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Tanzania: The Best of the West

From the bustling port of Dar es Salaam, to the tranquil shores of Lake Tanganyika, this spectacular itinerary takes you through the spectacular landscapes of some of Tanzania’s last wild outposts. Truly one of the last great African adventures, you will experience a world that few visitors get to see.

Beginning in Dar, your journey takes you south, deep into the heart of the Ruaha National Park. Home to some of the country’s most abundant populations of big game, you will get a chance to enjoy some close encounters with the lions and elephants that are so prevalent here, as well as the almost ethereal kudu, which move silently across the plains in spite of their vast bulk.

Then it is on to Katavi National Park, a true throwback to the glory days of Hemingway and his ilk. Playing host to a limited number of visitors at a time, the park offers superb game viewing, walking safaris and a chance to enjoy some wild bush camping. Amongst the misty Mahale Mountains you can then go in search of chimpanzees, before ending the adventures relaxing besides the gentle waters of Lake Tanganyika.

All our holidays can be tailor-made for you.

This is an example itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.


  • Track wild dogs through the wild of the Ruaha National Park
  • Watch the lions hunt buffalo on the dusty plains of Katavi
  • Witness the huge pods of hippos on the Katuma River
  • Walk through the misty Mahale Mountains in search of chimpanzees
  • Enjoy the tranquil shores of Lake Tanganyika

Tour includes:

  • 11 nights accommodation, 1 in a hotel and 10 in traditional safari camps & lodges
  • 4 scheduled light aircraft flights (baggage restrictions apply)
  • Full Board: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Drinks included everywhere apart from Dar es Salaam
  • Private transfers between Dar es Salaam airport and hotel
  • Shared transfers between airstrips and lodges
  • Shared activities from all lodges
  • Conservation and park fees

*Please note the prices shown above are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room