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Ruaha River Lodge Ruaha River Lodge
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Ruaha, Katavi & Mahale Ruaha, Katavi & Mahale

10 Nights

Ruaha National Park offers a compelling combination of stunning scenery, rugged landscapes and animal variety. Our stay here is in superbly located Ruaha River Lodge.

Then fly west to Katavi, located close to Lake Tanganyika and Mahale Mountains National Park but miles from virtually everywhere else! Katavi is undeveloped and full of wild animals, and hard to beat for a pure wilderness safari.

Finally onto Mahale which provides unparalleled opportunities to witness wild groups of chimpanzees in an exceptional natural environment. This vast stretch of tropical forested National Park sits alongside the fresh waters of Lake Tanganyika, which also offers snorkelling and fishing.

Day 1 Dar Es Salaam

On arrival at Dar es Salaam met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Holiday Inn Hotel.

Day 2 Ruaha

Fly to Ruaha and transfer to the Ruaha River Lodge which occupies a unique position set around a series of rocky kopjes (hills) in a bend in the Great Ruaha River. Rooms are made from local stone and thatch. After lunch an afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Ruaha River Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Ruaha

A full day of game viewing with picnic lunch. Ruaha hosts vast concentrations of buffalo, gazelle, and over 400 bird species, and elephant herds which amble through ancient grazing lands.
Overnight : Ruaha River Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Ruaha

A full day game viewing with picnic lunch.
Overnight : Ruaha River Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Katavi

Fly to Katavi. Katavi Wildlife Camp has 6 tents set back amongst the trees. After lunch an afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Katavi Wildlife Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Katavi

A full day game viewing with picnic lunch.
Overnight : Katavi Wildlife Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Katavi

Another full day of game viewing in captivating Katavi, with picnic lunch.
Overnight : Katavi Wildlife Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Katavi

A full day game viewing with picnic lunch.
Overnight : Katavi Wildlife Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Mahale

Fly to Mahale and transfer by boat to the camp which has 10 luxury tented bandas raised on wooden platforms.
Overnight: Nungwe Tented Camp.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 10-11 Mahale

At least one chimp trek will be arranged during these two days. Other activities that can be arranged include fishing, boating and snorkelling (payable locally).
Overnight: Nungwe Tented Camp.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 Depart

Morning fly to Dar es Salaam and connect with your onward travel arrangement.
Meals : Breakfast

Light aircraft baggage allowance - 15 kg.
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
Children under 12 are not allowed to view the chimpanzees.

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