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Chimpanzee In Gombe Tanzania Istock 468161713 By Seppfriedhuber
Chimpanzee In Gombe Tanzania Istock 468161713 By Seppfriedhuber
Chimpanzee tracking amid verdant rainforest and the world’s second-deepest lake

Mahale Mountains

Dense rainforest cascades down the slopes of the Mahle Mountains to the shores of record-holding Lake Tanganyika. At 1,436 metres deep, this lake is a haven for wildlife and watersports alike. Dense rainforest cascades down the slopes of the Mahle Mountains to the shores of record-holding Lake Tanganyika. At 1,436 metres deep, this lake is a haven for wildlife and watersports alike.
Why the Mahale Mountains?
Spend one afternoon snorkelling or kayaking alongside kingfishers and fish eagles, spend the next tracking troops of chimpanzees through the rainforest. An estimated 1,000 of these curious primates live in the Mahale Mountains, and it’s magical to see them swinging among the trees on a guided forest walk.

Aside from its unique wildlife and blue-green lake waters, the Mahale Mountains region is delightfully secluded. Arrival is by small plane and riverboat, with delivery to luxury lodges that are perfect for relaxation and reconnecting with nature. It’s a textbook example of what makes Tanzania so special – you’ve got mountains, rainforest and a lake all in one spot.
  • Best place in east Africa for chimpanzee tracking.
  • Ideally paired with Katavi National Park.
  • Hyper-secluded and quiet.
  • Outdoor adventure including kayaking, snorkelling and trekking.
  • Arrival by small plane and boat leaves a lasting impression.
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