In the south-west corner of Africa’s largest lake, the continent’s biggest island national park has lain unexplored for decades. Home to wild chimpanzees, elephant, giraffe and over 200 species of birds, this sub-tropical forest eco-system is pristine and waiting to be explored on foot, by boat or traditional safari vehicle while staying at the eco-friendly designed Rubondo Island Camp; the only lodging on this verdant island. An out of this world experience.
This remote, wild and exclusive park is a snapshot of what Africa looked like a century ago, a place where time has stood still. The Katuma river and its associated floodplains are the main focus of game viewing here. During the rainy season the marshy lakes support Tanzania’s greatest concentration of hippo and crocodile.
However, when the floodwaters retreat in the dry season the park truly comes into its own. The river becomes the only water source for miles around, attracting thousands of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and impala, providing easy pickings for predators like lions and spotted hyenas. This truly authentic bush experience comes at price, but we think there are few better ways to immerse oneself in Africa!
Situated right on the edge of the clear blue waters of Lake Tanganyika, and inaccessible by road, this beautiful National Park is one of the most magical and remote places in Tanzania.
Mahale is one of the most exclusive destinations for viewing some of the world’s most fascinating and intelligent creatures: chimpanzees. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness chimps in their natural environment comes at a price however. For many though, an experience of this magnitude is worth every cent.
Located north-east of the Ngorongoro Crater, amongst volcanic hills and deep craters. Lake Natron is well and truly off the tourist’s map and blessed with the most spectacular scenery. From December to March, its location makes it an interesting route into the southern Serengeti for the migration, however it is hot, dry and dusty.
The winter months (June-Aug) are pleasantly cool and ideal for walks. For the more active it is possible to hike to the top of Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only active carbonatite volcano in the world. Get in touch to find out more about this active adventure.
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