4 Days Camping Safari to Burigi Chato National Park

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Summary of 4 Days Camping Safari to Burigi Chato National Park

Burigi-Chato National Park is recently gazetted as a National combines 3 former Game Reserves into 1 unit that is now 4,707 sq. km making it the 4th largest National Park in Tanzania. Stretching from Lake Victoria in the East to the Rwandan boundary in the West, Burigi Chato is an enormous piece of the wild country encompassing freshwater lakes, long hills, rocky crags along escarpments, deeply set valleys lined with forest, open plains, swamps, rivers, flood plains and hundreds of square kilometres of medium and tall grass wooded savanna – mostly combretum and Terminal known as Miombo. How to get there The nearest local town is Chato which has an International Airport, and private charters are possible to an airstrip near the Nkonje Ranger Post beside Lake Burigi, or to the Birahamulo airstrip. Accessibility by road to the park is also possible as the park is connected to close towns including Chato and Karagwe Climate and SeasonsThis part of East Africa has two rainfall peaks, November / December and another in March / April, with dry weather from June to September. Temperatures are pleasant with cool nights and warm days. Best time to visit the Park The best time to visit is the Park is from June – September. EMAIL US AT ANY TIME TO DISCUSS YOUR TRIP AND GET AN ACCURATE QUOTATION.

Itinerary Description By Day

DAY 1: We depart from Mwanza early in the morning at 7:00 am and drive to Chato town with our packed lunch boxes, the drives will take us through the tarmac road to reach Chato town.
From Mwanza to Chato is 238km about 4-5hrs drive.
We will check-in at Chota Beach Resort and there is an opportunity to explore the town of Chota or enjoy the boat cruise alongside the Lake Victoria with the prior arrangements of your Burigi Chato National Park safari.
Dinner and overnight at Chota Beach Resort: Bed, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch.
DAY 2: We start our game drive early in the morning through the Burigi National Park onwards to Lake Burigi to explore more abundance of different species of animals and birdlife.
We will take an armed ranger from the main gate called Magel General Kijuu for the game drives and the short walking safari with our packed lunches.
Dinner and overnight at Burigi public campsite: Bed, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch.
DAY 3: Today we start our full day game drives to Lake Ngoma and Lake Nyamalebe, there are lots to explore in the park, Burigi national Park is the only place in Tanzania you can see the abundance of wild animals alongside the Lake Victoria shore.
We may see the heads of African elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Hippos and Elands, also Leopards and Lions can be spotted during the game drives.
In the afternoon we drive back to the public campsite for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Burigi public campsite: Bed, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch.
DAY 4: Today we will take a short drive from Burigi Chato National Park via Biharamula town to Mwanza.
Our journey will take us in 4-5hrs 258km to reach Mwanza city.

  1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  2. Private safari guide
  3. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  4. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  5. Park fees
  6. Flight to and from Kogatende in Serengeti to Arusha
  7. Serengeti Balloon Safari
  8. All meals while on safari
  9. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  10. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook,
  11. Karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
  12. Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
  1. Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD.100
  2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  3. Meals not listed above
  4. Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  5. Tips and any items of personal nature.


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