Tanzania - Western Tanzania (Chapter)
This is the Western Tanzania chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tanzania guidebook.
Western Tanzania is rough, remote frontier land, with vast trackless expanses, minimal infrastructure and very few visitors: much as it was back when Stanley found Livingstone here. The West serves a sense of adventure now extinct in the rest of the country. But, it’s wildlife watching that brings most people. Gombe, Jane Goodall’s former stomping grounds, and Mahale Mountains National Parks are two of the world’s best places for chimpanzee encounters while the vast floodplains of rarely-visited Katavi National Park offer an almost primeval safari experience.
- Visiting Mahale Mountains National Park the ultimate ‘get-away-from-it-all’ destination
- Mingling with the chimps at Gombe Stream National Park
- Sailing Lake Tanganyika aboard the MV Liemba
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Tabora, Kigoma, Ujiji, Gombe National Park, Lake Tanganyika, Mahale Mountains National Park, Uvinza, Mpanda, Katavi National Park and Sumbawanga
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