5 Days from$2800 p/p in USD
DeparturesMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
The Mahale Mountains, famous for its large chimpanzee population that is well acclimatized to human contact, is located in western Tanzania on the dramatic shores of Lake Tanganyika. With forested slopes, the park area extends to the sandy beaches of Lake Tanganyika. Although only accessible by a light aircraft due to its remote location, the up-close sighting of the endangered chimpanzees of this park, in their natural habitat, is a lifetime adventure. The habitat combines rain forest, grasslands, alpine bamboo and woodland and apart from the chimps, also hosts other species of primate, including black and white colobus, red colobus and red-tailed monkeys. Activities here include tracking endangered chimpanzees and walking in the forest, swimming in the waterfalls and the lake and drifting on a dhow.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Guided Safari, Mountain Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Mahale Mountains
Wildlife:Chimpanzee, Red-tailed Monkey, Black & White Colobus, Red Colobus
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Sightseeing Tour, Village Visit
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Dar es Salaam, end in Kigoma
Minimum age:16 yrs
The best time to visit is between May and October.
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 2,800 per person
- 4 nights full board accommodation
- Shared air charters Dar es Salaam/Mahale/Dar es Salaam
- Airstrip transfers
- Soft drinks & laundry
- Professional tour guide & camp fees
- Chimpanzee tracking, fishing, boat safari in Mahale
- Kayaking or snorkeling in Mahale
- Airport tax and aviation safety fee
- Park entrance fees
- International flights & visas
- Alcoholic drinks
- Medical & luggage insurance
- Gratuities & items of a personal nature
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Day by Day Overview
You will be picked up from the hotel in Dar es Salaam and transferred to Dar es Salaam airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma. Pick up on arrival and transfer to the hotel in time for lunch. Proceed for a short sightseeing tour of Kigoma and Ujiji Town.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel
After breakfast you will be driven to Sigunga Village and take the boat to the Mahale Mountains National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Afterwards enjoy a forest walk and swimming.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel
After breakfast we will go chimpanzee trekking in the forest. The hikes taking you to the chimps’ habitation areas are accessible and not strenuous, although being in good physical condition will ease the strain of walking through the jungle. Up close, observing the endangered primates is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Meals and overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, continue with chimp trekking. Then head back to the camp for lunch followed by a boat transfer back to Sigunga village. Pick up on arrival and drive back to Kigoma town. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel
After breakfast in Kigoma, transfer to the airport and take a scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam.