Mahale Mountains National Park


Famous for containing some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa, the Mahale Mountains National Park was gazetted in 1985, covers an area of 1 613 km² and is located about 128 km south of Kigoma town on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. The western boundary of the park protects an adjacent 1.6 km wide strip of Lake Tanganyika’s waters. The land in and around Mahale is the traditional homeland of the Watongwe and Waholoholo tribes. The terrain is mostly rugged and hilly, and is dominated by the Mahale Mountains chain that runs from the northwest to the southeast across the park. The highest peak (Mount Nkungwe) rises to 2 462 m above sea level.


With an early departure from our Arusha accommodation, you’ll be transferred to the Arusha airport for the charter flight to Mahale National Park. Upon your arrival at the Mahale airstrip, our expert guide will welcome you and ready to take a one hour boat trip to the camp. Remote and fabulous! This afternoon, take a bush walk around the camp to discover your new habitat.

Chimp trackers set off early and radio to camp when they have located the chimpanzees. From there is it our turn to push through incredible jungle to the desired location. Return to the camp for lunch and resting.
GREYSTOKE MAHALE | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trackers have once again set off early morning, as we’ll follow shortly once we have heard a word. We are allowed one hour to view the chimps on each day—this is timed and recorded by park rangers who accompany us on the trek. We return to camp today and after lunch and a short rest, we are able to enjoy a short boat ride and learn some traditional fishing techniques, in search the Yellow Belly!
GREYSTOKE MAHALE | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a leisurely morning, boat transfer back to park headquarters for our charter flight back to Arusha, arriving early evening.
Breakfast, Lunch

Find the things that take your breath away!

Kilimandjaro lever de soleil
Succes summit
Alpine deset


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