Western Tanzania is for the serious safari enthusiast, travellers who want to experience the rough, remote frontier land of the Africa of old. Vast trackless expanses, minimal infrastructure and few visitors mean this region is still much like it was when when Stanley found Livingstone here in the 1870s. You’ll find a true sense of adventure here that is often missing in other more popular parts of the country.
Western Tanzania encompasses Katavi National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park, both part of the ‘road less travelled’ in safari circles. Wild Katavi is home to the famous denning crocodile and predators galore as well as hippo pods numbering in the thousands. Mahale is all verdant forests and angular mountain slopes which drop vertically down to the shores of mystical Lake Tanganyika. It is one of the best places in the world to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat.