Mahale National Park

Mahale National Park

Mahale national park is home to the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa. This is where the magical and most rewarding Chimpanzee tracking can be done. From the chimps nest in the canopies the guides will pick there last place of rest and from there you can follow them to their present destination. Chimpanzees will feed on the ground and even on trees but they always make their nests on top of canopies to avoid predators.

Mahale national park Covers an area of 1613km squared and is located on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Tanganyika is the longest lake in the world, second deepest and with very fresh waters that support over a thousand fish species. The terrain is mostly rigged with its highest peak being Mount Nkungwe that rises 2462 above sea level.

The Mahale ranges support a diverse habitat that includes the red tailed Colobus, blue monkeys, red monkeys, and colorful forest bird and the endemic rare Angola colobus in the grassy ridges.

The best time to visit the park is between may and October. During this time chimps are seen in large groups.

Activities in mahale national park  include walking safaris, hiking to Mount Nkungwe,sport fishing in lake Tanganyika, snorkeling and cultural tourism to the local villages.

Mahale is accessed by air, charter or private flight, boat or steamer.

Accommodation consists of seasonal luxury tented camps, rest houses and campsites.

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