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Castaway Lodges | Expeditionary Posts | Tropical Islands | Luxury Bush Camps | Indian Ocean

Combination packages of Mahale and Chada Katavi are perfect for the wildest adventures of chimps and epic gatherings of large mammals in some of Africa's final frontiers that feel untouched by humans.


Chimpanzees adventures of a slightly different experience can be found on Rubondo Island Chimp Camp, where you can join a team on their daily chimpanzee habituation explorations, a great add-on destination for a unique chimp adventure coupled with relaxation on the shores of Lake Victoria after a more traditional bush safari.


If you fancy a safari but also want some beach vibes then look no further for a combination package of both...bespoke packages that combine bush & beach...the best of Southern Tanzania's remote wildlife viewing safari spots in Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks and / or the gloriously secluded private  Robinson Crusoe island, Fanjove. 

Browse further into our destinations to whet your appetite, take a look at our example packages for ideas and then contact us for a tailor made quote.


Greystoke Lodge
Mahale National Park

In a famous jungle-chic lodge by a gin-clear lake, daily life revolves around chimpanzees.

Come on a legendary journey to meet the most privileged primates on the planet: the wild chimpanzees of Mahale - and their fellow residents, the trackers, guides and helpers who share their leafy Nirvana. In the forest’s dappled sunlight, chimpanzees romp and commune around tourists.

At the lakeshore, on a white beach, Greystoke opens its shaggy arms, hewn from vintage dhows, proffering yet another level of pleasure to all our intrepid guests.  

Chada Lodge
Katavi National Park

A classic expeditionary camp in a million acres of mammals.

When our suppliers, NomadTanzania, first pushed into Katavi way back, no one had signed the park guestbook for a decade; camp was three bedrolls and a fire. They went feral in the freedom of being amongst such concentrations of beasts. Though they've upgraded since then, with comparative luxuries like showers and silverware - they stay faithful to how that felt, and their outpost still sits amongst the elephants, bellowing hippos and tamarind trees.

Towards the end of the dry season elephants are in camp most days, and it is not uncommon to have lions wander through.

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Siwandu Camp
Nyerere Park, Selous

Siwandu is at the north of Selous Game Reserve, in Nyerere National Park, in  palm forest Groves, on the shores of Nserakera lake, which is an impressively large lake that adjoins to the Rufiji River, the largest river in Tanzania.

Such a large park (the biggest in Africa!), with heaps of exclusivity. You will see a lot, but not other tourists. Offering an intimate, uninterrupted bush experience, Siwandu is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing oneself in unspoilt nature, with just the right amount of bush luxuryKnown as one of the most photogenic regions of the reserve

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Jongomero Camp
Ruaha National Park

Jongomero is situated in perfect isolation, 60 kms from the next camp! Here, there is varied landscape, where 2 biomes meet: bush and scrub of south , and savannas of east.

This bush and scrub is characterized by semi-arid type of vegetation, huge baobab trees, Acacia woodland and other species. There are over 1,650 plant species that have been identified!

The Jongomero river is seasonal and dries up during the dry season. At this time many elephants come and dig under the river for remnants of water - a group of 300 is not unusual.

Far from the madding crowds, this secluded idyll offers a chance to discover true unadulterated wilderness.


Rubondo Chimp Camp
Rubondo Island, Tanzania

Rubondo Island Camp is the only one on Rubondo Island, the largest island national park in Africa, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Pristine tropical forests provide a protected habitat for wildlife that includes wild chimpanzee, sitatunga, elephant, giraffe and 200 species of bird.

Guests can spend time searching for chimpanzees as part of a habituation project  on the island.

The deep waters of Lake Victoria also offer spectacular fishing for Nile perch of record-breaking size.

With regular flights from Arusha, it is the perfect add-on destination after a traditional bush safari for a chimpanzee adventure mixed with some relaxation time before heading home.

Fanjove Island
Southern Tanzania

Fanjove is perfectly secluded with no inhabitants other than the wildlife.

Here there are only 6 beach houses / Bandas for guests so aside from the staff there will never be more that 12 guests at any one time.

To arrive on Fanjove Private Island is all part of the Robinson Crusoe adventure. From Songo Songo island's airstrip you will be driven 5 minutes by tuk tuk and then hop onto a traditional Dhow sail boat for 40 minutes until you reach exclusivity upon Fanjove powdered sand shores.

11kms of the north section of Fanjove island is coral, the rest is sand.

Palm-fringed, powder-white sands; azure, shimmering waters; the call of birdsong; and a whole island to yourself…. Secluded and exclusive, Fanjove Island is a peerless tropical island idyll

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