Set among the spectacular, forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains, the Mahale Mountains National Park was originally created to protect the thousands of chimpanzees that inhabit the region. It is renowned for its fantastic sunsets over Lake Tanganyika, which makes it an essential stop for keen photographers and safari enthusiasts. The park’s breathtaking array of habitats include rainforest, grasslands, alpine bamboo and woodlands; where some 50 species of animals have been recorded, predominant among these being representatives from various monkey and ape families, and over 90 unique species of fish swim in the clear waters of the lake.
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by Claire Trickett19th July 2017
Why visit the Mahale Mountains National Park?
Stretching along the shores of vast Lake Tanganyika, Mahale is home to Tanzania’s chimpanzees and visitors to the park can track these fascinating primates and observe their complex social structure …
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Remote Western Tanzania – Chimps and Big Game
Travel off the beaten path to Tanzania's remote west, enjoying unspoiled and isolated landscapes
9 Days, 8 Nights | From USD 7 448| Arusha / Katavi / Mahale
How do I get to and around Tanzania?
Tanzania has several airports, although the most common access points are Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) on the coast and Kilimanjaro International Airport in the north-east of the …