The essence of guided forest walks
Not only are the forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains home to the playful chimpanzee but many other animals inhabit this flourishing eco-system too. Enjoy a guided forest walk, which will unveil the fantastic fauna and flora of the region; from other primates to bush pigs, a kaleidoscope of butterflies, bushbuck and a plethora of bird species.
One of the most phenomenal places in the world to get up-close and personal with chimpanzees, Mahale Mountains National Park is really incredible. Ensconced on the Lake Tanganyikan shoreline an abundance of lush, verdant forested mountains tumble to the water’s edge. Adding to the sublime picture the ethereal mist-covered peak of Mount Nkungwe loftily rises as a backdrop.
Abundant, dense and vividly green the Parks tapestry is created from miombo woodland, with Kasoge forest, riverine forest, montane forest and montane grassland in some areas. This diverse terrain provides the ideal habitat for the myriad of creatures who call Mahale ‘home’.
Most famous for its beautiful chimpanzees, walking safaris in the Park are a stunning way to delve into the lives of these incredible animals, and to quietly observe them in their natural habitat. Many other animals inhabit the forests of Mahale including cheeky colobus monkeys, quizzical squirrels, spiky porcupines and curious mongoose.