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9 Days Chimp Trekking & The Untouched South



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    This fly-in safari is a truly spectacular and unique experience and offers the utmost in luxury while following the wildlife through the National Parks of the untouched south of Tanzania.

    In addition to being one of the best places in the world for up-close encounters with chimpanzees, Mahale Mountains National Park, is absolutely stunning.

    Day 1: Dar es Salaam

    Arrive at the Dar es Salaam International Airport where you’ll be met and transferred to the Oyster Bay Hotel in the port town of Dar es Salaam. The hotel faces the ocean and has a private, homely atmosphere, perfect for your first night in Tanzania. Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, in anticipation of your adventure.

    Day 2 & 3: Discover the Selous

    Enjoy an early breakfast at Oyster Bay before transferring back to the Dar es Salaam International Airport where you will board a short flight to the Selous Game Reserve. On arrival, a camp driver will be waiting to take you to the Rufiji River Camp, an intimate safari lodge in this vast and beautiful wilderness. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading off on your first exciting game drive. The following day will also be dedicated to discovering the resident animals and far-stretching landscapes of the Selous Game Reserve. Return to the camp in the afternoon to marvel at the spectacular sunsets while sipping on a refreshing drink.

    Day 4 & 5: Explore the Ruaha National Park

    Enjoy one last breakfast in the Selous before heading off to the Kiba Airstrip in time for your flight to Ruaha National Park. A transfer will take you to your accommodation for the following two nights – Ruaha River Lodge. Here you will enjoy a lovely lunch before going on an afternoon game. When you return to the camp, dinner will await you and you can enjoy a relaxed evening on the banks of the Ruaha River. The following day you will enjoy more game drives to spot the resident wildlife.

    Day 6 – 8: Chimp-Trekking & Relax

    After breakfast, you will transfer back to the Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Mahale Mountains National Park. From the airport you will be taken to Greystoke Mahale Camp, situated on a white sandy beach at the foot of the mountains and overlooking Lake Tanganyika – the longest freshwater lake in Tanzania. Its location makes it ideal for both chimp trekking and a relaxing beach holiday. Go on a chimp trekking excursion and see these impressive animals eat, sleep and play in their natural environment as you follow them around on foot. Return to the camp to enjoy water sports like snorkeling, fishing or kayaking.

    Day 9: The end of your trip

    After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airstrip for your short flight back to Dar es Salaam.

    Rates & Inclusions

    • Low Season Rate 7300 $ p.P. sharing (5th Jan – 14th March & 1st Nov. – 21st Dec.)
    • High Season Rate 9400 $ p.P. sharing
    • Single supplement on request

    Start & End Point

    Dar es Salaam

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    Departure day:

    Every Wednesday (except 15th march – 30th may)

    Price Includes

    • 8 nights in rustic luxury Camps
    • 5x full board + 3x all In
    • Airport / Airstrip transfers
    • All other transfers as per itinerary
    • Government taxes and levies
    • Park entrance fees
    • Schedule flight Dar/Selous & Selous/Ruaha & Ruaha/ Mahale & Mahale/Dar

    Price Excludes

    • International flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Tips & Gratuity
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Airport taxes
    • All meals and drinks not specified


    • The Oyster Bay
    • Rufiji River Camp
    • Ruaha River Lodge
    • Greystoke Mahale Camp

    Important to know


    Visitors are advised to take precautionary measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. You may use insect repellent, wear long sleeved shirts and trousers in evenings and utilize mosquito nets. Hospitals provide good medical care in cities and in the remote areas or on safari. Flying Doctors facilities are also available. However, it is also advised to carry medical kits for emergencies.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), the following vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania:

    • Hepatitis A + B – Rabies – Typhoid
    • Boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Measles
    • An International Certificate for vaccination for yellow fever is required to enter Zanzibar.

    Please contact your personal Doctor at home for detailed information!!!

    Visitors are required to have valid passports and entry visa. Visas can be obtained from Tanzania Embassies, High Commissions and Consulate as well as at major entry points in the country such as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar International Airports, Namanga, Sirari, Horohoro and Taveta.

    The Tanzanian shilling (Tsh.) is divided into 100cents. Notes are in denomination of 200, 500, 1000, and 10,000 shillings. Coins are in order of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 shillings. Money can be changed in banks, bureaux de change and other accredited points such as hotels. Credit cards (Access, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Euro Card and Diners) are accepted by large hotels around the country. Travellers’ cheques in US dollars and Pound Sterling are recommended, although Euros are also accepted. Banking hours in major towns are from Monday to Friday (08.30 – 16.00 hrs), Saturday from 08.30 hrs – 13.30 hrs. These may vary in smaller towns. ATM and 24 hour cash machines are available in branches of major banks and accept international VISA cards. Please note that banks are closed on Sundays.

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