Experience a classic safari in East Africa’s most untouched wild places.
From Katavi Game Reserve to Mahale Mountains National Park, indulge your spirit of adventure.
Katavi boasts a wonderful array of habitats. From reeded floodplains and open grasslands; dense forests, rivers and lakes, the reserve is home to the continent’s largest herds of buffalo. Explore the magnificent landscapes in search of wildlife in a 4×4 safari vehicle or set off on foot to discover the finer details of the bush. Watch crocodiles and hippos surface in the seasonal Lake Chada. Spend lazy afternoons out on the waters of Lake Tanganyika. And sleep beneath the stars on an exhilarating fly camping adventure. Listen to tales of the legendary huntsman Katabi, the park’s namesake, as you relax around a crackling bonfire.
Your adventure continues at Greystoke Mahale, famous for its thriving population of chimpanzees. In the mornings, explore the forest. Later, retire to the comfort of your private deck. Lastly, end your day with refreshing sundowners aboard a romantic dhow cruise.
A true taste of wild Africa, this adventure is ideal for seasoned travellers looking for an experience that is authentic and out of the ordinary.
1 night in Arusha
Your Tanzania safari kicks off in the country’s largest coffee plantation. A game drive in Mt Meru National Park, accompanied by a delicious picnic lunch, makes a wonderful outing. Take a stroll through the plantation on a “Bean to Cup” Coffee Estate Tour, or ask your hosts about excursions to the historical museum, Mt Meru and the foot of Kilimanjaro. You can also choose to spend the afternoon at Cultural Heritage, which specialises in African crafts, carvings, gemstones and clothing.
Enjoy scrumptious meals in the Coffee Lodge lounge or sip on your favourite drinks in the bar area.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Arusha Coffee Lodge
The aptly named Arusha Coffee Lodge lies hidden among the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, below the rugged peaks of Mt Meru. Unwind in your plantation suite which boasts a romantic four-poster bed draped in Egyptian cotton, a split-level sitting area, ensuite bathroom, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, an open fireplace, personal bar and private veranda, which overlooks rows and rows of berry-laden coffee bushes.
3 nights in Katavi National Park
Katavi Game Reserve in the far west of Tanzania is somewhere that even today, few people have been lucky enough to visit. Perhaps because of this, it feels untouched, almost like travelling back in time. Katavi is home to a plethora of wildlife, from vast herds of buffalo and elephant to an assortment of stealthy predators. Adventures include twice-daily game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, guided bush walks and fly camping which will take you to the untamed heart of the Katavi wilderness.
From its elevated vantage point, Chada Katavi offers its guests breathtaking panoramic views, which can be enjoyed from the privacy of the tents or from the beautifully appointed dining area.
Savour both indoor and outdoor dining; enjoy picnic breakfasts in the bush and sundowners cocktails around the campfire.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Nestled under the mottled shade of large acacia and tamarind trees, on the edge of the scenic Chada floodplain, is the beautiful Chada Katavi – a classic safari-style camp, remotely situated to offer unrivalled game viewing in pristine wilderness. Six beautifully furnished tents boast fine wooden furniture, oh-so comfy beds, and a lovely bush bathroom set behind the tent.
4 nights in Mahale Mountain National Park
With its charismatic ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere, Greystoke Mahale radiates an undeniable air of adventure. It is located at the foot of the densely forested Mahale Mountains, home to a thriving population of chimpanzees. Adventures include chimpanzee safaris, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing.
Spend the morning exploring the forest before retiring to the comfort of your private deck, ending your day with refreshing sundowners aboard a romantic dhow cruise.
Indulge in a variety of sumptuous dishes. Private dinners by candlelight on the beach can be arranged.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Luxury bandas are open- fronted to offer the very best views of Lake Tanganyika and the adjoining bathrooms are accessible by means of raised wooden walkways. An upstairs viewing deck offers a tranquil haven after a rewarding day of chimp viewing. The guest area, casually named ‘The Mess’, is loosely modelled on traditional Tongwe architecture. It consists of a bar, dining area, library and small raised platforms that have been converted into cosy sitting areas and boast superb views of the Lake.
Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
1 night Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge in a Plantation Room on a bed and breakfast basis
Transfer from Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge to Arusha Airport
Scheduled flight from Arusha Airport to Southern Katavi Airstrip
Transfer from Southern Katavi Airstrip to Chada Katavi
3 nights Chada Katavi in a Tent on a fully-inclusive basis (includes all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Transfer from Chada Katavi to Southern Katavi Airstrip
Scheduled flight from Southern Katavi Airstrip to (Mahale) Ikuu Airstrip
Transfer from Mahale Airstrip to Greystoke Mahale
3 nights Greystoke Mahale in a Banda on a fully-inclusive basis (includes all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Transfer from Greystoke Mahale to Mahale Airstrip
Scheduled flight from Mahale (Ikuu) Airstrip to Arusha Airport
Transfer from Arusha Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport
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