Welcome to Western Tanzania


But it’s wildlife watching that brings most people. Gombe, Jane Goodall’s former stomping ground, and Mahale Mountains National Park are two of the world’s best places for chimpanzee encounters, while the vast flood plains of Katavi National Park offer an almost primeval safari experience.

Unless you charter a plane as part of a tour, you’ll need plenty of time and patience to travel here. But for that certain sort of traveller, Tanzania’s west is Tanzania’s best.


Top experiences in Western Tanzania

Travel guides

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