National Park Overview

Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. Named after the Mahale Mountains go that is inside its fringes, covers a zone of 1 613 km² and is situated around 128 km south of Kigoma town on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Popular for being the home of last remainingwild chimpanzees in Africa, the Mahale Mountains National Park was gazetted in 1985, covers a territory of 1 613 km² and is situated around 128 km south of Kigoma town on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. The western limit of the park ensures a nearby 1.6 km wide piece of Lake Tanganyika's waters. The land in and around Mahale is the customary country of the Watongwe and Waholoholo clans. Japanese primate scientists started investigating along the shore of Lake Tanganyika, south of Kigoma as ahead of schedule as 1961. In 1965, the specialists built up their first camp, 'Kansyana', in Mahale and started habituating chimpanzees. The landscape is for the most part tough and sloping, and is overwhelmed by the Mahale Mountains chain that keeps running from the northwest toward the southeast over the park. In spite of the fact that it is notable for chimpanzees and primates, Mahale Mountains National Park has likewise savannah adjusted types of East and South Africa, timberland adjusted types of West and Central Africa or Congo Basin animals. Among them are the goliath squirrel, red-legged sun squirrel, brush-followed porcupine, Angolan high contrast Colobus (which are respected to be another species around there), Bushy-followed mongoose, and sharp's grysbok. Other than the Chimps, Leopard, Lion, Kudu, Eland, Buffalo, Roan and Sable impala, and a large group of other game meander through this save.

Chimpanzees

National Park Activity

Forest Walks, Fishing, Snorkelling, Bird Watching, Chimp Tracking

Classic safari experience, Lesser known tourist safari destination. Up-close encounters with chimpanzees.

The name of the park is gotten from the Great Ruaha River, which streams along its southeastern edge and is the concentration for amusement seeing.

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit is the dry season is from May to October which is also suitable for forest walks.Read More

How To Go

How To Go

You can either take direct flight to the park’s airstrip or take roadways after arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport.Read More

Wildlife

In spite of the fact that it is outstanding for chimpanzees and mandrills, Mahale Mountains National Park has additionally savannah adjusted types of East and South Africa, timberland adjusted types of West and Central Africa or Congo Basin creatures. Among them are the monster squirrel, red-legged sun squirrel, brush-followed porcupine, Angolan black and whiteColobus (which are respected to be another species around there), Bushy-followed mongoose, and sharp's grysbok. Other than the chimps, panther, lion, kudu, eland, wild ox, roan and sable gazelle, and a large group of other game meander through this park.

Most Attractive point of Park Its Chimpanzees.

The Camps In The Mahale Mountain National Park

We offer camping and accommodation inside the park. We partner to provide the best accommodation for you amid your Tanzania visit.

Kungwe beach Lodge
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