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Lake Shore Lodge with Lake Tanganyika, Mahale and Katavi National Park

8 Day Adventure to Western Tanzania, starting and finishing from Dar es Salaam. You will have time to explore Lake Tanganyika, enjoy a stunning game drive in the unsploit wilderness of Katavi National Park and have an encounter with our closest primate relatives, the Chimpanzees while trekking in Mahale Mountains.

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Below, we go through the adventure day-by-day, giving you a better feel of the adventure.

Day 1: Day 1 - (Friday or Saturday) - Dar es Salaam to Lake Tanganyika

Friday or Saturday departure days only.

Fly with Auric Air from Dar to Iringa departing at 7am, arrival 0830a. You will then change planes into a Cessna 210 and fly onto Kilipi, flying time is 1hr 50minutes. You will be meet at Kilipi airstrip and be driven for 5kms to Lake Shore Lodge, arriving in time for a lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing before enjoying dinner on the beach shore under the African skies.

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (L, D)

Day 2: Day 2 - Lake Tanganyika - Snorkeling

After breakfast head off to one of the Island close to Lake Shore and spend the morning snorkelling looking for endemic cichlids of Lake Tanganyika. Afternoon is spent at leisure at Lake Shore.

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Day 3 - Lake Tanganyika - Kayaking

Explore Lake Tanganyika in one of the lodges Kayaks.

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Day 4 - Katavi National Park

Leave the lodge at sunrise to drive to the airstrip at Kilipi, board the plane and fly 25minutes to Katavi national park. You will be meet by Juma who will take you on a days game drive. Katavi is Tanzania’s third biggest national park and yet received the same number of guest per year as the Serengeti does in one day. The park is truly wild and completely unspoilt. Fly back to Kilipi in the late afternoon.

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5: Day 5 - Kilipi Monastery

Take a walk to the old Kilip Monastery, one of the oldest churches in Tanzania. It is now a ruin and stands on a hill 500 meters from Lake Shore. The views down to the islands and lake are well worth the short walk. Relax in your hammock this afternoon or choose to have a massage or Jacuzzi (extra costs apply).

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6: Day 6 - Mahale National Park

We set off early for Mahale National park, flying time is around 45minutes. You are met by TANAPA rangers who will take you by boat to where the chimp trekking starts. The ranger will show you the way and you will trek through the rainforest until you find the chimps. You will spend an hour with the chimps before starting your trek back down through the forest to the boat. Head back to the airstrip for your flight back to Kilipi.

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7: Day 7 - Sunset Cruise

Today is your last day at Lake Shore, this evening you will enjoy a sunset cruise around the islands.

O/n Lake Shore Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8: Day 8 - Lake Tanganyika to Dar es Salaam (Friday or Saturday)

(Friday or Saturday) After a leisurely breakfast you will drive back to Kilipi airstrip for your flight to Iringa. You will then change planes to Auric Air and flight from Iringa to Dar departing at 1600hrs, arriving at Dar on 1730hrs.

 (B, L)

Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Amount of persons:Price p.p. (usd):
2 people sharing5300.-
3 people sharing3925.-
4 people sharing3220.-
Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative.
  • Included:
  • Flight Auric Air – Dar/Iringa & Iringa/Dar
  • Flight Cessna 210 – Iringa/Kilipi and Kilipi/Iringa
  • Flight – Kilipi/Katavi and Katavi/Kilipi
  • Flight – Kilipi/Mahale and Mahale/Kilipi
  • Road transfers between Kilipi and Lake Shore
  • Park fees and game drive, 1 x day, Katavi
  • Park fees and chimp trekking permit, 1 x day, Mahale
  • Boat transfer from Mahale airport to chimp trekking area and back
  • 7 nights accommodation at Lake Shore
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • Laundry
  • 1 x snorkeling trip to islands in front of Lake Shore
  • Complimentary Kayaking
  • 1 x sunset cruise
  • Excluded:
  • Drinks other than tea and coffee
  • Other activities from Lake Shore – Diving, Massage, Jacuzzi, fishing
  • Tips
  • Visas, International flights and items of a personal natural

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