Tanzania

Western Circuit

The remote Western Circuit consists of Katavi National Park, Mahale National Park, and Gombe Stream National Park. Click here to learn more about these parks and see sample itineraries.

ReservationsSample Western Circuit Itineraries

Katavi National Park

Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit
Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit
Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit
Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit

With an area of 4471 km², Katavi National Park is Tanzania’s third largest park and one of its most unspoiled wilderness areas. It is well known for high habitat and species diversity with high concentrations of large mammals. Katavi also serves as a refuge for endangered species such as wild dog and cheetahs.

Mahale National Park

Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit
Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit
Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit
Adumu Safaris - Tanzania - Western Circuit

Mahale National Park is located in the western part of Tanzania, bordering Lake Tanganyika. The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind the park, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, with approximately 800 individuals inhabiting the area. Tracking the chimps of Mahale is a magical experience. The forest also boasts amazing troops of red colobus, red-tailed, and blue monkeys and is home to an endemic race of Angola colobus monkey. For ornithologist, this is the perfect place to see a kaleidoscopic array of colorful forest birds.

Gombe Stream National Park

Adumu Safaris - Katavi
Adumu Safaris - Katavi
Adumu Safaris - Katavi
Adumu Safaris - Katavi

With lush forest and a fascinating diversity of animals, Gombe stream National Park is home to one of the most beautiful and stunning natural forests in Tanzania. Stop at this park for an amazing chimpanzee trek. Chimpanzees are known to be the species of primates closest to humans, sharing 98% of the genes that we also have. Efforts to conserve the chimps are widely acknowledged and supported. The Jane Goodall Foundation plays a big role in the conservation of the Chimpanzees here as well as the gorillas in Uganda. Here, you will also find troops of olive baboons, red-tailed and red Colobus monkeys, which stick to the forest canopy due to being regularly hunted by the forest chimps, as well as more than 200 birds species.

Adumu Safaris - Katavi