THE WESTERN HINTERLAND - REMOTE MOUNTAINS
with no longer, the rumble of caravan trains nor the journeys and intensity of European mission, Western Tanzania's wide-reaching plains, and deep leaks have once again become the undisturbed kingdom of the flora and fauna that have reigned there since time began. Visiting Western Tanzania is a journey to another world.
Strolling Amidst Primates; for visitors who want to view wildlife without distracting them with the sounds of engines, Gombe National Park is their destination. Here on the westernmost part of Tanzania, some 16 kilometers north of Kigoma town on Lake Tanganyika, lies a park with unique features and attractions. It stands out as a park without roads. Where you have to walk and experience nature in its original form.
The park covering an area of 52 square kilometers is a narrow strip of mountainous country bounded to the east by the crest of the Rift Valley escarpment and by Lake Tanganyika to the west.
Chimpanzees in Natural Habitat: MAHALE National park lies 120 kilometers south of Kigoma on a peninsula that cuts out into Lake Tanganyika. The park is dominated by the Mahale mountain chain running from the north-west across the middle of the park. The highest peak is 2462 meters above sea level.
Undisturbed Nature: Katavi National Park is in Mpanda district, Rukwa Region about 40 Kilometers south east of Mpanda town in south-western Tanzania. The park is famous for its undisturbed natural face compared to other parks in the country.