Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo, being the biggest island national park has a lot to offer in its uniqueness. The island is filled with many attractions including a variety of birds, Crocodile island, animal species, beautiful beaches and cultural sites. It is the perfect place to have a view of Lake Victoria.

Saanane Island National Park

Located at 2 km South West from Mwanza City Center lies the amazing rocky island. The park is filled with wild animals like Impala, Rock Hyrax, Velvet Monkeys “De-brazas Monkey”, Reptiles, crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Agama Lizards, Snakes particularly Python. The aquatic part of the Park contains a variety of fisheries life, mainly Tilapia and Nile Perch.

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/466
  • Duration:  9 Days
  • Category:   Safari,  Great Lakes circuit
  • Destinations:  Katavi, Mahale and Gombe
  • Attraction: Mahale Mountains, Chimpanzees
  • Budget Level: Standard
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Arusha/Dar-es-salaam
  • End in: Arusha/Dar-es-salaam
  • Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultraviolet radiation filtering etc.
  • Extra info:  Rangers will escort all walking along the wildlife areas

Day 1:  Depart To Katavi National Park

Fly from Arusha or Dar-es-salaam by shared charter plane (two-hours) to Katavi National Park
Have your lunch at the picnic site before proceeding with an afternoon game drive
Dinner and overnight at Katuma Bush Lodge

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive And Walking Safari In Katavi

A morning walking safari to explore the Katavi floodplain. Take a walk along water pods to see hippos and other wildlife closely
Break for an early lunch around noon
Advance with afternoon game drive to Katavi’s inner side
Dinner and sleep at Katuma Bush Lodge

Day 3: A Full Day Game Drive-In Katavi

Leave for the full day game drive
Enjoy the river’s beautiful view while game viewing searching for a duel between lions and buffalos
Return to Katuma Bush Lodge for overnight

Day 4: Transfer To Mahale Mountains

Take shared chartered flight (one-hour) to the Mahale Mountains
Take a boat safari to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Tanganyika, where you can go fishing
Have an afternoon walking safari in the mountains
Dinner and overnight at Beach Lodge

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking And Walking Safari In Mahale Mountains

Start tracking for the Chimpanzee in the forest
Break for a picnic lunch in the mountain forest at noon.
Afternoon walking safari in the mountains followed by late afternoon leisure time along the beach on Lake Tanganyika
Dinner and overnight at Beach Lodge in Mahale

Day 6: Transfer To Kigoma Town

Depart for Kigoma by boat
Arrive in Kigoma Town in time for lunch
Afternoon leisure dinner and overnight at hotel in Kigoma

Day 7: Transfer To Gombe Stream

Depart for Gombe Stream by boat along Lake Tanganyika
Upon arrival, proceed with game viewing in the park and climb the Kakombe waterfalls
Overnight at Gombe Forest Lodge

Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking

Go for chimpanzee tracking and climb to Jane’s peak in Gombe Stream
Bird watching after lunch to see different bird species
Overnight at Gombe Forest Lodge

Day 9: Depart From Gombe Stream

Return by boat to Kigoma Town
Transfer to the airport for a scheduled flight to Arusha or Dar es Salaam



  • National park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complimentary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes


  • International flights
  • Transport outside the itinerary schedule
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips for drivers (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange for them)
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.


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