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4 Days Mahale Mountain Chimpanzee Trekking

$2890
Duration
4 days
Max People
6
Reviews
4.63 /5
$2890

Description

Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. Named after the Mahale Mountains range that is within its borders, the park has several unusual characteristics. First, it is one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country. Another unusual feature of the park is that, it is one of the very few parks in Africa that must be experienced by foot.

The dry season (May -October) is the best period. During this period, chimpanzees are likely to be seen in big groups, the sunshine illuminates the fish in the Lake and the beach is an inviting place to relax. However, Mahale Mountains National Park is accessible all year round. A visit in the rainy season can also be a memorable experience.

Highlights
  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro Int. Airport
  • Explore Mahale National Park - Trekking Safari
  • Discover & Fishing on the majestic Lake Tanganyika

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 Flight from Arusha/ Dar es Salaam to Kigoma town

Start your safari to Mahale early in the morning. Upon arrival to Mahale Mountain National Park from either Arusha or Dar es Salaam, you will be picked up and transferred to the lodge by boat, where you will enjoy your hot lunch at the lodge. After getting your lunch, start a short chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Return to the lodge for dinner and bonfire and an overnight

Day 2 Mahale – Boat Safaris

Early in the morning, take your breakfast at the lodge. Start chimpanzee tracking in the forest followed by a hot lunch at the lodge. Chimpanzee tracking is the star attraction of Mahale and guided treks into the forest are taken daily. The length of the tracking depends on the movements of the chimpanzees but there is no limit on time spent observing the chimps. Other primates are often encountered and the forest is also home to leopards and bush pigs.

All safaris in the forest are on foot and require a general level of fitness. After spending the morning exploring the park, return to the camp for a hot lunch and some relaxation. After getting your lunch, start a boat safari for bird-watching and game viewing. Return to the lodge for dinner and a bonfire and later for an overnight.

Day 3 Mahale – Fishing on Lake Tanganyika

Go for a final morning of chimpanzee tracking before lunch. After lunch, go fishing on Lake Tanganyika. Go back for dinner and bonfire at the lodge and then overnight at NKungwe Beach Lodge.

Day 4 Mahale Mountain National Park – Arusha/Dar Es Salaam.

The morning after breakfast, with picnic lunch boxes, relax at the beach while waiting for a transfer boat at 12:00 noon, ready for transfer back to the airstrip for catching your charter flight back to Dar es Salaam or Arusha city at 5:30pm.

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Price Information

This price is per person, based on 2 people sharing. While this price reflects the suggested itinerary (including accommodation and excursions), this private trip is 100% tailor-made, and after you make your inquiry, a specialist can help you select the options best suited to your tastes and budget.

Departure Information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Taxes & Entrance fees
  • Charging spots in the safari jeep
  • Airport Drop-off & Pick-up.
  • Professional guidance
  • Conservation Fee
  • Accommodation After & Before Safari
  • Accommodation while on safari
  • Armed Walking Safari Guide/s
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
Excludes
  • Flights (International)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips for safari guide
  • Personal expenses in nature such as money for souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  • Visa fees (100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American)
  • Immunization documents (yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and /or park fees
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Best Time to Travel

Best time for Chimpanzee Trekking in Tanzania

Chimpanzee trekking in Tanzania can be done throughout the year. But it is best enjoyed during the dry season between May to October. During this time, the terrain in the forests is accessible. the vegetation is short. The trekking trails are also less muddy and slippery. Also, chimps are closer to the lower slopes of the mountains, thus easier to find.

Accommodation Style
Lodges & Camps

Travelers on chimpanzee trekking missions to either Gombe stream or Mahale mountains national parks can find high quality accommodation facilities from areas within the park or in the nearby towns. These accommodation facilities offer luxury, mid-range and budget services. The accommodation facilities to consider for chimpanzee trekking in Tanzania include Mbali, Lake Tanganyika hotel, Kigoma hill top hotel, Gombe lodge, Mahale camp and Mikumi adventure lodge just to mention a few.

Most Frequently Asked Questions
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Tanzania Safari holidays are good all-year-round. Because of such close proximity to the equator, Tanzania undergoes two distinct dry and wet seasons. But the best-best time depends on the type of Tanzania safari activity you choose. However, the dry season of June to October is considered to be the best time to go on the Tanzania safari.

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