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Why we like it
- Located on a white sandy beach at the foothills of Mahale Mountains, overlooking Lake Tanganyika
- Activities on offer are chimp trekking, sundowners on the dhow, forest walks and kayaking and fishing on the lake
- As well as the chimps, the forest is home to many other animals, including bushbucks, bushpigs and an incredible array of birds and butterflies
- The main area of the camp is the only building that can be seen from the shores of the lake as guests arrive by boat
- Complements a stay at Chada Katavi to discover more of western Tanzania
Exclusive to A&K clients
- A private dinner under the stars in an old beached dhow
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The consultant was amazing and very helpful in suggesting ideas given that this is our first trip to Africa and we are travelling with two teenagers.
- SR, London
The highlight of any stay at Mahale is chimpanzee trekking (which happens daily) and the privilege of sharing a few moments with these apes. The length of the treks varies depending on where the chimps are, and sightings cannot be guaranteed. An early evening sundowner at the bar or on the dhow is the ideal moment to share your encounters, before a beach dinner under the stars. Children are welcome who are 8 years old and over at Greystoke Mahale. However, Tanapa regulations restrict children under 12 from viewing the chimpanzees.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
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