kayaking and chimpanzee tracking in tanzniaThe overview kayaking and chimpanzee tracking safari in Tanzania

This safari tour is unlike any other, taking you along the world’s longest freshwater lake to see the chimps of the Mahale Mountains, kayaking along the wild, remote shoreline of Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa’s Great Lakes and the world’s second-largest, swimming and snorkeling as you go, folding into freshly caught fish and wild camping on peaceful beaches. kayaking and chimpanzee tracking  Explore the thickly forested Mahale Mountains National Park on ranger-guided walks to meet the endangered chimps.

Highlights of this kayaking and chimpanzee tracking safari

  • Unlimited kayaking
  • Camping along the shores of the lake Tanganyika
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Swimming and other various water sports activities

The detailed Itinerary plan

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania through Kilimanjaro International airport

Once you arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, our driver guide will greet you and take you to a comfortable accommodation facility in Dar Es Salam.  Depending on your arrival time, you can tour the city before retiring to your lodge or hotel for the night.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Tanganyika

Breakfast will be served very early, followed by a drive to the airport to take a local flight to Mpanda airport in Mpanda town. Our driver will meet you at the airport and transport you to Lake Tanganyika. It’s a stunning four-hour trip that takes you past Katavi National Park and then down the escarpment to Lake Tanganyika via the Lwafe Game and Forest Reserve. After settling at the lodge and enjoying a lovely meal alongside the lake, spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying your first swims and hammock time after the long travel. In the evening, you’ll eat dinner under the stars and talk about the upcoming adventure, a night’s sleep at the lodge

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Kayaking preparation, testing, and other optional activities

Wake up in this paradise, go for an early-morning swim and some breakfast before heading out to try out your kayak and pack for the expedition. The professional kayaking guide will educate you on optimal packing practices, and you will be free to set out on the lake to become acquainted with your kayak and to do a mini-exploration of the neighboring bays. Enjoy some more downtime in this magnificent location. Other optional activities you can participate in while here include snorkeling, diving, a sunset cruise, massages, and short hikes, or simply lie around, swim, and relax in your hammock to recharge your batteries before the excursion begins next day. Enjoy dinner at the shore of the lake and night’s rest in the lodge

Meal plan: All meals are offered

Day 4: Full-day kayaking to Korongwe Bay

You will have an early breakfast, make last preparations, and then go on for a kayaking adventure, you’ll kayak to the picturesque bay of Korongwe from the lake’s shore. As you go north, you’ll pass through various fishing communities on the lake’s shores. It’s a beautiful first day, paddling by several beautiful beaches as you follow the shoreline. An isolated, quiet beach on the northern tip offers an excellent camping site. Dinner will be prepared over a fire as everyone shares stories from the day’s kayaking, and camp tents will be set up for the night at this beach.

Meal plan: All meals are offered

Day 5: Paddling from Korongwe to Karema

You’ll wake up in the tent alongside the lake for the first time, dive into camp for locally cooked chapattis and mandates for breakfast, and afterward leave Korongwe kayaking for the southerly-facing shore located to the west of Karema. You’ll sail across the vast sweeping harbor in front of the Kabwe settlement, which is bounded on the north by the steep, forested mainland. The camping area is situated beneath the forest, making it ideal for some afternoon relaxation and swimming in the lake before another lovely night under the stars. The night will be spent in this campsite, which has been set up here at Karema

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 6: From Karema to Kalagunga Bay

After having breakfast you leave early to take advantage of the cooler half of the day, settling into the routine of a genuine expedition. Canoe through Karema Point, past Ikol, and then along the densely forested foothills of the Mahale mountain range, which rises dramatically out of the sea. This section of the lake’s shoreline is mostly stony, with fewer beaches. After arriving at camp, you can go on short hikes to stretch your legs and explore the region. Tonight’s camping location is just north of Kalagunga, where the cook may sauce some fish to roast over the fire for dinner tonight.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 7: From Kalagunga Bay to Mahale National Park border

After breakfast, you continue your kayaking trip; the view becomes more impressive as you get closer to Mahale Mountains National Park, especially as you round around the tip of Sibwesa and begin looking directly into the park. The region grows wilder and the kayak guide will to stop swimming because there are crocodiles in this part of the lake. You’ll be completely safe from your kayak and while camping on the beaches, and any sightings will be thrilling. You’ll camp for dinner and a night’s rest just outside the park, after another day of exciting paddling.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 8: Final day of kayaking to Inside Mahale national park

After breakfast at the campsite, you’ll embark on your final day of kayaking to the north side of less frequented Mahale National Park for the final camping. Keep your binoculars close at hand for brief scans of the woodlands and beaches for animals. Pel’s Fishing Owls can be found in the treetops, and waterbuck, otters, chimps, and other primates, as well as indolent crocs, can be found on the beaches. Look out for the spectacular inlet near the conclusion of the day, one of the most beautiful places on the earth, and set your sights on the heart of the Mahale Mountains as you make your way to camp inside the park for supper and a night stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking in Mahale National Park

After breakfast, you will proceed to the Mahale Mountains National Park headquarters for a briefing on chimp tracking from a ranger, followed by a hike into the forest to look for chimps in the beautifully magnificent environment. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to monitor chimps in a less-explored corner of Africa, accompanied by rangers and actively contributing to the conservation of these wonderful species. After spending an hour with the chimps studying how they behave in their natural habitat, you will return to your camp for lunch and the remainder of the day leisure and night rest.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 10: Transfer to Kigoma and flight back to Dar Es Salam

Wake up in this wonderful place for a final time for breakfast, then paddle to the Mahale airstrip, to the north of the National Park Headquarters, in which the driver will meet you and drive you to Kigoma airstrip to catch a flight with Air Tanzania back to Dar es Salaam, then to the lodge or the international for your scheduled flight home, bringing this incredible kayaking and chimpanzee tracking adventure to a close.

Meal plan: All meals are included

for booking the safari you can contact us via +256777131912, book@naturenestsafaris.com