Mahale Mountains & Chimpanzee Trekking

Departure city: Arusha/ Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Accommodation: Luxury | National Parks: Mahale Mountains | Special Interest: Adventure

Valid: January 1st-4th, June 1st - October 31st , December 21st to 31st December

only$ 3764

From deep within the green heart of Africa rise the mysterious Mahale Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. The park is dominated by mountains and forest with a huge biodiversity of plants. Mahale is true eye-candy that is still a secret to most people. The thrilling highlight of your visit is the chimpanzee tracking. With about 600 individuals in 15 groups, the park hosts East Africa’s biggest population of wild chimpanzees.

Day 1: Arrival at Mahale Mountains National Park

Morning departures from Serengeti/Arusha/Dar es Salaam Airport with a flight to Mahale Mountains National Park. On arrival airstrip transfer on dhow boat birdwatching en route.

From deep within the green heart of Africa rise the mysterious Mahale Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. The park is dominated by mountains and forest with a huge biodiversity of plants. Mahale is true eye-candy that is still a secret to most people. The thrilling highlight of your visit is the chimpanzee tracking. With about 600 individuals in 15 groups, the park hosts East Africa’s biggest population of wild chimpanzees.

Dinner and overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trek and Boat Safari

After breakfast, go Chimpanzee trekking and have lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon join the boat safari on Lake Tanganyika. Sundowners on the beach around a campfire.

On a chimpanzee trekking tour in the forest, the tourists visit the habituated chimps and spend a maximum of one hour with the group. This provides a unique opportunity to get into the lives of our closest relatives with whom we share 98.7% DNA. Like humans, chimpanzees live in complex societies, solve complicated problems, make and use tools, engage in elaborate interactions and communicate through a variety of sounds and gestures. Perhaps one of the major differences with humans is that they lack speech!

Dinner and overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trek 2.0

After breakfast, embark on a chimpanzee trek with lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy a bird and forest walk at the Mahale Mountains.

Chimpanzee trekking or tracking in Uganda is an amazing wildlife experience where tourists trek through an African jungle to find and see up close wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Uganda offers by far the best opportunities for chimpanzee trekking in the world with one of the largest population of chimps in Africa, plus there are many places for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda more than any other country.

Sundowner with dinner and overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge

Day 4: Return to Dar or Arusha

After breakfast, dhow boat transfer with packed lunch boxes for flight back to Dar or Arusha

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Kungwe Beach Lodge

An estimated one thousand chimpanzees roam the lush rainforest spanning a chain of dramatic peaks alongside Lake Tanganyika; Mahale Mountains National Park is a sanctuary for these chimpanzee populations.

Kungwe Beach Lodge sits on a stretch of secluded golden beach, deep in the heart of the African interior. With a dramatic mountain range rising up from behind and crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika in front of the lodge, this romantic getaway is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.

The primary activity in the park is chimpanzee trekking. On a gentle boat safari down the lake you may encounter crocodile, hippo and otter as well as an abundance of birdlife. Test your skills against the local methods of freshwater fishing. Kayaks are available for exploring the lake or you may chose to simply relax on the beach.

In the evening, enjoy a sundowner around a crackling fire whilst the sun slowly dips down over the mountains of the Congo.

Ten light spacious safari rooms, furnished in imitation of the surrounding lakeside Villages, have been strategically placed at the edge of the cooling forest canopy of the Mahale Mountains National park. All rooms are under thatch on raised platforms and have a private deck providing views of Lake Tanganyika and the beach. The main deck is shaped like a dhow boat and contains the central dining and lounge facilities. All guest rooms are within easy walking distance along the beach to the main lounge and dining areas.

Price of the entire trip: $ 2450  p.p.
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Terms & Conditions

  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • The maximum capacity of this trip is 6 people

This trip is inclusive of:

  • Chartered Flights
  • Airstrip dhow boat transfers
  • Accommodation and all meals as per itineraries
  • All soft drinks and bottled water
  • Laundry
  • Chimpanzee Trek
  • Bird and nature walks
  • All park, concession fees and guide fees

This trip is exclusive of:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Medical/luggage or personal insurance
  • Any type of personal expenses
  • Tips for guide
  • Fishing expeditions if required

Mahale Mountains

From deep within the green heart of Africa rise the mysterious Mahale Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. The park is dominated by mountains and forest with a huge biodiversity of plants. Mahale is true eye-candy that is still a secret to most people. The thrilling highlight of your visit is the chimpanzee tracking. With about 600 individuals in 15 groups, the park hosts East Africa’s biggest population of wild chimpanzees.