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ABOUT MAHALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

The park-like its northerly neighbor Gombe is home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees, a population of roughly 900, they are habituated to human visitors by a Japanese research project founded in the 1960s.

Tracking the chimps of Mahale is a magical experience.

Mahale is located in Western Tanzania to the South of Kigoma town, it is bordering Lake Tanganyika-the World’s longest, second deepest, and least polluted freshwater lake-harboring an estimated 1000 fish species.

Best Time To Visit The Park

The dry season (May -October) is the best period. During this period, chimpanzees are likely to be seen in big groups, the sunshine illuminates the fish in the Lake and the beach is an inviting place to relax. 

However, Mahale Mountains National Park is accessible all year round. A visit in the rainy season can also be a memorable experience, made remarkable by views of the neighboring country DR Congo across the water and by incredible lightning storms that light up the lake at night.

Tourist Attractions

  • The Chimpanzees
  • Chain of Mountains (Mahale range)
  • Forest fauna and flora (Angola colobus, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, forest birds, alpine bamboo, montane rain forest etc).
  • Beach along Lake Tanganyika
  • Local fishermen
  • Sun set on the Lake horizon

What To Do

  • Chimp tracking (allow two days)
  • Hiking to the Park’s highest point “Nkungwe” (8,069ft) is held sacred by the local Tongwe people.
  • Camping safaris
  • Snorkeling
  • Sports fishing and many more water sports activities
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