Another magical experience at Mahale and Katavi

Tanzania Safari - Alyn and Ruth Humphreys, Oct 2011

Difficult to know where to begin but certainly another magical experience! All 3 camps were superb and to end up at Greystoke was as good as any beach holiday with the added bonus of 3 magical days with the chimps.

I think the highlight was the chimpanzees, made all the better for having to make an effort to get to see them. ( Makes it more rewarding) . We were amazed at their size and the human traits they exhibited even at one point having a mother bring her baby towards us to clearly show her off! Swimming in Lake Tanganyika was an added bonus with some decent snorkelling in front of camp.

Other highlights:

A great fight and stand off between hungry lions and a herd of buffalo in Ruaha (Mwagusi) The buffalo won!

A vicious fight between 3 baboons (although no-one hurt) in front of our banda after lunch in Mwagusi (didn't realise how vicious it was until we looked at the photos on our return.

A mass of wonderful bird life (we are becoming twitchers with all these visits!)

Hundreds of Hippos and crocs trying to compete for water in Katavi

Great food in all camps

Great staff / knowledgeable guides / excellent accomodation.

All in all another great safari leaving us wanting more and just as keen to return as soon as we can!

Posted by: Caroline

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