Gombe Stream and Katavi National Park


Tour Summary

If you want to visit Gombe and Katavi from Bujumbura, this is the best itinerary. You will be picked up and dropped off in Bujumbura city. You will have a great chance to do Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe and do game drive in Katavi national park. This is a private safari.

Tour Starts in

Mahale Mountains

Tour end in

Dar es salaam


4 Days



You will visit

Mahale Mountains


Camp or Lodge

Tour by day

Discover more details about this tour from the day you will arrive until your departure.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

Price Includes

  • All meals and accommodations during the entire safari
  • Private boat
  • Experienced guide
  • Mineral water
  • All park fees
  • All transfers and game drives
  • Chimpanzee trekking fees
  • Ujiji tour

Price Excludes

  • Transport to and from Bujumbura-Burundi
  • Visa and Tips
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Any other things not mentioned above