ITINERARIES FOR THE WESTERN CIRCUIT

Here are exciting Itineraries of the Western Circuit that we have compiled for you to choose from for your perfect Western Tanzania Adventure. You can view them or select the duration you intend to spend Safari.

ITINERARY GUIDE

Please take note that W.C. 003 to 004 indicates the number of nights you will spend on the Western Safari Circuit.

4 Days / 3 Nights

W. C. 003

Options

Option A – 3 Nights Mahale Mountains National Park

Option B – 3 Nights Katavi National Park

Option C – 1 Night Kigoma + 2 Nights Gombe Forest

Option A – W. C. 003A

3 NIGHTS MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1:

7:00 am – You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and be transferred to the airport for an early morning Shared Charter flight from Arusha to Mahale. After landing at Mahale Airstrip, you will be transferred to the camp/lodge by Dhow boat. You will reach the camp/lodge after one and a half hours of Dhow trip and be welcomed by Camp Staff on your arrival. Lunch at the camp followed by afternoon Chimpanzee trekking (Should time allow, alternatively short Forest Walk) Evening Sundowners on the Beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Mahale

DAY 2:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Go for morning Chimpanzee trekking

12:30 pm – Return to the camp/lodge for lunch and spend your afternoon at leisure. Evening Sundowners on the beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Mahale

 

DAY 3:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Depart for morning Chimpanzee trekking

12:30 pm – Return to the camp/lodge for lunch and spend your afternoon at leisure. Evening Sundowners on the beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Mahale

 

DAY 4:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – One and a half hour transfer by Dhow boat to Mahale airstrip. Depart with Shared Charter Flight from Mahale to Arusha with Packed Lunch.

Option B – W. C. 003B

3 NIGHTS KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1:

7:00 am – Pick up from your hotel in Arusha to the airport. Board a shared charter flight and fly from Arusha to Katavi National Park. A vehicle will transfer you from the airstrip to the lodge camp. You will receive a warm welcome from the staff at the lodge camp followed by lunch. You shall an afternoon/evening Game Drive (should time allow). Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Katavi

 

DAY 2:

7:00 am – Light breakfast at the lodge camp

7:30 am – Depart for morning Walking Safari (if booked within package) or go for morning Game Drive

11:30 am – Return to the lodge camp for Brunch/early lunch. Afternoon at leisure, later have some tea followed by afternoon/early evening Game Drive. Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Katavi

 

DAY 3:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – With picnic lunch, go for a full day Game Drive in Katavi National Park

3:30 pm – Return to the lodge camp. Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Barbecue dinner and overnight in Katavi

 

DAY 4:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – With packed lunch, you will be transferred to the Katavi airstrip to board a shared charter flight back to Arusha

Option C – W. C. 003C

1 NIGHT KIGOMA + 2 NIGHTS GOMBE FOREST

DAY 1:

7:00 am – You will be picked up from you hotel in Arusha and be transferred to the airport to board a shared chattered flight to Kigoma. You will be transferred from Kigoma airport to your hotel in Kigoma town

1:00 pm – Lunch at the hotel

2:00 pm – Go for an afternoon trip to Ujiji town and Livingstone Memorial (an optional visit to the Local Fishing Village)

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Kigoma

 

DAY 2:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Depart for a 2 hour Dhow boat trip to Gombe Stream National Park for morning Chimpanzee trekking

1:00 pm – Go for lunch at the lodge camp

2:00 pm – Afternoon Chimpanzee trekking

4:00 pm – Evening Sundowners on the beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Gombe Forest

 

DAY 3:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Go for morning Chimpanzee trekking

1:00 pm – Return to the lodge camp for lunch

2:00 pm – Afternoon at leisure. Evening Sundowners on the beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Gombe Forest

 

DAY 4:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Take a 2 hour transfer by Dhow boat to Kigoma town where you shall board a shared charter flight back to Arusha with packed lunch

5 Days / 4 Nights

W. C. 004

Options

Option A – 4 Nights Katavi National Park

Option B -1 Night Kigoma +  3 Nights Gombe Forest

Option A – W. C. 004A

4 NIGHTS KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1:

7:00 am – You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and transferred to the airport to board a shared chartered flight to Katavi National Park where a vehicle shall transfer you to your lodge camp for lunch.

1:00 pm – Afternoon/early evening Game Drive (if time will allow). Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Katavi

 

 

DAY 2:

7:00 am – Light breakfast

7:30 am – Go for morning Walking Safari (if booked within package) or morning Game Drive. Return to the lodge camp for Brunch/early lunch. Afternoon at leisure then have some tea before going for afternoon/early evening Game Drive. Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight Katavi

 

DAY 3:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Full day Game Drive with picnic lunch at Katavi National Park. Tanzania’s third largest national park, it lies in the remote southwest of the country, within a truncated arm of the Rift Valley that terminates in the shallow, brooding expanse of Lake Rukwa.

The bulk of Katavi supports a hypnotically featureless cover of tangled brachystegia woodland, home to substantial but elusive populations of the localized eland, sable and roan antelopes. But the main focus for game viewing within the park is the Katuma River and associated floodplains such as the seasonal Lakes Katavi and Chada. During the rainy season, these lush, marshy lakes are a haven for myriad water birds, and they also support Tanzania’s densest concentrations of hippo and crocodile.

It is during the dry season, when the floodwaters retreat, that Katavi truly comes into its own. The Katuma, reduced to a shallow, muddy trickle, forms the only source of drinking water for miles around, and the flanking floodplains support game concentrations that defy belief. An estimated 4,000 elephants might converge on the area, together with several herds of 1,000-plus buffalo, while an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala and reedbuck provide easy pickings for the numerous lion prides and spotted hyena clans whose territories converge on the floodplains.

3:30 pm – Return to the lodge camp. Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Barbecue dinner and overnight in Katavi

 

DAY 4:

7:00 am – Light breakfast

7:30 am – Go for morning Walking Safaris (if booked within package) or go for morning Game Drive. Return to the lodge camp for Brunch/early lunch, afternoon at leisure. Have tea then go for afternoon/early evening Game Drive. Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Katavi

DAY 5:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Your driver guide will transfer you to Katavi airstrip where you shall board a shared charter flight back to Arusha with packed lunch

Option B – W. C. 004B

1 NIGHT KIGOMA + 3 NIGHTS GOMBE FOREST

DAY 1:

7:00 am – You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha/Dar-Es-Salaam and transferred to the airport to board a shared chartered flight to Kigoma where a vehicle will transfer you to your lodge/hotel in Kigoma town.

1:00 pm – After lunch go for an afternoon trip to Ujiji town and Livingstone Memorial (an optional visit to a local fishing village)

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Kigoma

 

DAY 2:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Depart for a 2 hour Dhow boat transfer to Gombe Stream and arrive at your lodge camp. Go for morning Chimpanzee trekking

12:30 pm – Lunch at the lodge camp followed by afternoon Chimpanzee trekking. Evening Sundowners on the beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight Gombe Forest

 

 

DAY 3:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Go for morning Chimpanzee trekking

12:30 pm – Lunch at the lodge camp and afternoon at leisure. Evening Sundowners on the beach

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight Gombe Forest

 

DAY 4:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – Go for morning Chimpanzee trekking

12:30 pm –Lunch at the lodge camp and afternoon at leisure. Evening Sundowners

7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight Gombe Forest

 

DAY 5:

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – 2 hour Transfer by Dhow boat to Kigoma where you shall board a shared chartered flight back to Arusha/Dar-Es-Salaam.