Exploring three more remote National Parks - Ruaha in the centre of the country, Katavi further west and Mahale Mountains bordering Lake Tanganyika
Mwagusi Safari Camp: 3 nights
Chada Katavi: 4 nights
Greystoke Mahale: 3 nights
Including flights, transfers, all meals and most drinks, Park fees and safari activities
Fly overnight from London via Nairobi to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
DAYS 2 to 4
You will be driven across town to Arusha airport for a short flight to RUAHA NATIONAL PARK where your safari begins. In one of Tanzania's lesser visited parks, we have chosen Mwagusi Safari Camp, our favourite in the area with very good guiding. Each spacious tent is set on its own wooden platform under a huge thatch roof in a private location on the riverbank. Dry for most for the year, the river bed is a route frequently used by the game which is found in this lovely park. The dining room and bar are cool and airy and there is a comfortable reading banda.
Known for its large elephant and buffalo herds, Ruaha National Park is also a great place to see both greater and lesser kudu as well as the majestic sable and roan antelope. Predators include lion, leopard and cheetah and it is home to the African hunting dog, otherwise known as wild or painted dog.
DAYS 5 to 8
Fly on to KATAVI NATIONAL PARK, miles from anywhere and reputedly with a greater density of mammals than any other Tanzanian reserve. Game viewing is by vehicle and on foot and overnight fly camping can be arranged with mouth-watering bush cuisine, piping hot water from a bucket shower and your bed unrolled under mosquito nets below borassus palms.
At tented Chada Katavi, every comfort awaits you with fine wooden furniture, woven rugs and beds spread with crisp white Egyptian cottons. The mess tent is lit with candles and lanterns at night and you will be served fine wines to accompany a delicious dinner.
DAYS 9 to 11
There are no roads within 100 kms of Greystoke Mahale so the only way in is by light aircraft and then by dhow from the airstrip. As you arrive, the huge thatched roof of the bar and mess area are visible against the deep green of the forested slopes of the MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK and the white sandy beach. Your open-fronted ‘banda’ is set back amongst the palms with an upstairs chill-out deck looking out to the lake. The design of the whole camp is most imaginative.
The length of time it takes to find the chimpanzees varies with their movements but any effort required is fully rewarded by the hour spent in their presence, watching their daily life of grooming, wrestling, bickering, foraging, eating, and mothering. Be sure to show respect to the alpha male!
Back on the beach, go fishing or kayaking along the lake shore, swim in the beautifully clear waters and enjoy the peacefulness of this amazing setting.
Fly home via Kilimanjaro and overnight from Nairobi
NOMAD TANZANIA, in their own words 'an eclectic mix of visionary people', is the small owner-run safari company behind Chada Katavi and Greystoke Mahale. They also offer tented WILDERNESS MOBILE CAMPS, the perfect way for a family or group of friends to enjoy a real bush experience. With 4-wheel drive vehicles, and fully equipped and staffed camps, this gives you a rare chance for roving explorations in another area - your own tailor-made mobile safari!
Diverse Kenya & Chilled Zanzibar
Exploring and game viewing in some of Kenya's most beautiful and contrasting scenery before unwinding by the Indian Ocean
Palacina: 1 night
Elsa's Kopje: 2 nights
Loisaba: 2 nights
II Moran: 3 nights
Matemwe Lodge: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, most meals, most drinks on safari, Park fees and safari activities
Wild Places: Rwanda & Tanzania
For those who wish to get off the beaten track and yet see fantastic game: trek to see mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda before game viewing in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge: 3 nights
Kigali Serena Hotel: 1 night
Lemala Ewanjan Camp: 3 nights
Gibbs Farm: 1 night
Including - flights, driver/guides, other transfers, most meals, gorilla trekking permit, Park fees and safari activities
Northern Tanzania & Zanzibar
A privately guided safari to the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks with perfect relaxation on Zanzibar Island
Kirurumu Tented Lodge: 2 nights
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: 2 nights
Kirurumu Serengeti Camp: 3 nights
Breezes Beach Club and Spa: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, most meals, Park fees, driver/guide and safari activities
Short & Sweet, Tanzania & Mafia
With diverse safari adventures in the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania including game drives, walks and viewing by boat followed by a lovely remote beach location on Mafia Island for good diving, snorkelling and generally relaxing!
Selous Impala: 3 nights
Mdonya Old River: 2 nights
Pole Pole: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, all meals, safari Park fees and activities
Romantic Tanzanian Honeymoon
Exclusive and very romantic, relaxation at the coast before exploring the Selous Game Reserve and then head off to the island of Pemba for a luxurious retreat and fantastic marine life
2 nights Ras Kutani
5 nights Siwandu
5 nights Fundu Lagoon
Including - flights, transfers, all meals and most drinks, Park fees and safari activities