• Arusha Tanzania



A Trip to these parks, the Gombe Stream National Park and Mahale Mountains National park plus the historical town of UJIJI, KIGOMA will give you an ample time and golden opportunity to sail on the clear waters of the world’s longest lake, 2nd deepest lake in the world, and Africa’s deepest and oldest lake, the TANGANYIKA spreading through DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO [DRC], TANZANIA, BURUNDI and ZAMBIA Gombe and Mahale National Parks takes you into a close imminent visual contact with man’s closest genetic relative, the Chimpanzee. The remote and Mysterious Mahale Mountains forms a chain of wild, jungle-draped peaks towering almost 2km above the shores of Lake Tanganyika. If you are a chimp lover, then this is the right place to visit. Endemic and indigenous flora & fauna are avail in plenty.



Upon your arrival at JULIUS KAMBARAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JKIA) Dar es Salaam or from the Hotel in Dar es salaam you will be met at 07:00 am by a member of DASSIE SAFARIS team who will arrange and transfer you by Air [domestic flight] to KIGOMA AIRPORT, on reaching KIGOMA airport you will be met again by member of DASSIE SAFARIS team who will transfer you by road to KIGOMA HILLTOP HOTEL in KIGOMA Enjoy meals and Overnight stay at the Hotel
What we love about KIGOMA HILLTOP HOTEL is that it’s a perfect place to relax, wonderful inviting atmosphere, offering every modern Comfort for the weary traveler, has private verandas, bubbling staff Personalities and breathtaking good views across Lake Tanganyika.
Relax and enjoy your stay.


DAY 2-5

Set at an altitude of 1524m above the sea level, Gombe stream National park is one of Tanzania’s smallest park covering 56km2 of surface area, it’s a small park but its famously known for its prolific primate species, the most notable being the chimpanzee, other primates’ species common in the park includes red Colobus monkey, blue monkey, red tail monkey among others. After a hearty breakfast at the Hotel at around 08:00am transfer/sail to Gombe stream national park at MBALIMBALI GOMBE LODGE.

Enjoy meals and overnight stay at LOGDE.
What we love about the Lodge is that it is set in the shades of ancient forest trees by the shores of LAKE TANGANYIKA, it offers complete privacy, a small lodge library, professional staff, reliable services and breathtaking views Full day excursions will give you an ample time and a golden opportunity to view the chimps. The highlights of this tour includes chimpanzee trekking, hiking, swimming, fishing, lakeshore walks, visiting the Kakombe waterfalls, Bird watching and taking scenic views from JANE’S peak.


DAY 6-8

100km south of Kigoma Town lies the Mahale Mountain National park, also 50km along the Lake Tanganyika Africa’s deepest, oldest, longest lake, worldwide it’s the world’s known longest freshwater lake and one of the least-polluted lake.
Mahale hosts over 800 species of wild chimps, habituated to human visitors by a Japanese research project founded in the 1960s. The Mahale Mountains Range is made up of 6 prominent peaks, the highest being Nkungwe towering at an elevation of 2462m above the sea level, lots of activities can be done here in Mahale includes chimpanzee tracking, hiking, fishing, swimming along the clear waters of the Lake Tanganyika with its pristine beaches, camping safaris, climbing the NKUNGWE PEAK, Bird watching as well as visiting the Tongwe people sacred sites. Visiting Africa’s 2nd highest waterfalls KALAMBO.
After a hearty breakfast at MBALIMBALI LODGE, GOMBE at around 08:00am transfer to MBALIMBALI LODGE, MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK.
Enjoy meals and Overnight stay at LODGE What we love about Mbalimbali lodge is that its luxurious, ideally positioned along the beach next to the Mahale forest with breath-taking views of the clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, Guests can enjoy sundowners around a crackling fire or a candlelit barbeque served on the beach. The perfect way to fall asleep in a unique African style is the chirps of the crickets and the sounds of the Great Apes, the chimpanzee.


DAY 8-9

After a hearty breakfast at MBALIMBALI MAHALE LODGE at around 08:00am, transfer back to KIGOMA HILLTOP HOTEL.
Enjoy meals and overnight stay at the hotel.
Excursions in KIGOMA UJIJI as this is the oldest historical town it has a lot to offer. Found 10km south of Kigoma, a famous site of the famous meeting on 28/10/1871 when Henry Stanley found Dr. David Livingstone and reputedly uttered the famous words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

DAY 10

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel at around 08:00am, transfer to Kigoma airstrip catch a domestic flight to Dar es Salaam or Arusha, connect with your international flight back home.
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NB: the same itinerary can be extended to northern and southern tourist circuit or Zanzibar.

What included/journey inclusions

  • Meet and greet service at airport
  • All local flights transfer as per itinerary
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Transport (A 4WD) extended and spacious safari jeep
  • Concession fees
  • Accommodation (FB) basis (per person sharing quoted rates)
  • Tanzania Tourism development levy
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Bottled water
  • Bites and snacks
  • Game drives
  • National park gates fees
  • Professional safari guide
  • Value Added Tax (V.A.T)
  • Boating safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Chimpanzees tracking
  • Sundowners
  • Swimming along Tanganyika clear waters
  • Kigoma town tour
  • Internet services/WI-FI
  • Bonfire
  • Laundry

    • Things of person nature
    • Optional activities
    • Tips and other gratuities
    • Visa

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