Chimpanzee tracking Mahale National Park

Day 1: Arrival Day Dar -es- Salaam – Tumain Cottage
Day 2: Ruaha National Park – Campsite
Day 3: Katavi National Park – Campsite
Day 4: Katavi National Park – Campsite
Day 5: Katavi National Park – Campsite
Day 6: Mahale Mountains National Park – Campsite
Day 7: Mahale Mountains National Park – Campsite
Day 8: Mahale Mountains National Park – Campsite
Day 9: Mahale Mountains National Park – Campsite
Day 10: Mahale Mountains National Park – Dar- es- Salaam Internatioal Air Port – Home
Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees: a population of roughly 800 (only 60 individuals forming what is known as “M group”), habituated to human visitors by a Japanese research project founded in the 1960s. Tracking the chimps of Mahale is a magical experience. The guide’s eyes pick out last night’s nests – shadowy clumps high in a gallery of trees crowding the sky. Scraps of half-eaten fruit and fresh dung become valuable clues, leading deeper into the forest. Butterflies flit in the dappled sunlight. And while chimpanzees are the star attraction, the slopes support a diverse forest fauna, including readily observed troops of red Columbus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, and a kaleidoscopic array of colorful forest birds onglossy white coves hem in the azure waters of Lake Tanganyika, overshadowed by a chain of wild, jungle-draped peaks towering almost 2km above the shore: the remote and mysterious Mahale Mountains. Chempazee Trecing Safari Covering, Ruaha National Park, Mahale Mountais Natioanl Park, Katavi National Park. Duration 10 Days 9 Nights Day 1: Arrival Day Once Upon arrival at Dar – es -Salaam International Airport you will be met by Afro Wilderness DMC representative and have short briefing before transferred to Serena hotel for your dinner and overnight. Day 2: Dar – es – Salaam – Ruaha National Park Breakfast then depart for safari to Ruaha National Park, you will arrive for hot lunch. Then leisure at lodge while waiting evening game drive in the National Park which dominated by large populations of predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah as well smaller predators like hyena, jackal and wild dog. Tanzania is a critical country for wild dog conservation as it holds the largest population of wild dogs in the world including the second largest population in Ruaha National Park, after Selous Game Reserve.Dinner and overnight at under canvas. Days 3: Ruaha National Park – Katavi National Park Soon after breakfast you will depart to Katavi enjoying the secret part of this safe and sound rough country, this can be done either by foot or in an open Land cruiser till evening with bush picnic lunch en-route. dinner and overnight at under canvas. Day 4&5: Katavi National Park – full day Yet two days in Katavi National park enjoying the unspoiled park, breakfast then you will leave for walking safari escorted by ranger to discover on the hippo pods in “Flat Dog (Crocodile) Creek”; reputation extremely motionless as a flock of elephant passes by; moving crossways the land at animal rapidity and taking in the power and beauty of this place with picnic breakfasts and lunch laid out under shady trees. Later in the afternoon you will take your car and continue with the game drive roundabout the rivers, crossing the tamarind forests in search of eland, sable and roan antelope. Dinner and overnight at under canvas. Day 6: Katavi – Mahale National Park Breakfast; then take a flight to Mahale National Park the steady wilderness of western Tanzania. Today we will take you down to Lake Tanganyika for a short walk to standardize in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at under canvas Day 7-9: Mahale – full day On the 7th day you will do chimpanzee tracking for the whole morning in the fairy tale of Mahale forests for about 45min to reach them and you will spend for about 2hrs to watch how they live out their daily routine right in front of you. Lunch is picnic, late afternoon time away from the chimpanzees you can precede further discovering the forest the nine primate alone live in Mahale. Yet another days in Mahale other services which can be done in the park are boating trips for fishing, birding, snorkeling or relaxing on the soft sand beach and taking the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika as the sun set off. You can have barbecues, dinners on the dhow, or merely razz it up in the superb Mahale Mess in the evenings. Day 10: Mahale – Back home On your last day; after a relaxed set up, we’ll put down camp then boating towards the airstrip with picnic lunches ready for flying to Kilimanjaro or Dar – es – Salaam International Air Port where you will catch the flight to home. The Holiday will be over today but you will have plenty memories to Savor and photos to show friends and relatives. Our safaris are tailor made and can be extended to meet your needs. Price Includes: · All park entry fees, · All activities as specified in the itinerary · Transport in 4×4 land cruiser · Accommodation while on safari · 1 bottle of water per person per day · Local flight Price Excludes · Items of personal nature. · Visa, Flights etc. · Both hard and soft drinks. · Tips to the helping staffs (Highly recommended) · International flight