Secret of West Tanzania
Katavi National Park is one of the most pristine and rugged wildlife sanctuaries in Tanzania. The vast grasslands with thousands of buffaloes and hundreds of elephants are wild and unknown until today. With its forests, open grasslands and lakes, the park offers an attractive environment for wildlife viewing away from the main attractions.
The highlights of The Secret of West Tanzania
- countless pachyderms in the remote Katavi National Park
- Safari off the beaten track
- Visit to the sacred tree of the Katabi tribe
- Observation of elephants, buffalos, hippos and many African animals
- visit of Lake Tanganyika
- private guided safari in a Landcruiser
- incl. all lodges and park fees
Itinerary and highlights: Safari Secret of West Tanzania
Day 1 Dar Es Salaam – Katavi National Park, Game drive
Today you will arrive at Katavi National Park, the place where your true natural spectacle begins. Towards the end of the dry season, up to 200,000 buffalos, elephants and hippos can congregate in the low-lying water-rich river basins. The concentration of biomass in the Katavi is probably the largest in Tanzania. On your safari, you will drive through bushveld and open savannah that allows for unobstructed views. You may well see wild dogs in the wild. Katavi National Park is without a doubt one of the most remote, vast and untouched parks in Africa.
Flight time: 2h Driving time 1,5h Game drive: 3-4h
Day 2 Secret of the West – Katavi National Park, Game Drive
Today we will go on a true spectacle of nature. Towards the end of the dry season, up to 200,000 buffalo, elephant and hippo can congregate in the lower water-rich river basins. The concentration of biomass in the Katavi is probably the largest in Tanzania. On your safari, you will drive through bushveld and open savannah that allows for unobstructed views. You may well see wild dogs in the wild. Katavi National Park is without a doubt one of the most remote, vast and untouched parks in Africa.
Game drive: 2x4h or 1x 6-8h Distance: 80 km
Day 3 Secret of the West – Katavi Park, Game Drive – Lake Tanganyika
After a short game drive in the morning, you will continue your journey, even though it is hard to leave the beautiful park, the next unique place is already waiting for your visit. Surprisingly, after leaving the park, there is a first-class tar road. The hustle and bustle of the village invites you for a short stop. Want to try some local cuisine? Then continue on an off-road track to the beautifully situated Lake Shore Lodge.
Game Drive: 2-3h Driving Time: 3h Distance: 185 km
Day 4 Secret of the West – Lake Tanganyika, stay
In the spectacular lying lodge you can arrange your stay independently. There are numerous possibilities to actively explore the surroundings or to enjoy the view of the lake in a relaxed way. The activities are described under Lake Shore Lodge. The sunsets are unique.
Day 5 Secret of the West – Lake Tanganyika – Mpanda – Dar es Salaam
After leaving the lodge, head back towards Katavi National Park. Review the last days and enjoy the stunning nature in the remote part of Tanzania. From Mpanda airport you will fly to Dar es Salaam (DAR).
Travel time: approx.4h Distance: 220 km Flight: 2,5h