tarangire National park * ngorongoro crater . tanzana

the serengeti classic


9 Days | From USD 7,803 per person

Indulge in the spirit of the adventurer as you experience a classical safari in one of East Africa’s most isolated and untouched wild places.

Home to some of Africa’s largest herds of buffalo, Katavi boasts a wonderful array of habitats from reeded floodplains to open grasslands, dense forests, clear rivers and seasonal lakes.

Explore the magnificent landscapes in search of wildlife in a safari vehicle, or set off on foot to discover the finer details of the bush.

Opt to spend a night out beneath the stars on an exhilarating fly camping adventure and listen to tales of the legendary huntsman Katabi, who the park is named after, as you relax around a blazing bonfire.

After your exhilarating safari, traverse the skies to Mahale National Park. Sprawling on the marshy banks of the shimmering Lake Tanganyika, this secluded, remote park is the ideal destination to discover chimps in the lush tangle on forest slopes.

As you delve into this pristine environment with your knowledgeable guide, cherish your time with these beautiful primates and marvel at the respectful relationship between guide and chimp.

A true taste of wild Africa, this adventure is an authentic, and out of the ordinary experience, that is quite remarkable.

1 night Arusha | 3 nights Katavi | 4 nights Mahale

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Day 1: Arusha

  • Upon your arrival at Arusha Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team who will transfer you by car to Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge.  Nestled between the lofty peaks of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro, this charming town is known as the safari capital of Tanzania.

  • If you love coffee, or simply beautiful open spaces go on an informative Coffee Tour exploring the history of the bean and the process of nurturing, harvesting, drying and roasting a variety of different blends. For coffee connoisseurs, this is a wonderful experience.


Day 2-4: Katavi National Park

  • You will be transferred by car to Arusha Airport where you will board your scheduled light aircraft flight to Ikuu airstrip in the Katavi National Park

  • This remote park, isolated in the far west of Tanzania is a destination few people have been lucky enough to visit. Due to this, it feels magically untouched and Chada Katavi sits in the midst of this exceptionally raw, wild terrain

  • Strap on your walking boots for a fascinating short guided nature walk with your knowledgeable guide

  • Revel in an early morning game drive through this remote park with a scrumptious picnic lunch. The park is an abundance of wildlife, and massive herds of elephant and buffalo congregate on the floodplains. In the dry season massive hippo populations abound here, and reveal a spectacular sight as over 200 large grey bodies flop together in liquid pools, and baby hippos thoroughly enjoy bobbing on their mom’s back, and playing hide and seek under the water

  • Choose to stay in a fly camp for a night out in the wilderness, under the stars

  • During the wet season take a drive along the the river and seasonal lakes which provide plenty of sustenance for the many animals in the park. The lakes Chada and Katavi are particularly popular with crocodile and hippo, with the area supporting the densest concentrations of these animals in all of Tanzania

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Day 5-8 : Mahale Mountains National Park

  • Take a scheduled light aircraft flight to Mahale National Park. Created to protect dense populations of chimpanzees the lush forests of the Mahale Mountains National Park are home to these beautiful creatures

  • You will be welcomed by a representative and your guide from Greystoke Mahale. After a delicious lunch on your boat, start your 90 minute long boat transfer along the shores of Lake Tanganyika to the lodge. Greystoke Mahale is located in the chimp-inhabited forests of the Mahale Mountains in West Tanzania

  • Head off on daily treks to discover incredible primates. Guided by trackers and scouts you will be divided into groups of six and hike the narrow mountain trails to find them. Once they have been located cherish your hour with them as they play together, irritate each other, frolic, eat, and engage with each other.   Housing Tanzania’s densest population of primates, including yellow baboon, red colobus, red-tailed, vervet monkeys and playful chimpanzees in leafy trees make sure to look out for the different colours and markings as you hike through tangled foliage

  • Splash in the water and enjoy numerous activities including snorkelling, fishing and kayaking. Peer into the clear depths as over 250 species of colourful cychlids glide by

  • Head out on the dhow for an evening fishing cruise and sundowners on the lake

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Day 9: Arusha

Have an early morning paddle into the lake or a cup of coffee watching the peaceful lake before breakfast.  After breakfast you will be transferred by car back to Ikuu airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Arusha Airport

Itinerary Specifics:

Inclusions: All Internal flights & transfers, lodging & taxes, food & beverage at all camps, day & night game drives with sundowner, park and reserve fees.

Exclusions: International flights, airport taxes and visa fees, all meals and drinks not specified, tips and gratuities, items of a personal nature.

Terms & Conditions: Our rates are per person sharing PPS unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Prices are seasonal by nature and camps fill up quickly so we will make other camp suggestions should the need arise. Single supplements may apply. Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available experts. Simply click on the banners below to get your safari journey started.

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