highlights and main attractions of mahale mountains national park
This unique safari destination of outstanding beauty is one of the most remote and inaccessible in Tanzania. Dominated by the Mahale Mountain Range, this rugged and wild landscape is famous for its magical chimpanzee trekking, well worth making some time for.
Bordered by a 1.6 kilometre wide section of Lake Tanganyika to the west, the park starts on the powder-white sandy shores, overshadowed by wild jungle. Gazetted in 1985, the park is about 1,613 square kilometres in size and is a hilly terrain, untamed and unruly. The forests are alive with sound, the chattering of primates in the trees and the shuffles of warthogs on the earth.
Butterflies of pink and electric blue flit between the beach and the jungle at will, leading you to one of the most intimate and special wildlife encounters known to man.