Mahale Mountains National Park
The best place in the world to see wild chimpanzees is in the Mahale Mountains, which makes up 1600 square kilometres of this national park in the western territory of Tanzania. There is nowhere else like this in the country, or indeed anywhere in Africa. Located near Katavi National Park, and frequently combined with Katavi in a safari itinerary, the Mahale Mountains rise up from the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Soft, powdery, white sand rims the water’s edge before it quickly rises into dense, mountainous forest, which is the home to the largest population of primates in Tanzania.Enquire Now
Mahale Mountains’ biggest attraction is the chimpanzee safari experience, but its remote location on the country’s western boundary makes it rather an expensive destination to travel to, and therefore, it only receives a few hundred visitors a year in comparison to the Serengeti’s hundreds of thousands. The habituated chimpanzee group has about 50 family members, which live wild among the ±1000 chimpanzees of the forest, and during the dry season when the forest is less dense, sightings are at their best. There are only a couple of accommodations here, and the lake-front location means there is plenty of beach walking, kayaking, fishing, and bird-watching to be done!