Experience Mahale Mountains National Park,Tanzania

Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa. Around 1,000 of these chimpanzees call this place home. The park is also endowed with a chain of dramatic peaks draped in lush vegetation falling to Lake Tanganyika’s beaches far below.

Visitors are led on guided walks in search of the chimpanzees, following clues such as the previous night’s nets high in the trees, or scraps of half eaten fruit and fresh dung. Once found, the chimpanzees clean each other’s glossy coats in concentrated huddles, squabble noisily or bound effortlessly into the trees, swinging nonchalantly through vines. In addition to a hike on the trail of the chimpanzee, visitors can trace the Tongwe people’s ancient pilgrimage to the mountain spirits, trekking through enclaves of rainforests to grassy ridges chequered with alpine bamboo. After a hot walk in the forest, the clear waters of the lake, home to 250 species of fish, beckon for a refreshing swim. The best time for forest walks in Mahale is during the dry season, from May to October. The light rains of October and November present no real obstacle to visitors.

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Recommended Tours 

These sample tours will give you an idea of what to expect when either traveling to Mahale Mountains or how we incorporate Mahale Mountains with the other destinations in Tanzania. Please note that the following tours are meant to inspire you since your safari will be tailor-made by our travel experts to fit your needs and preferences within this destination. 

Mahale Mountains National Park

10 Days

Discover Southern Tanzania 
From $2,945 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Dar es Salaam, Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa & Ruaha

Mahale Mountains National Park

10  Days

Best of Selous Safari
From $ 3,590 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Ruaha, Mikumi, Selous 

Mahale Mountains National Park

8 Days

Tanzania Unexploited Safari
From $3,688 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Dar es Salaam, Selous, Mikumi,  Ruaha & Udzungwa  

Mahale Mountains National Park

5 Days

Big Southern Tour 
From $2,551 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Dar es Salaam, Selous & Mikumi

Map of Mahale Mountains National Park

Places to Stay at Zanzibar Island

Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Zanzibar Island that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists

Mahale Mountains National Park

Greystoke Camp

At the lakeshore of Tanganyika, on a white beach, lies Greystoke Camp which offers pleasure to all its intrepid guests.

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mbalimbali Mahale Lodge

Set deep in the heart of the African interior on a stretch of secluded golden beach, Mbali Mbali Mahale is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a romantic setting.

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