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"CHIMPANZEE ITINERARY"- Firelight Safaris private flying safari (max 4 pax with cessna 206) western tanzania

10 days 9 nights 2017-18 season 

Validity: from 1st May 2017 to 30th September 2018.

Issued 05.09.2017

Pick up Nairobi Airport, Fly Nairobi-Musoma-Katavi-Mahale-Lupita-Kilimanjaro-Nairobi,

3 nights Katavi Wildlife Camp, 2 nights Kungwe Beach Mahale,

4 nights Lupita Island Resort Lake Tanganyika

Arrival Day 1:

Collection in Nairobi by our pilot and his Cessna 206 on the morning of your choice.

Fly to Musoma where you will clear customs into Tanzania.
from there you would fly down to Katavi National Park, the 4th biggest park in the country but barely visited by tourists, only 2000 visitors came to Katavi last year, due to its remoteness, it is wild and amazingly abundant with game. Famous for its hippos and crocs and very large herds of Buffalo and elephant.


Days 1-3 (3 nights):

Three wonderful nights in Katavi Wildlife camp, a rustic but extremely comfortable camp on the edge of the Chada plains and marshlands, which are teeming with game. The camp has views as far as the eye can see, with animals lazing in the sun or drinking at the water holes. Spend a full day in the bush with lunch and cold drinks, or lunch in camp, depending on the order of the day. Evenings restfully spent around a roaring fire, followed by dinner and bed in a luxury en suite tent. Rarely visited by tourists, Katavi National Park is a fantastic haven for spotting animals whilst alone and undisturbed.

Overnight Katavi Wildlife Camp (3 nights)

Days 4-5 (2 nights):

From there your pilot and plane would fly you to Mahale mountains in the northern part of Lake Tanganyika for 2 nights to enjoy the chimp trekking in the mountains.
You will arrive at Mahale airstrip then transfer by boat (about 90 mins) to Kungwe Beach Lodge, situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, a lovely camp right on the beach.


Overnight Kungwe Beach Lodge (2 nights)


Days 6-9 (4 nights):

On the 6th day, your pilot and plane will take you to Lupita for 4 nights on this 110 acres island, just 5km offshore. Landing on their private airstrip on the mainland it is just a 10 minute drive to their jetty and a 10 minute boat drive to the island.

Lupita island is totally private, the lodge and its staff and guests are the only people inhabiting the island. A place of rare beauty and tranquility. 10 fabulous cottages dispersed around the island, each with its own magnificent view.
Lupita has been able to secure a marine conservation area between themselves and the next island. The snorkeling and the cichlids are second to none. Some of the rarest cichlids in the world live in this bay. Buffet lunch on the beach while you snorkel around the rocks. Sunset cruise with drinks and canapes. Visit a derelict monastery with a great history. And all of this while not seeing one other tourist. A rare and remote paradise. Some wonderful activities are available or just relax by your private pool and enjoy the ambience.

Overnight Lupita Island Resort (4 nights)

Day 10:

From Lupita you will fly with your pilot and plane back to Nairobi via Kilimanjaro airport for the end of your trip and your onward journey.

Price: from US$ 7300 Gross (High Season) per person sharing a double or twin tent/room

NB this price is based on 4 persons, please enquire if less than 4 pax

Peak season is June – October and January to mid March in northern Tanzania
And July-Oct and 21 Dec to 10 Jan in southern Tanzania
Prices may vary by season – please enquire at



  • Full board accommodation at all properties stated

  • All park and concession fees.

  • Services of a driver guide and 4 x 4 safari vehicle in Katavi

  • Daily laundry services

  • Flights as per itinerary, in your own private plane from and back to Nairobi

  • Meet and greet at all destinations, road and boat transfers as per itinerary

Plus on Lupita. Non-motorised water sports. Fully catered beach buffet, sundowner cruise with snacks and cocktails. Standard alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Fully equipped gym and games room. Return Airstrip transfers. Packed Lunch on day of departure. Includes all land transfers. 


  • Hotels before or after itineraries

  • Alcoholic beverages at all destinations except Lupita

  • Spa treatments, boutique wines and spirits on Lupita

  • Any extras requested in all destinations not mentioned on itinerary

  • Medical Evacuation, Travel Insurance, we advise you to take out fully comprehensive travel insurance

  • Visas, there is an additional visa cost of US$ 50 (EU and UK) or US$100 (USA) per person which is payable on arrival in Tanzania.

  • Tips, we recommend $12 to $20 USD per guest per day, of course depending on the quality of the service you receive

  • Items of a personal nature                                                                                         


Terms and Conditions:



Please ask for child rates


Bookings & cancellations:

·       30% deposit required for confirmation of all bookings

·       Balance to be paid 60 days or more prior to arrival.

·       60 days or more notice: forfeit deposit only

·       Less than 60 days’ notice: forfeit deposit + 30%

·       Less than 30 days’ notice: forfeit deposit + 100%

PLEASE NOTE ALL RATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. This would only be due to a change in government taxes or flight price fluctuations which would be beyond our control.

If the properties in the itinerary are not available at time of booking, we may change to items of a similar quality and standard, with suitable adjustment in cost.

10 Days
Price: from US$ 7300 per person sharing a double or twin tent/room

Booking Contact:


Tel: +255 784 278 639    or +44 0207 078 0295     

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