BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE TANGANYIKA FOR A WESTERN TANZANIA SAFARI
This is the best time to set out on a trip to Tanganyika to maximize on the lake, beach and mountain chimpanzee trekking activities. During these months, the dry weather also makes it easier to travel on the few, poorly maintained access roads, or on the lake which is calmer with less wind. Light aircraft have no problems landing. To visit the national parks, such as Gombe and Mahale, the dry season is most favorable – both for the primates and beach experience.
The chimpanzees which are their main attraction stay on the lower slopes and even go down to the lake to drink. They take more time to track them down in the wet, when they move higher into the mountains in search of food. Trekkers will find the trails muddy and slippery during wet season safaris in western Tanzania.
Although the start of the rains heralds the appearance of beautiful foliage, and the best time for birds and butterflies is from November to April, this is the continuous wet season when humidity may climb to 80%. Lake Tanganyika does not get as many visitors as it deserves, but accommodations are scarce too. Low season visits by AfricanMecca guests offer no significant financial advantage where travel is prohibitively costly and time-consuming. Most camps and lodges close between March and May due to the rains.
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE TANGANYIKA
You could stay at the boutique Lupita Island Resort, value Kigoma Hilltop Hotel or Lake Tanganyika Hotel or even chimpanzee lodgings like Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge, Greystoke Mahale and Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN LAKE TANGANYIKA
Varied Tanganyika tour experiences are available, from lake cruises by dhow for romantic water-borne meals, fishing, snorkeling or deep lake swimming, motorboat trips, cultural village visits to kayaking.
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GUIDE ON LAKE TANGANYIKA IN TANZANIA
Tanganyika is arguably the most beautiful Great Lake in Africa, formed in the Great African Rift Valley, with long, deserted beaches of silver sand backed by tropical forest on chimpanzee habitat mountains.
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Congratulations, the organisation by AfricanMecca was perfect. As to Mahale we spent 4 memorable days in that beautiful scenery, with plenty of Chimp viewing, a lovable crew and good food. Thanks once again for the top service.
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I recently returned from a trip to Tanzania with a party of eleven people (Canisius College school group) visiting remote Chimpanzee and Wildlife in Gombe, Mahale, Selous. I am pleased to report that I was entirely satisfied in every respect.
Dr. Michael Noonan - Professor At Canisius College - New York, United States
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Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA
We saw more than 20 chimpanzees including chimps I've read about -- Freud, Faustino, Wilkie... so amazing. We had an absolutely amazing trip in Arusha, Serengeti and Gombe - everything went smooth as silk. Thank you so much Raza
Tiffany Heitz & Lesley Smith - California, United States
We had a wonderful time on our chimpanzee safari in Mahale Mountains National Park. The services were outstanding. The guides were knowledgeable and led us to several very nice viewing opportunities. Asante sana.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE TANGANYIKA IN WESTERN TANZANIA
When visiting Lake Tanganyika, we recommend combining it with offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale.
You may optionally extend out to Northern Tanzania safari parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
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