Chimpanzee trekking

Delight in the curious antics of chimpanzees at Mahale Mountains National Park

The essence of Chimpanzee trekking

Spend an adventure-filled morning searching the forested slopes of the Mahale Mountain National Park, ideally placed on the banks of Lake Tanganyika in the Kigoma Region of Tanzania, in search of the elusive chimpanzee. The park stands as one of only two chimpanzee protected areas in the country, as well as boasting the largest chimpanzee population, and the only park where chimpanzees and lions exist side by side.

The topography illustrates mostly craggy and rolling hills, running across the towering Mahale Mountains chain that dominates the northwest and southeast sectors of the park. Mount Nkungwe boasts a grand elevation of 2 462 m above sea level.

Walking safaris across the stunning lowland woodlands awards guests the rare opportunity to tread the very paths of myriad wildlife and birdlife that call the park. 82 species of mammals are peppered throughout Mahale National Park, including a group of habituated chimpanzees.

Whilst sightings are never guaranteed, your chances of viewing this charismatic animal is increased with daily walking treks, which are hosted by knowledgeable and experienced guides. Once you have found the resident troop you will have an hour to witness the chimpanzees’ playful antics and how they interact with one another before heading back to the lodge.


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