Mahale is a remote and untrammeled paradise located 130 km south of Kigoma town on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. It covers 1613 sq km and is dominated by the Mahale Mountain ridge which rises dramatically from the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tanganyika.
How to get Mahale;
Mahale Mountain National Park is reached by schedule, or charter flight from Katavi, Ruaha, Dar, Arusha, Selous game reserve, Mikumi and Zanzibar and by Private boat and public Liemba boat which stops twice a month at Lagosa Station from Kigoma town to Mpulungu Zambia or vice versa,
What to do;
Chimpanzee trekking is the main attraction in Mahale; here the chimpanzee population is estimated to be around 1000. The Chimpanzees may be observed in their natural habitat in groups of up to 30. The vervet monkey, red tail monkey, yellow baboon and red colobus are commonly seen in the park as well. The bird life is unique with species from east, central and southern Africa flocking to ‘Bird Island’ to breed.