Mahale Mountains National Park

Good, sturdy walking shoes are a must, if you plan on visiting Mahale Mountain National Park! The park, located on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, in western Tanzania has no roads or infrastructure within the park. Only accessible by boat or plane, this park offers lots of adventure and activities for the more intrepid visitors.

Features:

Chimpanzees:

The largest known population of chimpanzees reside in Mahale Mountains National Park. As well, it is the only location where chimpanzees and lions are known to coexist. The dry season (May- October) provides the best option for walking safaris to track these wonderful primates.

Lake Tanganyika:

It is the second largest fresh water lake in the world; the longest, and one of the deepest. 46% of Lake Tanganyika is located in the western edge of Tanzania. At least 1500 aquatic species are believed to inhabit the lake ecosystem. Boating, snorkelling and swimming are all regular activities for lake goers.

Mahale Mountains:

Creating a picturesque tablet on the park’s landscape, Mount Nkungwe, the highest peak in the range, stands a majestic 2462m high.