8 DAYS CHIMPANZEE SAFARI GOMBE STREAM + MAHALE MOUNTAINS

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8 DAYS CHIMPANZEE SAFARI GOMBE STREAM + MAHALE MOUNTAINS

This is a perfect safari combination to see chimpanzee up close in western Tanzania.

Gombe Stream national park is the famous place where Jane Goodall did her research on chimpanzee populations. It is located on the western border of Tanzania and the Congo. and has 35 km² of protected land along the hills of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Mahale Mountains national park is located close by, south of the city of Kigoma. It is the only place where chimpanzees and lions co-exist.

This private safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace, exactly the way you like it. You will have a private safari vehicle and guide. This itinerary is only available in one class.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam
  • Day 2: Flight to Kigoma
  • Day 3: Gombe Stream National Park
  • Day 4: Gombe Stream National Park
  • Day 5: Drive & boat transfer from Kigoma to Mbali Mbali Lodge Mahale
  • Day 6: Mahale Mountains National Park
  • Day 7: Return from Mahale to Kigoma
  • Day 8: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will be eagerly waiting to warmly welcome you. He will be readily available to assist you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of all your travel needs, providing you with a memorable and unforgettable experience in Tanzania.

Day 2: Flight to Kigoma

Today you fly from Dar Es Salaam to Kigoma, on the western side of the country. When you arrive, a driver is waiting to bring you to your hotel, after which there is plenty of time to go for example on a city tour, visit a historial town or a nearby village, or go for boat ride on Lake Tanganyika. The next day it's all about the chimpanzees!

Day 3 - 4: Gombe Stream National Park

Have you always dreamed of seeing chimps in their natural habitat? Then by all means visit the Gombe Stream National Park where Jane Goodall once did her behavioural research on chimpanzee populations. This small national park lies along the western border of Tanzania on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, where it is only accessible by boat. Step into the footsteps of Jane Goodall as a guide takes you to watch groups of chimpanzees climb trees, play or nurse their babies!

Day 5 - 6: Mahale Mountains National Park

More chimpanzees await you in the Mahale Mountains National Park. At a 2.5-hour drive and a boat ride from Gombe National Park, this park is a bit larger and home to roughly 900 wild chimpanzees. The park is different from most since there are no roads and you have to go on foot. Experienced guides take you on a hike through the mountains in search of groups of chimpanzees. Once found, you get plenty of time to observe these beauties - a magical experience!

Day 7: Return from Mahale to Kigoma

After an amazing time with the chimpanzees, it is time to embark on your journey from Mahale back to Kigoma. This beautiful and adventurous journey by boat and car takes approximately eight hours.

Day 8: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

This is your last day! Today you fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam, from where you will catch your flight home. Having second thoughts? Then don't hesitate to extend your holiday to one of Tanzania's paradise islands such as Zanzibar, Pemba, or Mafia!

Make your dream trip come true with Tanzania Specialist

At Tanzania Specialist, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences, and our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

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