Certainly Tanzania is a well known safari destination and has areas that are heavily touristed, yet this amazing country still has many National Parks and regions that receive very little visitation and surprisingly these are some of the most spectacular areas in all of Africa but they have flown under the radar while tourists flock to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.
In particular two National Parks, Katavi and Mahale, are tucked in the far west of the country far off the beaten path and receive a very limited number of visitors annually. These two parks are easily combined together to provide a spectacular safari experience and they form the core of your itinerary. Beyond these two wild gems Ruaha National Park is now the largest in the country and is rugged and exciting and still not well known outside of safari aficionados.
Combining these 3 fantastic parks together creates a safari full of big game viewing with the giants well represented — lion, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and hippo should all be present and provide stellar observation opportunities. You will also see many lesser known species and some of the fascinating small life that surrounds you in these expansive wildernesses. Unlike most safari goers you will also have the very rare opportunity to be in the presence of chimpanzees. An active endeavor, you will experience tropical jungle alive with the charismatic chimps that provide a safari experience unmatched by any other species.