Mahale Mountain National park

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Kigoma, Tanzania

Mahale Mountain National park Kigoma Reviews

husseinmj husseinmj
3 reviews
Mahale and Katavi on Budget Jun 20, 2011
I have discouvered the following and i would like to share it with other intending travellers to vsist the western circuit


Book bus to Kahama Bus companies available for that route is Mghamba,Air Jordan and Mohamed enterprices , These buses leave Arusha and arivies Kahama from 4pm you would opt to take a tax or a bodaboda to a hotel after booking another bus from Kahama to Kigoma. I had a night at Patcom hotel in Kahama


Busses operating from Kahama to Kigoma are Ally;s Summry, Adventure and saratoga, These buses leave kahama 6am and arrives Kigoma at 3pm and above


The road situation is not very good as there major repair on the way but they are paseble, The fact of security is there and almost all the journey from Kahama to Kigoma is with escourt of security agents


A return juorney to arusha from kigoma takes the same way


Another very important aspect discouvered


For many years Mahale has been aplace not doable for backpackers due to unreliability of the Liemba Ferry


For some months now a new route has been invented and this involves travelling overland from Kigoma divert at simbo heading to Illagala and finaly to sigunga , You will be picked from sigunga by a speed boat to Bilenge and finally to the Tanapa bandas for a maximum of 2hrs , That route can be return at any time best suitable for one self

This makes the connection to Katavi easily getting being picked at sigunga drive to Katavi do the safari and drive back to Kigoma and then look at either heading to Arusha by bus or to Dar
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