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The far west has been a huge growth area in terms of tourist facilities over recent years, though the emphasis is firmly on small, exclusive, and rather costly tented camps rather than midrange package hotels and lodges. There's plenty of accommodation in Kigoma, but only one hotel that could be described as tourist class. Gombe Stream has only one tented camp, whereas Mahale and Katavi boast two and three, respectively. For independent budget travelers, all three parks offer simple hut accommodations or camping sites for $20 per person; visit the national park website www.tanzaniaparks.com for details.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.