8 Days Katavi and Gombe is a well rounded African Safari that offers wildlife photography safari and chimp tracking. They are one of the two western circuit parks of Tanzania.
Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park is the third largest park in Tanzania. The wildlife is untouched and unspoiled of all the parks in Tanzania. The size of the park is 4,471 sq kms. Katavi National Park was established in 1974.
The park is located in the remote south west part of Tanzania, where the rift valley waters flow into Lake Rukwa.
The park also holds River Katuma and Lake Katavi and Lake Chada.
The animals that you can view are herds of buffaloes, hippos, elephants and variety of bird life. During the rainy season, the lakes and rivers are filled with varied bird life and animals coming for water.
Katavi’s most singular wildlife spectacle is provided by its hippos. Towards the end of the dry season, up to 200 individuals might flop together in any riverine pool of sufficient depth. And as more hippos gather in one place, so does male rivalry heat up – bloody territorial fights are an everyday incident.
Gombe Stream National Park
Gombe Stream National Park is on the western border of Tanzania, bordering with Congo. The park is on Lake Tangayika with untamed, huge and thick forest.
Apart from Chimpanzee trekking that Gombe Stream National Park is well known for, you can perform forest hikes and swimming.
The park is also famous for the primatologist, Jane Goodall, who has discovered a lot about the endangered Chimpanzees.
Apart from the primates, you can see many other animals such as vervet and colobus monkeys. Also, you can view forest pigs, baboons, variety of bird life and antelopes.
Gombe Stream National Park is 52 sq kms, considered the smallest park in Tanzania. It inhabits the great and endangered chimpanzees. It is 16 kms (10 miles) from Kigoma town.
Chimpanzees have over 90 percent of their genes matching with human beings. This is visible by their act of happiness, sadness, many other emotions.
After dusk, a dazzling night sky is complemented by the lanterns of hundreds of small wooden boats. The boats are bobbing on the lake like a sprawling city.
8 Days Katavi and Gombe offers game viewing of variety of animals and primates at the same time. It is a great combination of parks and wilderness.
8 Days Katavi and Gombe is a well rounded African Safari that offers wildlife photography safari and chimp tracking in one of the two western circuit parks of Tanzania.