7 Days Gombe and Katavi Safari - Gombe Track Safaris and Tours Tanzania Ltd


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DAY 1- leave Bujumbura or Nyanza lac to Kabonga border with Tanzania, board the boat to Gombe National Park, get lunch and there after forest walk, visit Kakombe waterfall, dinner and overnight at TANAPA rest house. F/B.

DAY 2.-After breakfast transfer to the lake side for boarding the boat directed to Gombe Stream National park. With only 53 sq km this is the smallest park in Tanzania, is located about 20 km North of Kigoma and can be reached only by boat. The main attraction is 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. Gombe became well known for the conservation project started from Jane Goodall, who first arrived in Gombe in1960. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests, like velvet and colobus monkeys, baboons. On arrival you will be picked and transferred for lunch at your lodge. Afterwards proceed for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Dinner and overnight at TANAPA rest house. F/B.

DAY 3- After breakfast board the boat to Kigoma town pick up on arrival with pack-lunch transfer to Katavi National Park, Dinner and overnight at TANAPA rest house. F/B.

DAY 4-After breakfast, with pack-lunch full day game drive explore the Katavi floodplains and inner side of the park. The park is noted for its Miombo woodland and its home to Buffalo, elephant, Leopard, Lion and Zebra. Antelope species includes eland, impala, topi, roan and sable. Katavi also boasts Tanzania’s greatest concentration of hippo and crocodile. Dinner and overnight at TANAPA rest house F/B.

DAY 5- After breakfast, you go for game drive and in the afternoon you can take a nature walk in the national park following the ranger guide. Dinner and overnight at TANAPA rest house. F/B.

DAY 6- After breakfast leave Katavi with pack-lunch and transfer to Kigoma town, dinner and overnight at Lake Tanganyika beach Hotel F/B.

DAY 7- Morning after b/fast, transfer to Dr.Livingstone memorial centre at Ujiji, this is the village close to Kigoma town where, in 1858,Burton and Speke commenced their exploration of lake Tanganyika and where, in 1871, Henry Morton Stanley pronounced the famous words ‘Dr Livingstone I presume’ and there after transfer to Manyovu or Mabanda border with Burundi.

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