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Mahale Mountains National Park

Discover Mahale Mountains National Park: A Chimpanzee Haven

Location & Geography:

Nestled in western Tanzania, Mahale Mountains National Park is a pristine wilderness bordering the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Surrounded by dramatic peaks and dense forests, it offers stunning vistas and unparalleled biodiversity. The park shares its borders with Gombe Stream National Park to the north and Katavi National Park to the south.

Historical Significance:

Mahale Mountains National Park is steeped in historical and cultural significance, having been home to indigenous tribes like the Tongwe people for centuries. Exploring local villages offers insights into their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life, adding depth to the park experience.

Main Attractions:

Chimpanzees: The park is renowned for its chimpanzee population, providing one of the best opportunities globally to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.
Wildlife: Beyond chimpanzees, Mahale Mountains National Park is home to diverse wildlife, including other primates, elephants, leopards, and a plethora of bird species.
Landscape: Rugged mountain ranges, dense tropical forests, crystal-clear streams, and sandy beaches along Lake Tanganyika create a visually stunning backdrop for exploration and adventure.

Activities and Experiences:

Chimpanzee Tracking: Embark on chimpanzee tracking excursions led by experienced guides, offering unforgettable encounters with these remarkable creatures.
Nature Walks: Explore lush forests and scenic trails on guided nature walks, discovering the park’s rich biodiversity and extraordinary landscapes.
Boat Safaris: Take to the waters of Lake Tanganyika on boat safaris, offering opportunities for wildlife viewing and appreciation of the park’s natural beauty.
Fishing, Snorkeling, and Swimming: For the adventurous, enjoy fishing, snorkeling, and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, immersing yourself in the park’s pristine environment.
Best Time to Visit:
The dry season from May to October is ideal for visiting Mahale Mountains National Park, with mild weather and increased wildlife sightings. However, the rainy season from November to April offers lush vegetation and fewer visitors, providing its unique charm.

Getting There:

Access Mahale Mountains National Park by flying to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, then taking a domestic flight to Mahale Airstrip. From there, a short boat transfer will transport you to the park. Alternatively, adventurous travelers can opt for a scenic overland journey by boat or vehicle from nearby national parks.


  • 4×4 land cruiser top-up roof.
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation while on Safaris.
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional}
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips. 
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees

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