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8-Days Remote Western Tanzania - 8 Days

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NOMAD’S REMOTE WESTERN TANZANIA PACKAGE
A unique opportunity to enjoy one of the remotest regions in Africa
Combining 7 nights and 8 days in Katavi and Mahale, located in the Western
part of the marvelous Tanzania.

Overview
Day 1 to 4 – Katavi
Day 5 to 7 – Mahale
Day 8 – Mahale to Arusha

Day 1

Day 1 Chada Katavi:

Early morning departure from Arusha via the Serengeti (dependent on schedule) and Tabora

to refuel. Arrive into Katavi in time for a late lunch and a siesta.

Take a short afternoon walk with one of our safari guides and armed scout and see more of

the the area around camp, getting back in time for sundowners around the fire and supper in

the mess tent.

DAY 2. Chada Katavi

Morning game drive and head further into the wilds of Katavi. Katavi is renowned for its

game, huge herds of buffalo and elephants are often on the plains in front of camp and the

animal interaction can be intense.

We’d suggest sundowners out on the plains, the light is gorgeous at that time of day and

watch the big herds of buffalo come in.

DAY 3. Katavi fly camp:

Another early start to beat the heat; explore further afield and take a picnic lunch with you

stopping at your fly camp where you’ll spend the night.

After lunch we’d suggest a short walk around this new area, back in camp in time for sundowners

followed by dinner.

Day 2

DAY 2. Chada Katavi

Morning game drive and head further into the wilds of Katavi. Katavi is renowned for its

game, huge herds of buffalo and elephants are often on the plains in front of camp and the

animal interaction can be intense.

We’d suggest sundowners out on the plains, the light is gorgeous at that time of day and

watch the big herds of buffalo come in.

DAY 3. Katavi fly camp:

Another early start to beat the heat; explore further afield and take a picnic lunch with you

stopping at your fly camp where you’ll spend the night.

After lunch we’d suggest a short walk around this new area, back in camp in time for sundowners

followed by dinner.

Day 3

DAY 3. Katavi fly camp:
Another early start to beat the heat; explore further afield and take a picnic lunch with you
stopping at your fly camp where you’ll spend the night.
After lunch we’d suggest a short walk around this new area, back in camp in time for sundowners
followed by dinner.

Day 4

DAY 4. Chada Katavi:

Wake in your fly camp and enjoy a cook-out breakfast.

The choice is yours if you’d like to do a short walk, then a game drive back to camp or hop in

the vehicle and drive back to camp the long way.

We always love a siesta after lunch, then how about a gentle stroll and bird walk around the

camp and environs before drinks around the fire and supper

DAY 5. Greystoke Mahale:

Mid-morning departure from Chada Katavi for your one-hour flight to Mahale airstrip, followed

by a 90 minute trip down the lake in the dhow to Greystoke Mahale with lunch on board.

After arrival, settle into Greystoke, meeting the staff who will also tell you about the chimping

activities and all else on offer here. Afternoon at leisure to take a dhow cruise down the lake, a

spot of fishing, a short forest hike, or just relax on the beach or in the mess.

Meet at the bar for sundowner drinks before dinner in the mess.

DAY 6. Greystoke Mahale:

After breakfast in the mess, the scouts and trackers will tell you the whereabouts of the chimps.

Head off in two groups of six, walking up the narrow mountain trails to find them. On reaching

the chimps, spend an hour with them whilst they do their own thing, eating, foraging, playing,

squabbling…

After a well-earned lunch in the mess, head off on the dhow for a deep water swim out in the

lake. At sunset enjoy a beach supper under the stars as the sun sets over the lake

DAY 7. Greystoke Mahale:

Start the day with more chimp trekking after breakfast; take snacks along with you, sometimes

you have to walk quite far. If you’ve walked far the boat might meet you and take you on a

gentle cruise back to camp.

Catch up on the day’s stories around the bar, before dinner in the main mess.

Day 5

DAY 5. Greystoke Mahale:

Mid-morning departure from Chada Katavi for your one-hour flight to Mahale airstrip, followed

by a 90 minute trip down the lake in the dhow to Greystoke Mahale with lunch on board.

After arrival, settle into Greystoke, meeting the staff who will also tell you about the chimping

activities and all else on offer here. Afternoon at leisure to take a dhow cruise down the lake, a

spot of fishing, a short forest hike, or just relax on the beach or in the mess.

Meet at the bar for sundowner drinks before dinner in the mess.

DAY 6. Greystoke Mahale:

After breakfast in the mess, the scouts and trackers will tell you the whereabouts of the chimps.

Head off in two groups of six, walking up the narrow mountain trails to find them. On reaching

the chimps, spend an hour with them whilst they do their own thing, eating, foraging, playing,

squabbling…

After a well-earned lunch in the mess, head off on the dhow for a deep water swim out in the

lake. At sunset enjoy a beach supper under the stars as the sun sets over the lake

DAY 7. Greystoke Mahale:

Start the day with more chimp trekking after breakfast; take snacks along with you, sometimes

you have to walk quite far. If you’ve walked far the boat might meet you and take you on a

gentle cruise back to camp.

Catch up on the day’s stories around the bar, before dinner in the main mess.

Day 6

DAY 6. Greystoke Mahale:

After breakfast in the mess, the scouts and trackers will tell you the whereabouts of the chimps.

Head off in two groups of six, walking up the narrow mountain trails to find them. On reaching

the chimps, spend an hour with them whilst they do their own thing, eating, foraging, playing,

squabbling…

After a well-earned lunch in the mess, head off on the dhow for a deep water swim out in the

lake. At sunset enjoy a beach supper under the stars as the sun sets over the lake

DAY 7. Greystoke Mahale:

Start the day with more chimp trekking after breakfast; take snacks along with you, sometimes

you have to walk quite far. If you’ve walked far the boat might meet you and take you on a

gentle cruise back to camp.

Catch up on the day’s stories around the bar, before dinner in the main mess.

Day 7

DAY 7. Greystoke Mahale:

Start the day with more chimp trekking after breakfast; take snacks along with you, sometimes

you have to walk quite far. If you’ve walked far the boat might meet you and take you on a

gentle cruise back to camp.

Catch up on the day’s stories around the bar, before dinner in the main mess.

Day 8

DAY 8. Depart:
Head out early morning in one of our kayaks and have your first cup of coffee out in
the middle of the lake or enjoy a relaxed morning in camp before boarding the dhow
and heading back up to the airstrip before boarding the plane back to Arusha and your
onwards travels.

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