Short Overview

This remote park offers some of the greatest visitor attractions, from walking safaris, chimpanzee viewing in their natural habitat, a climb to Mount Nkungwe and snorkeling in Lake Tanganyika. Accessible is only by boat or by air, so it makes it the least accessible and least visited.

Details of Mahale Mountains National Park

Size: 1613 square kilometres.
Location: Western Tanzania near Lake Tanganyika.
Best Time: May to November.
To Do: Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, camping, and fishing.
Known For: Chimpanzees.

Like its northern neighbour Gombe, Mahale National Park is best known for having a wild chimpanzee population of around 800 individuals.

Only accessible by boat or plane, Mahale National Park is a wild frontier that offers brilliant hiking and the opportunity to climb the imposing Mount Nkungwe. The park’s dense undergrowth and mountainous setting make it a park for the physically fit, but it rewards intrepid explorers with a wealth of animal and bird life.

Nearby Lake Tanganyika is a great place for snorkelling, swimming, and fishing as well.

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