West Tanzania presents a unique opportunity to escape the tourist crowds and enter the hear of the bush. You can see chimpanzees in their natural habitat at Gombe Stream or Mahale Mountains and trek through breathtaking forests. Kitavi is exceptional for hippo and lion.
You can also visit the great lakes: Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nyasa (Malawi) and Lake Rukwa.
Because of the extreme distances involved in visiting West Tanzania most safaris are flying safaris. If you wish to see an example of both a luxury trip and a lodge trip have a look at our sample west itineraries.
Western Tanzania Regions
Kitavi and Sumbawanga
The Western mountain range Mbizi, with Kitavi National Park to the North, the remote Lake Rukwa game reserve to the east, the Waterfalls at Kalambo all surround the town of Sumbawanga
Kigoma Region western Tanzania, chimpanzee safari with Gombe Stream National park - home of the famous Jane Goodall chimpanzee research, and Mahale Mountains National Park has some of Tanzania's most spectacular scenary,
Tabora is the wine and honey capital of Tanzania, situated in the centre of the country.