chimpanzees in the wild is a great thrill and
worth the effort of getting here. Other primates
include colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons.
Larger mammals found here are buffaloes, elephants,
roan and sable antelopes, leopards, lions and
Birdlife is prolific
both in the park and along the lakeshore.
contains over 200 types of small shining chichlid
fish, many of which are endemic and some of
which are allowed to be collected by divers
for export to tropical aquariums.
Season: May to October is dry and the
best time for forest walks, although the light
rains of October and November are also fine.
Mid-December to February are also dry.
Rainy Season: the long rains
are from March to May.
• Spending time with wild chimpanzees
• Colobus and blue monkeys
• fishing and boating in a traditional
Arab dhow on Lake Tanganyika
• Exotic castaway-style Greystoke lodge
on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
Mahale Mountains National Park is situated in
the west of Tanzania on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
- Tanzania's western border with Zambia.
The park is about 1,000 miles² (1,613 km²).
It was gazetted in 1980.
A charter flight from Arusha, Dar es Salaam
or Kigoma is the best way to reach the park.
Tanzania National Parks contact details: Tel:
+255 (27) 254 8040, Fax: +255 (27) 254 8216,
This is a malarial area.