National Parks of Western Tanzania
Western Tanzania is one of Tanzania’s most outstanding region – relatively undiscovered with some of Africa’s largest animal herds. It is located totally off-the-beaten track and travelers who make it this far will be rewarded with its untouched landscape, its unrivalled nature and its magnificent wildlife.
A safari here should be ranked as one of the greatest trips on earth! Whatever your travel motivation and wildlife preferences are, feel free to reach out to us and we would be happy to assist you with a customized journey!
Which National Park in Western Tanzania would you like to explore?
Gombe Stream is Tanzania’s smallest National Park. The park became world famous through the pioneering work of primatologist Dr Jane Goodall who came here during the 1960’s to study the behaviors of chimpanzees. The park is only reached by boat transfer from Kigoma Town. Flights to Kigoma operate on a daily basis.
Katavi National Park
Katavi is located far off-the-beaten-track and deep inside the country. It took some time to be discovered as a safari destination, but little has changed since then. It is without any doubt one of Africa’s best kept secrets and definitely worth a visit! Large herds of buffalos, predators in action, and pods full of hippos and crocodiles await you.
Lake Tanganyika is the world’s longest and second deepest freshwater lake. It is arguably a stunning lake with uninhabited and sandy beaches in front of lush mountain ridges and home to wild chimpanzees. A relaxed stay on the lakes shores can be best combined with a visit of Gombe Stream or Mahale Mountains National Park.
Mahale Mountains National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika is Tanzania’s finest safari destination with the fantastic chance to view wild chimpanzees close. Sand covered beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush green forests and the outstanding slopes of the Mahale Mountains invite you to explore this astonishing and remarkable area.