Remote Tanzania

Katavi National Park & Mahale Mountains
8 nights private tour from $13,400 per person

A journey of discovery to the lesser visited far west of Tanzania. A world of great lakes, mighty rivers and lush forests. Visit Katavi National Park, a wildlife haven that isn’t on the typical tourism trail in an impressive unspoilt wilderness, and watch chimpanzees in the wild at the stunning Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Remote Tanzania
At a glance
  • Go trekking in the Mahale Mountains to find the wild population of chimpanzees

  • Have a true wilderness experience and spend a night sleeping under the stars in the bush of Katavi National Park

  • Explore Katavi National Park in search of wildlife on 4x4 game drives or even on foot

  • Enjoy sundowners on a dhow sailing around Lake Tanganika

Journey highlights
  • Go trekking in the Mahale Mountains to find the wild population of chimpanzees

  • Have a true wilderness experience and spend a night sleeping under the stars in the bush of Katavi National Park

  • Explore Katavi National Park in search of wildlife on 4x4 game drives or even on foot

  • Enjoy sundowners on a dhow sailing around Lake Tanganika

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit. The wildebeest migration happens most of year in Tanzania's Serengeti, and is linked to the rainfall.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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November $13,400 $3,300 plan your trip
December $15,800 $4,000 plan your trip
January $13,400 $3,300 plan your trip
February $13,400 $3,300 plan your trip
March $13,400 $3,300 plan your trip
April $13,400 $3,300 plan your trip
May $18,300 $4,600 plan your trip
June $18,300 $4,600 plan your trip
July $18,300 $4,600 plan your trip
August $18,300 $4,600 plan your trip
September $18,300 $4,600 plan your trip
October $18,300 $4,600 plan your trip
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,800
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    $4,000
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,300
    Deposit from*
    $4,600
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,300
    Deposit from*
    $4,600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,300
    Deposit from*
    $4,600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,300
    Deposit from*
    $4,600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,300
    Deposit from*
    $4,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,300
    Deposit from*
    $4,600
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Itinerary

Day 1-2

Arusha, Tanzania

Fly into Kilimanjaro airport where you will be met by a lodge representative and taken to the classic Legendary Lodge for a one night stay. Here you can recharge and refresh amongst the lush green gardens, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy some fabulous food before your adventure to the west the following morning.

Accommodation: Legendary Lodge ( 1 night )
Day 2-5

Katavi, Tanzania

Fly onward to Katavi National Park, perhaps Tanzania’s most hidden gem. A classic dry-season reserve, Katavi is renowned for its huge (1000-strong) herds of buffalo during the dry season, spectacular numbers of hippopotamus and impressively sized crocodiles as well as an array of bird species including pelicans, storks and fish eagles, whose cry is synonymous with African water-wildernesses. Chada Katavi sits on the shores of the lake after which it is named and is a small intimate camp with just six tents in traditional safari style. Enjoy twice daily game drives in search of the abundance of wildlife this lesser visited park has on offer.

Accommodation: Chada Katavi ( 3 nights )
Day 5-9

Lake Tanganyika and western Tanzania

After your safari you will fly onto the Mahale Mountains National Park. Greystoke Mahale is a uniquely designed lodge set on the shore of Lake Tanganyika with the forest-clad Mahale Mountains rising behind it. Apart from beautiful natural surroundings and the tranquil atmosphere of the vast and pristine lake, the highlight of Mahale is its chimps. You will almost certainly hear them before you see them and an encounter with man’s closest relative is one of the most wonderful experiences you could ever wish for.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale ( 4 nights )
Fly from Kilimanjaro
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit. The wildebeest migration happens most of year in Tanzania's Serengeti, and is linked to the rainfall.

Remote Tanzania
Remote Tanzania

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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