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7 nights Tanzania View prices ›

A Week in the West

  • Dhow trips
  • Forest hikes
  • Fully stocked bars
  • Relax on the beach
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drives in the wild Katavi
  • Walking safaris with expert guides
  • Fishing on the deepest lake in Africa
  • Spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika
  • Sundowners around the campfire and on plains
  • Optional fly camping experience (additional cost)
  • Katavi - renowned for huge herds of buffalo and elephant

Day 1 - 5

Renowned for its game, huge herds of buffalo and elephants. Animal interaction can be intense
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Chada Katavi

  • Some of the biggest herds of elephant and buffalo in East Africa
  • Totally remote, offering a pioneering approach to safari
  • Great opportunity for birding in the green season
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Day 5 - 7

Walk up narrow mountain trails to find troops of chimps, mingle with them while they forage, play and squabble
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Greystoke Mahale

  • Charming camp set on banks of Lake Tanganyika
  • Spend time with the habituated chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains
  • Lots of adventure activities in this remote wilderness
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After arriving in Tanzania you will have an early morning departure from Arusha via the Serengeti (dependent on schedule) and Tabora to refuel. Arrive into Katavi in time for a late lunch and a siesta in your spacious en-suite tent.


Head out early morning in one of our kayaks and have your first cup of coffee out in the middle of the lake or enjoy a relaxed morning in camp before boarding the dhow and heading back to the airstrip to board your plane back to Arusha and onwards.

Let us tailor your itinerary...

Like all of our holidays at True Luxury Travel, this itinerary has been hand crafted by our team of passionate travel experts, who will have personally experienced this exact trip. It can be tailored to your exact requirements so please do get in touch and speak to one of our consultants today.

Our philosophy

Actual Expert Knowledge

Every one of our team has a huge passion for travel and spend at least six weeks each year visiting our lodges, meeting new managers and guides, ensuring our high standards are met and maintained.

Transparent Pricing

Unlike other tour operators, we do not charge you a premium for our services and as such, our prices are often better than booking direct because we can negotiate deals with our long standing relationships.

TOTAL Support

Our operations team are on call 24 hours a day to support you while you are travelling and to ensure that if something does go wrong, you are never left in the lurch. We are here to help so you can relax throughout your holiday. 

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We do not have any 'off the shelf itineraries'. Instead, we begin your booking with a blank piece of paper, to ensure that we only propose lodges that will fit your specific requirements and guides who will suit your personality.

Unrivalled Guide Network

We are proud of our unrivalled network of guides on the ground who will turn your trips from a memorable one into a spectacular experience.

Hand Picked Lodges

Every single lodge that we propose to you has been recently visited by one of our team and meets the high standards that we set. Surprisingly, this is a rarity within the industry.

100% Financial Protection

We are a certified member of the Travel Trust Association (Q1588a), guaranteeing you 100% financial protection for every aspect of your trip.

Safety First

We have a team dedicated to producing safety intelligence in every country that we represent as a destination, so that you can travel with total peace of mind.

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We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.
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