Tanzania’s most distant National Park is the Mahale Mountains. These mountains, which reach up into the skies on the borders of Lake Tanganyika, are home to a unique wildlife experience: strolling alongside chimps.
Mahale National Park, in Tanzania’s extreme west, is a fantastically secluded place. It is one of the most remote areas where we conduct safaris. Mahale Mountains National Park is most known for its chimp trekking, which is considered to be the best chimp watching on the globe. The park is home to between 800 and 1,000 wild chimps, divided into 12 different communities, including the famed ‘M’ group. Mahale’s attractions, on the other hand, stretch far beyond chimps.
The park’s jungle-draped peaks descend to a magnificent beach on the border of Lake Tanganyika, the world’s second-deepest lake, with crystal-clear water.
Trekking for chimps, as well as boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and simply resting, are all options. Greystoke, the amazing camp that makes the effort and cost of coming here so worthwhile, is also known as Mahale. It is one of the most well-known camps in Africa. Many experts believe Mahale’s chimpanzee encounter to be Africa’s best wildlife experience.
The primary camps in Mahale operate on a three- or four-night basis. This is unchangeable. We recommend staying here for four nights if at all feasible, since Mahale is likely to be the most incredible spot you’ve ever seen — pushing the boat out is money well spent. The second point is that, despite the fact that Western Tanzania is sometimes touted as a destination for safari aficionados alone, we suggest it to all travelers. Mahale is as much a destination for first-time safari visitors as it is for seasoned safari veterans. The misconception stems from individuals basing their ideas on Katavi, a neighboring National Park that is a safari enthusiast’s paradise. What we’re trying to communicate here is that Mahale is a fantastic destination for everyone.