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 Featuring Mahale Mountains
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.
Discover Southern Tanzania
From $2,945 per person sharing
Dar es Salaam, Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa & Ruaha
Best of Selous Safari
From $ 3,590 per person sharing
Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Ruaha, Mikumi, Selous
Tanzania Unexploited Safari
From $3,688 per person sharing
Dar es Salaam, Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha & Udzungwa
Big Southern Tour
From $2,551 per person sharing
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
At the lakeshore of Tanganyika, on a white beach, lies Greystoke Camp which offers pleasure to all its intrepid guests.
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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