouched reserve in the whole of Africa. Katavi contains one of the highest concentrations of wildlife amongst the Tanzanian parks. Thousands of buffalos, antelopes and elephants roaming the around the park provide ample feeding opportunity to the hundreds of prides of lions and other predators sharing the habitat. The park provides a good opportunity of viewing the rare species of cheetah and wild dogs. Other predators include leopards and hyenas. Prominent species include zebras, eland, topi, impala, hartebeest, waterbucks, giraffe, reedbuck and Defasssa. Dinner and overnight at Bandas.
Day 10 Katavi
After breakfast continue with another early morning game drive with picnic lunch. Prominent species of birds at the rivers include yellow-billed, open-billed and saddle-billed stork, pink-backed pelican, Africa spoonbill and numerous heron, egrets and plovers. Raptors include fish eagle, bateleur and white-backed vulture. Other species are also found in the woodland and floodplain areas of the park. Dinner and overnight at Bandas.
Day 11;Katavi to Kigoma
Private car Drive to Mpanda for Breakfast then onwards drive to Uvindza arriving Kigoma in the evening drop off at Mapinduzi Hotel
Day: 12; Kigoma to Dar
Transfer to the airport for Flight Back to Dar airport and then connect Flight to Zanzibar
The rates for the above mentioned program enterly depend on Accomodation choosen
When accomodations are the once mentioned above the price will be very low and when choose luxury tented camps the the price will be very high
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