Mahale National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees: a population of roughly 800 (only 60 individuals forming what is known as “M group”), habituated to human visitors by a Japanese research project founded in the 1960s.

Tracking the chimps of Mahale is a magical experience. The guide’s eyes pick out last night’s nests – shadowy clumps high in a gallery of trees crowding the sky. Scraps of half-eaten fruit and fresh dung become valuable clues, leading deeper into the forest. Butterflies flit in the dappled sunlight.

The area is also known as Nkungwe, after the park’s largest mountain, held sacred by the local Tongwe people, and at 2,460 meters (8,069 ft) the highest of the six prominent points that make up the Mahale Range. And while chimpanzees are the star attraction, the slopes support a diverse forest fauna, including readily observed troops of red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, and a kaleidoscopic array of colorful forest birds.

What's included

  • Pick up and drop off Services

  • Full board accommodation during safari.

  • Transport in 4 X 4 jeep with pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography.

  • Services of our professional Safari guide.

  • Guaranteed window seat.

  • Park entrance fees.

  • 1 bottle of Mineral water per person per day during safari.

  • 1Flying doctors service.

What's Excluded

  • International and domestic flights and Visa Cost.

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Other optional activities and items not included in the list of inclusions above.

  • Items of a personal nature e.g. tips, porterage, drinks, telephones, laundry, etc

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