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Tanzania Western Circuit: A Safari to Remember

Tanzania Western Circuit: A Safari to Remember



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Discover the dramatic beauty and exciting wildlife of the top game parks in Western Tanzania. On this classic safari, you will explore three of Tanzania's most remote and unspoiled national parks: Katavi, Mahale Mountains, and Gombe Stream. Accompanied by your own private guide, you will go on thrilling day and night game drives, where you will have the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and chimpanzees.

Katavi National Park is a hidden treasure that is less well-known, but no less impressive. The park is home to a large population of elephants, as well as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and many other animals.

Mahale Mountains National Park is home to the world's largest population of chimpanzees. You will have the opportunity to go on a chimpanzee trekking safari, where you will get to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Gombe Stream National Park is where Jane Goodall conducted her famous chimpanzee research. You will have the chance to go on a chimpanzee-tracking safari, where you will get to see these fascinating creatures up close.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime safari that will take you to some of the most beautiful and exciting places in Africa. Book your trip today and start planning your adventure!

Tour Features

Tour type

Luxury Tour

This is luxury tour uses 5 stars hotels & Lodges

Private Tour

Private Tour

This is a private tour with a private guide, designed exclusive for you.

Customizable Tour

Customizable Tour

This tour can be customized to fit your preferences and your needs

Departure Guaranteed

Departure Guaranteed

This tour can start any day, and it is available troughout the year.

2023/2024 Rates Per Person

Dates 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6 pax
1 Jun to 31 Oct $9,330 $9,225 $9,098
22 Dec to 31 Mar $9,190 $9,022 $8,910
1 Nov to 21 Dec $9,006 $8,900 $8,820
1 Apr to 31 May $8,910 $8,770 $8,600

Trip Summary

Day 1

Arrival to Dar es Salaam International Airport

  Check-in at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam for dinner and overnight

Day 2

Flight form Dar-es Salaam to Kigoma

  Dinner and overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel

Day 3

Boat ride to Gombe National Park

  Overnight at hilltop hotel

Day 4

Boat ride to Mahale Mountains National Park

  Kigoma Hilltop hotel

Day 5

Transfer from Kigoma Katavi

  Dinner and overnight at Mbalimbali Katavi Lodge

Day 6

Game drive in Katavi

  Mbalimbali lodge in Katavi

Day 7

A FULL DAY OF WALKING SAFARIS & GAME DRIVES IN KATAVI

  MbaliMbali Katavi Lodge

Day 8

Transfer from Katavi to kigoma

  Dinner and Overnight at Hill Top Hotel kigoma

Day 9

Take a local flight from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam

  Check-in at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam for dinner & Overnight

Day 10

Rainforest trek at Udzungwa Mountains

  Dinner and Overnight at Vuma hills Tented Camps

Day 11

Game drive at Mikumi National park

  Dinner and Overnight at Vuma hills Tented Camps

Day 12

Transfer from Morogoro to Dar es Salaam

  Overnight at Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam

Day 13

Full day relaxing and swimming at Serena hotel.

  Full day at Serena Hotel Dar es salaam

Day 14

Departure Day

Day 1
Tour activity

Arrival to Dar es Salaam International Airport

Arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport, where you will meet our team and will pick you to Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Experience urban living at its most cosmopolitan at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, located at the heart of the city center business district, just moments from sandy Indian Ocean beaches, a bustling fish market, and eclectic crafts markets, boutiques, and restaurants. A garden oasis of tranquility and charm, our five-star Dar es Salaam hotel promises the warmest of welcomes, vibrant experiences, and vivid memories of your stay.

For discerning business and leisure travelers with a taste for the very finest, our distinctive five-star hotel is a place to call home. Exceptional security and impeccable service as well as world-class amenities and cuisine create the perfect retreat within a thriving metropolis.

Acclaimed as one of Tanzania’s most prestigious hotels, Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel offers a perspective that is the essence of the city itself: diverse and stylish yet exceedingly relaxed and down-to-earth.


Tour activity

Check-in at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam for dinner and overnight

Day 2
Tour activity

Flight form Dar-es Salaam to Kigoma

Depending on your flight schedule, After breakfast, you will take a local flight to Kigoma region. This marks the beginning of your adventure in Tanzania's Western circuit. Soon After your arrival, you will find our team awaits for you at the airport. After a short brief and a warm welcome at the airport, our team will take you to Kigoma hilltop hotel for check-in.

