Mentioning Tanzania as a safari destination may not seem unusual at all, however, there is more to a Tanzanian safari than the classic Serengeti game drive. Although we love looking for wildlife on the rolling plains of Tanzania’s better-known national parks, for more seasoned travellers or those just looking for something a little different, Mahale Mountains National Park offers something altogether alternative. The Mahale Mountain Range is a ruggedly beautiful area in the west of the country home to large populations of chimpanzees. Trek deep into the range in search of habituated families of chimpanzees and enjoy observing their cheeky characteristics and family dynamics! After a somewhat strenuous trek to find the chimpanzees, relax back at your luxurious camp, Greystoke Mahale, or go out onto Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest freshwater lake.
The best time to visit Mahale Mountains National Park is June to October.