Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania

Mahale Mountains National Park is located on a far-flung beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika and is accessible only by air and water. Here the water is as clear as gin, the air scented and the living is easy.

The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains National Park are home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, with approximately 1000 individuals inhabiting this small park.

Trekking with the habituated chimpanzees at Mahale is a humbling and very special experience. Each day you can venture out into the forest, to observe and commune with our closest relatives, as they groom, wrestle and forage across the leafy floor.

The forest itself is special, with eight other species of primate, shy forest mammals, birds, butterflies, giant vines and waterfalls.

Mahale Mountains National Park is usually combined with a traditional safari in Katavi or Ruaha National Parks which may be stops on route.


Big 5: elephant Big 5: leopard Big 5: buffalo

WHY VISIT Mahale Mountains National Park

  • Exceptional wildlife experience spending time with wild chimpanzees
  • Idyllic and beautiful location
  • Remote and unchanging part of Africa
  • Excellent “catch and release” fishing in the lake

ACCOMMODATION IN Mahale Mountains National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

There are currently no pre-designed tours visiting Mahale Mountains National Park. Please note that we display these more for ideas and work closely with our clients to create tailor made safari holidays. Please call our expert consultants who will be happy to create something unique to your interests.



PLACES TO GO IN Mahale Mountains National Park

There are just two small safari lodges near to each other in the park so you have little choice, if budget permits then Greystoke is the best choice



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The chimps can be visited at any time but probably July to October is ideal, most guests stay for three or four nights to fit in with twice weekly flight schedules.

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DRY SEASON

The ideal time to visit Mahale is usually considered to be the dry season months when conditions for trekking are easier for humans. However the chimpanzees are around all year and it can be much cheaper to visit at other times.

green SEASON

Most lodges close during the main wet season and getting to the park is very difficult

SHOULDER SEASON

Good time to visit if you don\’t mind a little rain, the chimps are relatively easy to locate and track at any time.



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