Tanzania - Western Tanzania (PDF Chapter)

Tanzania - Western Tanzania (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Western Tanzania chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tanzania guidebook.

Western Tanzania is rough, remote frontier land, with vast trackless expanses and few visitors. Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks are two of the world’s best places for chimpanzee encounters, while Katavi National Park offer an almost primeval safari experience.

  • visit Mahale Mountains National Park, the ultimate ‘get-away-from-it-all’ destination
  • maps
  • venture into the forests to mingle with the chimps made famous by Jane Goodall’s studies at Gombe National Park
  • transport
  • sail from port to port down Lake Tanganyika aboard the MV Liemba, the historic ferry that inspired the movie The African Queen
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Tabora, Kigoma, Ujiji, Gombe Stream National Park, Mahale Mountains National Park, Kalema, Kipili, Kasanga, Mpanda, Katavi National Park, and Sumbawanga.

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