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Mahale Mountains National Park

Western Circuit - Tanzania


About the park

From deep within the green heart of Africa rise the mysterious Mahale Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. You will find no better place to encounter wild chimps and a wide variety of other species, many of which are only found here.

The thrilling highlight of your visit is chimpanzee tracking . Every trace of dung or half-eaten fruit pulling you further into the jungle.

While Gombe hosts chimps too, Mahale is undisputedly the best place for an encounter. The park is home to Africa’s eastern most population of wild chimpanzee, with about 600 individuals in 15 groups. They have been fully habituated to human visitors after a Japanese research project in the 1960’s.

Other primates whose shrieks echo from the slopes are the red and Angola colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys and yellow baboon. But there’s more to a visit than just monkeys. 

Alongside the western shore tame warthogs and bush pigs wander around, with the occasional giraffe or even the rare roan and sable antelope to spice things up. With Katavi National Park less then 100 km away, several mammals are believed to roam between Mahale and its neighbour. Butterflies sprinkle the park with colour, while bird species such as the bamboo warbler and Stuhlman’s starling are seen nowhere else in Tanzania.

“……..Mahale is true eye-candy that is still a secret to a most people”


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