Mahale Mountains National Park
Details of Mahale Mountains National Park
Like its northern neighbour Gombe, Mahale National Park is best known for having a wild chimpanzee population of around 800 individuals.
Only accessible by boat or plane, Mahale National Park is a wild frontier that offers brilliant hiking and the opportunity to climb the imposing Mount Nkungwe. The park's dense undergrowth and mountainous setting make it a park for the physically fit, but it rewards intrepid explorers with a wealth of animal and bird life.
Nearby Lake Tanganyika is a great place for snorkelling, swimming, and fishing as well.
This remote park offers some of the greatest visitor attractions, from walking safaris, chimpanzee viewing in their natural habitat, a climb to Mount Nkungwe and snorkeling in Lake Tanganyika. Accessible is only by boat or by air, so it makes it the least accessible and least visited.
Size: 1613 square kilometres.
Location: Western Tanzania near Lake Tanganyika.
Best Time: May to November.
To Do: Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, camping, and fishing.
Known For: Chimpanzees.