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Mahale Mountains National Park

Tanzania Western Circuit

Mahale Mountains National Park

The park, like its northern neighbor Gombe, is home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimps, population of about 900 that have been habituated to human visitors by a Japanese research project established in the 1960s.

“Mahale’s chimp tracking is a magical experience.”

Mahale is located in Western Tanzania, south of Kigoma, and borders Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest, second deepest, and least polluted freshwater lake, which is home to an estimated 1000 fish species.

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

Best Time to Visit Mahale

The best time to visit is during the dry season (May to October). During this time, chimps are more likely to be seen in large groups, the sun illuminates the fish in the lake, and the beach is a welcoming place to unwind. Mahale Mountains National Park, on the other hand, is open all year. A visit during the rainy season can also be a memorable experience, enhanced by views of neighboring DR Congo across the water and incredible lightning storms that light up the lake at night.

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