Tanzania Migration, Chimps & Wild Places
The Tanzania Wildlife Safari begins in the Rivertrees Country Inn along the foothills of Mt Meru. From here a quick flight to Ubuntu Safari Camp will deliver you for your first Serengeti Game Drive. The great wildebeest and zebra migration is only part of the story you will discover in the Serengeti before you fly to Katavi National Park on Day 6 of your Safari. Here you will walk in one of the most remote areas of East Africa and enjoy game drives around the flood plains. A fly-camping experience allows you to truly get cheek to jowl with the sights and sounds of Africa. The perfect preparation for your Chimpanzee tracking near Lake Tanganyika. The Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania is your final stop in East Africa before your flight home.
Kusafiri Salama (travel safely in Swahili)
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Lake Tanganyika
- Remote game viewing
- Katavi game viewing
- Selous Game Reserve
Itinerary at a Glance
Board your flight for Africa.
Welcome to Tanzania. Transfer to the Rivertrees Country Inn, nestled in the foothills of Mt Meru. If time allows, enjoy a cycle through the colorful bustle of the village and past smallholder coffee projects, offering a marvellous insight into local life. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
Serengeti Game Drive
After breakfast, hop on a bush plane for a quick flight to Ubuntu Safari Camp. Arrive in time for lunch and then head out on an afternoon game drive. As this is a seasonal mobile safari camp, the camp is set up in the best possible location for prime wildlife viewing (oftentimes right from camp). Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Full day Migration Experience in the Serengeti
Today, head out with a guide and packed picnic lunch for a full day exploring the Serengeti plains. Move as quickly or as leisurely as you would like in your private safari vehicle. This is a fabulous opportunity to see the great wildebeest and zebra migration, large herds of plains game and the highest concentrate of predators in Africa. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Early morning game drive in Serengeti
This morning, rise early and set out as the sun begins to rise. This is the time of day when the wildlife is most active. Return to camp for a full breakfast and spend the afternoon relaxing in the shade, reading a good book. After high tea, set out for one final game drive in the Serengeti, stopping to watch the sun set with cocktails and appetizers.
Chada Katavi and Walking in Katavi
After breakfast, board a bush flight to Katavi National Park, one of the most remote and wild safari destinations in East Africa. After lunch, head out with your guide and an armed scout for a thrilling walking safari. Watch elephants from up close marveling at how, despite their size, they can move so quietly. Animals who would often take flight at the sound of a vehicle, won’t even know you’re there and that’s what makes walking out here such an incredible experience. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Full Day Game Drive in Katavi
Today, enjoy a full day game drive, a great opportunity to experience all that Katavi has to offer. Explore the park’s series of wide flood plains, blond with waist high grass in the early dry season, green and flooded like a mini Delta after the rains. Seasonal rivers connect the flood plains, and this is the focus of the game viewing for which Katavi is renowned during the dry season. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch and return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Today, walk to a nearby private fly-camp where you will spend a night out under the stars. Sleep under a mosquito netted tent, small but with enough room for a comfortable bedroll, kitted out with soft mattress, sheets and a feather pillow. This evening, sit down to a three-course candlelit meal and a glass of chilled wine. Retire to your tent and gaze up at the night sky through the roof of your netted tent; listening to the night sounds of Africa all around.
Greystoke Mahale and Lake Tanganyika
This morning, fly to the far Western edge of Tanzania, landing on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. You will then be transferred by boat to Greystoke Mahale. After lunch, spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach. Enjoy a peaceful boat ride as you watch the sun set before dinner.
Greystoke Mahale and Chimpanzee Trekking
After an early breakfast, begin trekking with a team of guides to find the chimpanzees, reaching them as they wake from the evening’s sleep and begin moving about their day, a truly unforgettable point along our Tanzania Wildlife Safaris. Sit quietly on the forest floor and become aware of the subtleties of different relationships between the chimpanzees, through gesture, sound and expression. Return to camp for a refreshing swim in the lake and overnight.
Greystoke Mahale and Chimpanzee Trekking
Once again, set out on foot, tracking the chimpanzees and spend a thrilling hour with them in their natural habitat. This afternoon, try your hand at fishing on Lake Tanganyika from a traditional, custom, wooden boat. Enjoy dinner and overnight in camp.
Greystoke Mahale and Kayaking on Lake Tanganyika
This morning, take a kayak out for a dawn paddle towards the middle of the lake; drink your morning coffee there and enjoy the sunrise coming up over the mountains. Spend the day playing and relaxing by the calm lake waters.
Beho Beho and Selous Game Reserve
This morning, transfer by boat back to the airstrip and fly to Selous Game Reserve, located in southern Tanzania. After lunch, head to the nearby Lake Tagalala for a boat ride. You will enjoy a very close encounter with the resident hippos and crocodiles as well as an amazing number of bird species, culminating with sundowner drinks and perhaps a therapeutic swim in the warm mineral waters of the hot springs. Return to camp for dinner.
Beho Beho and Walking Safari
This morning, set out on a guided and guarded walking safari. Explore the area on foot for a few hours before stopping for breakfast at a shady spot. Spend the afternoon relaxing in camp before setting out on foot again after high tea for a few hours. You’ll be met by a camp vehicle and enjoy sundowner drinks before the darkness comes. Drive back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy the final early morning moments of our Tanzania Wildlife Safari before flying back to Arusha and connecting to your onward flight home.