11 days off the beaten track

The Western Wilderness itinerary offers a diverse and exciting safari experience, as it ventures far off the beaten path of Tanzania’s popular “northern circuit”. In the south and west of Tanzania, there are national parks that receive considerably fewer visitors compared to their northern counterparts, whilst offering high quality and rewarding wildlife experiences.

The national parks in the south of the country not only have far fewer visitors than their counterparts in the north, but they are also home to some of the largest populations of wildlife in Tanzania and arguably, some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery found anywhere in Africa.

The flight schedule to these regions accurately depicts their level of isolation and speaks to the extent at which these properties are off the main commercial circuits. This itinerary, in its suggested format, can only start on a Friday to ensure the flights connect as planned. If walking safaris, chimp trekking and swimming in a clear water lake appeals to your sense of adventure, then this is the right itinerary for you.

Itinerary Pricing

Use our itineraries for ideas on how to combine camps, regions and a range of experiences.  Our expert staff will help customise your dream safari holiday that meets all your travel requirements.

Prices are per person and exclude international flights to/from East Africa but include all other arrangements outlined in the itinerary below.

Itinerary Details


  • Experience the thrill of a guided walking safari through the towering baobabs of Ruaha.
  • In Katavi, seek out the legendary tamarind tree to place an offering in memory of the great huntsman named Katabi.
  • Katavi boasts a wide variety of habitats and the largest buffalo herds on the planet.
  • Swim and kayak in the clear open waters of Lake Tanganyika
  • Track chimpanzee through the forest whilst keeping an eye open for other primates and birdlife along the way.

In this western wilderness itinerary, experience a rewarding mix of accommodation with

  • 1 night The Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam

  • 3 nights Mbali Mbali Katavi, Katavi National Park

  • 4 nights Greystoke Mahale, Mahale National Park



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