AJT075 - RUAHA & MAHALE CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights…………..

·         Home to one of the best chimpanzee trekking in Africa.

·         Chimp Trekking in the wild mountains of Mahale.

·         Experience chimp families in their natural habitats

·         View the spectacle of the Crater to the migration in full spate in the southern plains

·         Enjoy view of great elephant herds and baobabs in Ruaha

 

More to explore…………….

Activities: Chimpanzee trekking

Accommodation: 5 nights in camps and huts.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Ruaha National Park Ruaha River Lodge LDBB Flight, P
2 Ruaha National Park Ruaha River Lodge LDBB A, P
3 Ruaha National Park Ruaha River Lodge LDBB A, P
4 Katavi National Park Katavi Tented Camp LDBB Flight, P
5 Katavi National Park Katavi Tented Camp LDBB A, P
6 Katavi National Park Katavi Tented Camp LDBB A, P
7 Mahale Mountains Nkungwe Camp LDBB Flight, P
8 Mahale Mountains Nkungwe Camp LDBB A, P
9 Mahale Mountains Nkungwe Camp LDBB A, P
10 Depart     Flight, Depart

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing

 

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 - Ruaha National Park

On arrival Dar es Salaam, take your scheduled flight to Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania, offering exceptional scenery, habitats and wildlife viewing. Ruaha is one of Tanzania great parks yet receives very few visitors because of its remoteness. As a result the 4x 4 game drives are very rewarding.   Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day   2 - Ruaha National Park

Whole day in Ruaha with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (LDBB)

 
Day 3 - Ruaha National Park

Whole day in Ruaha with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 4 - Katavi National Park

 From Ruaha, we fly to Katavi National Park which receives less than 300 visitors yet contains super-abundant wildlife. In this mesmerizing, desolate wilderness, buffalo herds and hippo pods can stretch as far as the eye can see, especially in the dry season. The game experience here is unlike anywhere in Africa and you will feel utterly privileged to travel through this magnificent game country.  Afternoon shared game drive.  Meals and overnight at Katavi Tented Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 5 - Katavi National Park

Whole day in Katavi with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Katavi Tented Camp (LDBB)

 
Day 6 - Katavi National Park

Whole day in Katavi with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Katavi Tented Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 7 - Mahale National Reserve

After breakfast, fly to Mahale National Reserve.  There is no better way to end your safari than at the exclusive Nkunge Camp, a wonderful haven on the golden shores of Lake Tanganyika. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, the camp allows guests to follow chimpanzees which live in the Mahale Mountains, just behind the camp. As you return from this utterly absorbing adventure and dive into the warm waters of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, it will dawn on you what a special place this is, a place of pure Nirvana.

 Meals and overnight at Nkungwe Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 8 - Mahale National Reserve

Morning and afternoon activities.  Meals and overnight at Nkungwe Camp (LDBB)

 

Day   9 - Mahale National Reserve

Morning and afternoon activities.  Meals and overnight at Nkungwe Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 10 – Departure

Today, take a charter flight to Ruaha where you will join the schedule flight to Dar es Salaam and connect with your onward flight home.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

The Package Includes:

3 Nights accommodation at Ruaha River Lodge

3 Nights accommodation at Katavi Tented Camp

3 Nights accommodation at Nkungwe Camp

All game drives as per itinerary

All park entrance fees

Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide

Transport in 1  x 7 Seater 4 x 4 vehicle

The Package Excludes:

All International Flights + Taxes

Visas

Travel & Personal accident insurance

Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.

Excursions not detailed in above program

Included flights:

Scheduled return flight Dar Es Salaam – Ruaha – Dar Es Salaam

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

Complimentary Africa Journeys 500ml mineral water

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