Western Circuit Destinations

Like Tanzania’s southern safari circuit, the western circuit is “off the beaten track” for most tourists on a safari in Tanzania. The circuit offers some unique safari experiences, like chimpanzee trekking, a surreal up-close experience with our primate cousins in their natural environment. Lake Victoria also offers a pleasant retreat from the safari circuit with boating, fishing, and hiking excursions for those who demand some involvement in their African safari experience. The main attractions of the western circuit are Gombe, Rubondo, Saanane, Katavi, and Mahale Mountains National Parks.

Gombe Stream National Park

Gombe Stream National Park

Located on the western border of Tanzania and the Congo, is most famous for Jane Goodall, the resident primatologist who spent many years in its forests studying the behaviour of the endangered chimpanzees. Situated on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream is an untamed place of lush forests and clear lake views. Hiking and swimming are also popular activities here, once the day’s expedition to see the chimpanzees is over.

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

The Katavi National Park is part of Tanzania's Western Safari Circuit one of the most untouched areas of this beautiful safari country. It is the third largest national park in Tanzania, featuring amazing virgin wilderness, conveniently off the beaten track for most visitors. Katavi’s dramatic scenery is as varied as it is pristine. Flood plains of thick reeds and dense waterways are home to a huge population of hippo and varied birdlife. In the woodlands to ...

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Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park is located on the western border of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in one of the most remote locations in Tanzania on the dramatic shores of Lake Tanganyika. Due to its remoteness, the park is only accessible by small aircraft. Like its more famous neighbour, the Gombe Stream National Park, Mahale is home to a large wild and friendly chimpanzee population. Although Gombe is more famous, the primate population in ...

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