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Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari

Combining two of the remotest parks in Tanzania, this safari can deliver extraordinary wildlife viewing in Katavi, and East Africa's best chimp treks, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport

On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by a guide with a name board after you've collected your bags.

Day 1

4WD from Kilimanjaro to Rivertrees

You will be met at the airport for your 4WD drive of about an hour to Rivertrees Country Inn. During the journey you will skirt the fringes of Arusha and drive past small villages where goats wander across the road, before arriving on the banks of the Usa River.

Rivertrees Country Inn
Day 1

Rivertrees Country Inn

1 night
Half BoardArusha, Tanzania

At the end of a long tree-lined driveway, halfway between the town of Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport, Rivertrees Country Inn lies on the banks of Tanzania’s Usa River within ten hectares of lush tropical gardens. Filled with flame trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus and banana trees, these are a haven for birdlife. On a clear day it is possible to see both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from here.

Rivertrees Country Inn

At the end of a long tree-lined driveway, halfway between the town of Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport, Rivertrees Country Inn lies on the banks of Tanzania’s Usa River within ten hectares of lush tropical gardens. Filled with flame trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus and banana trees, these are a haven for birdlife. On a clear day it is possible to see both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from here.

"the same lovely place we remembered from a few years ago"

Ms PfromLondon

Arrived 24 Feb 2020, 1 night

Rivertrees' location makes it a good place to stay overnight at the beginning or the end of a safari, or to relax for a few days and enjoy the surrounding area. It's a comfortable lodge and feels rather like visiting a homely country house for the weekend, in a calm and tranquil rural setting. See our full report on Rivertrees Country Inn

86%
40 reviews of Rivertrees Country Inn by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Day 2

Rivertrees to Chada Camp: 4WD & light aircraft

You will be driven to Arusha airport for the four-hour light-aircraft flight to Katavi National Park in remote western Tanzania, stopping at Tabora to refuel and stretch your legs. From Katavi's airstrip, it’s a scenic one-hour drive to Chada, along the Ikuu River and across the plains towards camp.

Chada Camp
Days 2-5

Chada Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKatavi National Park, Tanzania

Chada Camp is a bush camp occupying a woodland spot on the edge of Chada Plain in the heart of Tanzania's Katavi National Park. It aims to offer guests an authentic safari experience in this remote park 50km east of Lake Tanganyika – and is sometimes known as 'Chada Katavi Camp'.

Chada Camp

Chada Camp is a bush camp occupying a woodland spot on the edge of Chada Plain in the heart of Tanzania's Katavi National Park. It aims to offer guests an authentic safari experience in this remote park 50km east of Lake Tanganyika – and is sometimes known as 'Chada Katavi Camp'.

"Saw more lion than other travelers"

Mr. IfromLondon

Arrived 5 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Chada is a wild camp, aiming to suit those who want a traditional safari experience with good food, comfortable beds, and great guiding. You're immersed in Katavi National Park bush, not insulated from it – and in one of the most remote and wild reserves in East Africa. See our full report on Chada Camp

98%
33 reviews of Chada Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Greystoke Mahale
Days 5-9

Greystoke Mahale

4 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

Greystoke Mahale is a unique, high-end camp that sits on a white-sand beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika's clear waters inside the remote Mahale Mountains National Park. The lodge is named after the legend of Tarzan and much of the experience here revolves around life in the forest, particularly chimpanzee-tracking.

Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale is a unique, high-end camp that sits on a white-sand beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika's clear waters inside the remote Mahale Mountains National Park. The lodge is named after the legend of Tarzan and much of the experience here revolves around life in the forest, particularly chimpanzee-tracking.

"I really couldn't rate this place high enough...exceeded all expectations"

JofromCambridge

Arrived 6 Feb 2020, 4 nights

Mahale Mountain National Park is one of the most remote and most beautiful parks in Tanzania - if not Africa - and Greystoke Mahale is definitely the best camp in the park. The chimpanzee experience is incredible, the afternoon boat rides relaxing, and the camp itself is beautifully constructed and very well run. The knowledge and personalities of the camp's guides are unbelievable; they add so much to the whole experience. For those who aren't afraid to go off the beaten track, and have the budget to stretch, you won't be disappointed by a trip here. Greystoke Mahale is a very special place. See our full report on Greystoke Mahale

99%
40 reviews of Greystoke Mahale by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Kayaking

Primate trekking

Day 9

Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

You'll arrive at Kilimanjaro in time to catch your onward flight.

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Safari in Arusha National Park

Safari in Arusha National Park

Half day or full day

Arusha National Park offers some lovely walking in the foothills of Mount Meru and canoeing on the Momela Lakes, plus gentle game drives.

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Full day

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