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6 Days Gombe & Mahale Trekking

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$3,855

Safari include visiting the lush forests of Mahale National Park where you will be hiking and tracking the local population of chimpanzees.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Guided Tours, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Challenging
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All about the 6 Days Gombe & Mahale Trekking.

Highlights of this primate safari include visiting the lush forests of Mahale National Park where you will be hiking and tracking the local population of chimpanzees. Although seeing chimpanzees is the obvious highlight of this tour Lake Tanganyika is a very special place to visit and you’ll be able to snorkel in the lake and join the locals for your own fishing experience. Oh, and did we mention the chimpanzees?! Prepare to feel humbled and very privileged to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Professional Tanzanian guide
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Forest or bird walking;
  • Boat safari on the Lake Tanganyika
  • Concession fees;
  • One bottle of mineral water per day;
  • Daily safari briefing;
  • All transfers to and from airport;
  • Flights: Dar es Salaam – KIGOMA – Dar Es Salaam.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Tourist visas;
  • International Flights;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Snorkeling
  • Alcoholic Drinks;
  • Tips;
  • All items of a personal nature
  1. Day 1 Fly to KIGOMA to GOMBE STREAM NATIONAL PARK

    Flight from Dar Es Salaam to Kigoma depart 09:30 am, on arrival to Kibirizi port for your boat
    to Gombe (2 hours private boat). Pick up on arrival and transfer to the camp, afternoon relaxes
    on the beach.
    Gombe Stream’s main attraction is obviously the chimpanzee families that live protected in the
    park’s boundaries. Visitors take walks deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Val vet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and dik dik inhabit the dense forest and a wide variety of tropical bird life. Accommodation: Kasekela Luxury Tented Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  2. Day 2 GOMBE STREAM NATIONAL PARK –  CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

    On 08h30, Start Chimpanzee tracking in the forest, Gombe became well known for the conservation project started from Jane Goodall, who first arrived in Gombe in 1960. Apart from
    chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests,
    like velvet, Colobus monkeys and baboons, Climb to Jane’s peak and visit Kakombe waterfalls if
    time allows.  Accommodation: Kasekela Luxury Tented Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  3. Day 3 GOMBE – KIGOMA then MAHALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast transfer by boat  to Kibirizi port (2 hours) then transfer by vehicle Lukoma village  then take a 45 minutes boat to Mahale National Park – afternoon relax and overnight. The park like its northerly neighbor Gombe is home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees, a population of roughly 900, they are habituated to human visitors by a Japanese research project founded in the 1960s. Tracking the chimps of Mahale is a magical experience.

    Mahale is located in the Western Tanzania to the South of Kigoma town, it is bordering Lake
    Tanganyika-the World’s longest, second deepest and least polluted freshwater lake-harboring an estimated 1000 fish species. Accommodation: Mahale Bandas. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  4. Day 4 MAHALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

    You will spend full days chimpanzee tracking in Mahale. Chimpanzees normally move in search of food and nest wherever there’s an abundant food source such as their favorite fruit. Snorkeling is an option if you’d like to cool off in the water and see what lies below the
    surface. Accommodation: Mahale Bandas. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  5. Day 5 MAHALE to KIGOMA HILLTOP LODGE

    Morning after breakfast, pick up and transfer by boat back to Lukoma village then take a car
    Kigoma town check in at Kigoma Hilltop Lodge – late afternoon to transfer to Ujiji Town, visit Dr. Livingstone memorial center

  6. Day 6 KIGOMA – DAR ES SALAAM

    Morning after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Dar-es-salaam depart
    12:50.