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Resident Special EA Citizen Special

From USD   1499* | from £ 0 1094.27*

per person sharing

Valid from 22 – 26 July

Day 1:
Guest will fly on Air Tanzania from Dar to Kigoma (ETD 07 30 / ETA 09 40), flight booked by Rickshaw. On arrival at Kigoma Airport, guests will proceed on a flight from Kigoma to Mahale on our shared charter flight. On arrival in Mahale, guests will take a dhow boat transfer for 2 hours to Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge. On arrival, staff will welcome to the lodge followed by dinner, and overnight at the Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge. 
Day 2:
After breakfast, depart for morning chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure perhaps to kayak. Evening dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: 
After breakfast, morning chimpanzee trek. Return to the lodge and enjoy an afternoon boat safari. Evening dinner and overnight at the lodge. 
Day 4:
After breakfast, check out of Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge and take the boat transfer back to Mahale Airstrip (2 hours). From Mahale Airstrip, guests will proceed on a flight from Mahale to Kigoma on our shared charter flight. On arrival in Kigoma, guests will be transferred by vehicle (20 minutes) for check in at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. They can enjoy their evening at leisure; option to have dinner at the hotel restaurant (additional cost). Overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. 
Day 5:
After breakfast, guests will proceed on an airport transfer to Kigoma Airport for their onward flight with Air Tanzania  (ETD 10 10 / ETA 12 20), flight booked by Rickshaw.

End of services.


  • Accommodation at Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge
  • Daily meals
  • Selection of house beverages, soft drinks and water
  • Laundry
  • Tourism Development Levy and VAT
  • Boat transfer to and from Mahale Airstrip
  • Kayaking, 1 Chimpanzee trek per day, 1 Boat Safari per stay
  • Two hours - Option 1: See the Hippos and take a short river cruise and try the local methods of freshwater fishing or Option 2: Visit a neighboring fishing village, Katumbi, for a Cultural Tour. Pay for another boat safari to do both)


  • Other services
  • Tours
  • Activities
  • Drinks and meals that are outside the included offerings
  • Personal expenses such as travellers' insurance
  • Medical evacuation, communication charges, gratuities - tips
  • Visas
  • Airport specific passenger charges
  • International and domestic airfares, that are extra and NOT part of the included itinerary
*terms and conditions apply