Katavi and Mahale
October and November 2005
One of my best safaris ever! — We had been planning such a safari for eight years and it had become a trip of a lifetime for my clients -this safari to Western Tanzania. We didn't go so far for just a look see either, but a full week in each of two extraordinary locations, two exceptional National Parks. We wanted to explore, to immerse ourselves in these wild places, we wanted to walk and fly camp and have time to relax and ponder our journey.
Mahale Mountains and Katavi National Parks couldn't be more different from each other.
Mahale is lush and mountainous; it contains a unique forest habitat and sits on the shores of the World's longest lake. Lake Tanganyika is alone unique enough to travel to the very West of Tanzania.
Katavi on the other hand is a mostly flat dry bush land with some hills that border the park where huge herds of large mammals concentrate in the dry season.