WESTERN SAFARI CIRCUIT
Most people visit the western circuit to track chimpanzees in Gombe or Mahale Mountains National Park. These two chimp reserves on the shore of Lake Tanganyika offer the best chimp tracking in Africa. Getting here is expensive and time-consuming and is mostly done by chartered plane from Arusha. Instead of visiting one of the chimp reserves as an add-on to a safari in the north, you can combine it with a safari in Katavi, which is the savannah reserve in the western circuit and probably Tanzania's least visited park. Not for lack of wildlife, though. This park offers excellent game viewing in the dry season with superb wilderness appeal, which will make you'll feel like you own the place.
Western Safari Circuit Includes Several top Tanzanian Game Parks:
Gombe Stream is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks, a thin strip of ancient forest set amidst..
Swirls of opaque mist hide the advancing dawn. The first shafts of sun colour the fluffy grass heads rippling across..
Katavi National Park in western Tanzania is remote and wild, a destination for the true safari aficionado..
Like its northerly neighbour Gombe, Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of the last remaining..