Mahale National Park

In addition to being one of the best places in the world for up-close encounters with chimpanzees, Mahale Mountains National Park, nestled on the Lake Tanganyikan shoreline in western Tanzania, is stunning. Forested mountains cascade down to the lakeshore, the mist-covered peak of Mount Nkungwe rises in the background and crystal-clear waters teeming with fish lap against white sand coves.

Mahale Mountains - Chimpanzees:

The main attraction of Mahale is chimpanzee trekking, but Mahale offers so much more as well.  It is a truly beautiful and incredibly remote location. Just being here and taking a stroll on the shoreline of Tanganyika is spectacular.  You can go kayaking, snorkeling or fish out on the lake, spend hours walking through the forest spotting other smaller primates and plenty of birds or climb through narrow tracks to discover hidden waterfalls.