MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK is the best place in the world to see chimpanzees in the wild is the remote Mahale Mountains of Tanzania, forest-clad peaks rising to 2,438m from the deep turquoise waters of Lake Tanganyika, just south of Jane Goodall’s Gombe Preserve. This 1,613 km² park is one of the most remote and most beautiful of all Tanzania’s national parks and it is also one of the hardest to get to.
The sun rises over the lake and sets behind the steep rise of mountains, extending up to 2,438 m at Nkungwe Peak, and, as there are no roads in the park, all the trails that lead through its glades and distances are only open to those who will walk them. Numerous pathways and tracks allow visitors to enjoy truly beautiful forest walks and the chance of encountering some of the many different inhabitants of the lowland forests and higher woodlands and savannahs.
The highlight of your experience here will no doubt be with the chimpanzees. Every day you have the opportunity to track them in the stunning tropical rain forest with skilled guides and trackers. Once found, you have the honor of observing their daily life – grooming, wrestling, bickering, foraging… mothers playing with babies… babies playing with other babies… it is endlessly entertaining. After days of “chimping”, you have the opportunity to fish, snorkel, swim and canoe.
Besides the chimps, leopard, lion, kudu, eland, buffalo, roan and sable antelope, olive baboons, red colobus and white spot nose mangabeys and a host of other game wander through this reserve.
Dominated by the brooding presence of Nkungwe Mountain with vegetation ranging through almost the entire gamut of African botany, this is one of Africa’s most intriguing parks.
|Group Size||Price per person per day|
|1 person||USD 1.000 /person|
|2 -5 person||USD 950 /person|
|6- 10 person||USD 850 /person|
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Round trip airport transfer
Local flight 2 ways
International flights(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Pick up from a hotel in Kigoma, then be transferred to Arusha airstrip for departure to Mahale Mountains. You will be picked up on arrival and be transferred to the camp for lunch. Afterwards you will proceed for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Observing the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, one cannot help but be touched by their natural grace and anthropomorphic features.
● Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included
After breakfast we will have an 08h00 chimpanzee tracking in the forest. The hike takes you to the chimp’s habitation areas that are accessible and not strenuous. However being in good physical condition will ease the strain of walking through the jungle. Up close, observing the endangered primates is an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
You will have breakfast at 07h00, and then at 08h00 go for chimpanzee trekking in the forest. You will visit waterfalls inside the park, go birding watching, and in the evening time swim in the Lake Tanganyika followed by a bonfire on the beach.
● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
You will have breakfast in the morning. At 08h00 pick up and transfer to Mahale airstrip for departure by shared charter flight back to Kigoma town. You will be met for assistance to connect onward for an international flight.
● Meals: Breakfast
Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.
Für höchste Flexibilität kann jederzeit eine private Abreise nach deinen ganz individuellen Reisedaten arrangiert werden. Eine Gruppenabreise hat einen geplanten Zeitplan an einem bestimmten Datum und lässt dich einige Kosten während der Reise teilen. Wenn du also ein begrenztes Budget hast und Freunde aus der ganzen Welt treffen möchtest, kannst du dich einer unserer Gruppen anschließen.
Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.
Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.
*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows: