Mahale Two hundred miles down the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika is a place so remote that only the most intrepid among us will ever reach Mahale National Park. It is an exceptionally unspoiled sanctuary, home to nearly 1,000 wild-living chimpanzees. A place for the wildlife connoisseur, offering the unusual mix of east and southern Africa vegetation and is home to some of the region's rarer mammals, including the puka, sable and roan antelope, and a variety of birdlife. On the fertile wetlands, vast herds of buffalo graze in the thousands. In the rivers, hippopotami battle for space with crocodile, and elephants come to water by evening.
On a far-flung beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, below a huge story-book tropical forest, is the tiny sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale. The slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the worlds largest known population of chimpanzees. Learn more »