Set on a remote outcrop amongst acres of lush gardens overlooking Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma Hilltop Hotel is the ideal escape for guests looking for comfort and relaxation in Kigoma Town. Located 15 minutes from the Kigoma Airport, and five minutes from Ujiji Town, the hotel is easily accessible for travelers and conference delegates alike

Tour activity

Dinner and overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel

Day 3
Tour activity

Boat ride to Gombe National Park

After breakfast; depart for the Gombe Stream by boat along Lake Tanganyika. After arrival, proceed with game viewing/chimpanzee tracking and climb the Kakombe waterfalls. During the evening you will ride the boat back to Top Hill hotel for dinner and overnight.

Tour activity

Overnight at hilltop hotel

Day 4
Tour activity

Boat ride to Mahale Mountains National Park

After breakfast, go game viewing, bird-watching, chimpanzee tracking, and climb to Jane will's peak in Gombe Stream National Park. Overnight at Kigoma Hilltop hotel.

Tour activity

Kigoma Hilltop hotel

Day 5
Tour activity

Transfer from Kigoma Katavi

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from Kigoma hilltop Hotel to katavi Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge.

Mbali Mbali is a collection of five stunning lodges in Tanzania. Each location has been carefully selected for its unique experiences, across incredibly diverse ecological areas.

We at Oreteti Safaris Ltd have promised our clients a unique and unforgettable experience and we will always full fill our promise, this is taking you on a trail less traveled to some of Tanzania’s most untouched and unique National Parks.


Tour activity

Dinner and overnight at Mbalimbali Katavi Lodge

Day 6
Tour activity

Game drive in Katavi

After breakfast, Morning walking safari to explore the Katavi floodplain. Late morning break for picnic brunch. Afternoon game drive to Katavi national park, the inner side. Dinner and overnight at Mbalimbali lodge in Katavi

Tour activity

Mbalimbali lodge in Katavi

Day 7
Tour activity

A FULL DAY OF WALKING SAFARIS & GAME DRIVES IN KATAVI

After breakfast, spend another day exploring the Katavi floodplain. Afternoon game drive to Katavi national park inner side. Dinner and overnight at MbaliMbali Katavi Lodge

Tour activity

MbaliMbali Katavi Lodge

Day 8
Tour activity

Transfer from Katavi to kigoma

After breakfast, our guides will pick you up to Kigoma, for lunch, dinner and overnight

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnight at Hill Top Hotel kigoma

Day 9
Tour activity

Take a local flight from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam

depending on your flight schedule you will have your lunch, dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam

Tour activity

Check-in at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam for dinner & Overnight

Day 10
Tour activity

Rainforest trek at Udzungwa Mountains

After breakfast, depart with your guide for Udzungwa National Park, a lush high-elevation rain forest and a great site for a day of walking, moderate hiking, and a picnic lunch. It is one of thirty-four World Biodiversity Hotspots and one of 200 World Wildlife Federation ecoregions of global critical importance. The Udzungwa forest is part of the so-called Eastern Arc, which is a series of mountains ranging from the Southern Highlands through the Uluguru and Usambara mountains northwards to Pare. The forest is home to many indigenous species of plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, butterflies, and insects of which some the species are found nowhere else in the world. During the evening we will take you to Vuma hills Tented Camps for dinner and accommodtion.

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnight at Vuma hills Tented Camps

Day 11
Tour activity

Game drive at Mikumi National park

Soon After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your accomodation to Morogoro region and then to Mikumi national park. You will have a full-day game drive at Mikumi national park. In the mid of the day you will have your lunch box at a picnic site at Mikumi National park and at the end of the day we will take you to Vuma Hills Tented camps for your dinner and overnight.

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnight at Vuma hills Tented Camps

Day 12
Tour activity

Transfer from Morogoro to Dar es Salaam

Soon After the breakfast, you will have your journey back to Dar es Salaam. In the mid of the day, you will have your lunch box, while enjoying the stunning view of the landscape.

Tour activity

Overnight at Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam

Day 13
Tour activity

Full day relaxing and swimming at Serena hotel.

After the adventure on the Western Circuit of Tanzania, you will have a Full day relaxing and swimming at Serena hotel.

Tour activity

Full day at Serena Hotel Dar es salaam

Day 14
Tour activity

Departure Day

This is your departure day, our guide will pick you to the airport based on your flight schedule.

package includes Package Includes

  •  All Accommodation and Meals cost from arrival to departure
  • Transfer from the hotel to the national park gate and back
  • Airport pickups and dropping during arrival and departure
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Drinking water, tea & coffee
  • All national park fees
  • Local flight to and from Kigoma (Economy Class)

package includes Package Doesn't Include

  • Arrival and Departure Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Tips (Optional)
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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