5 Days Safari tour to Mahale National Park
Every day you have the opportunity to track them in the stunning tropical rain forest with skilled guides and trackers. Once found, you have the honor of observing their daily life..
MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK is the best place in the world to see chimpanzees in the wild is the remote Mahale Mountains of Tanzania, forest-clad peaks rising to 2,438m from the deep turquoise waters of Lake Tanganyika, just south of Jane Goodall’s Gombe Preserve. This 1,613 km² park is one of the most remote and most beautiful of all Tanzania’s national parks and it is also one of the hardest to get to.
The sun rises over the lake and sets behind the steep rise of mountains, extending up to 2,438 m at Nkungwe Peak, and, as there are no roads in the park, all the trails that lead through its glades and distances are only open to those who will walk them. Numerous pathways and tracks allow visitors to enjoy truly beautiful forest walks and the chance of encountering some of the many different inhabitants of the lowland forests and higher woodlands and savannahs.
The highlight of your experience here will no doubt be with the chimpanzees. Every day you have the opportunity to track them in the stunning tropical rain forest with skilled guides and trackers. Once found, you have the honor of observing their daily life – grooming, wrestling, bickering, foraging… mothers playing with babies… babies playing with other babies… it is endlessly entertaining. After days of “chimping”, you have the opportunity to fish, snorkel, swim and canoe.
Besides the chimps, leopard, lion, kudu, eland, buffalo, roan and sable antelope, olive baboons, red colobus and white spot nose mangabeys and a host of other game wander through this reserve.
Dominated by the brooding presence of Nkungwe Mountain with vegetation ranging through almost the entire gamut of African botany, this is one of Africa’s most intriguing parks.
- Mostly offered as Luxury and Standard Safari
- Visit Mahale National Park and Lake Tanganyika touring
- Activity: Willife Viewing and mostly Chimpanzee tracking
- Shared Air Charters Arusha/Mahale/Arusha
- 4 nights full board accommodation
- Airstrip Transfers
- Soft Drinks and Beverages
- Professional Tour Guide and Camp fees
- Chimpanzee Tracking, Fishing and Boat Safari at Mahale
- Kayaking or Snorkeling in Mahale
- Airport Tax and Aviation Safety Fee
- Park Entrance Fees
- 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)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
DepartureDar es Salaam, Tanzania - Airport (Julius Nyerere International Airport)
Departure TimeAfter Breakfasst at 08:00 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM.
Return Time05:00PM Rest at the Campsite/ Lodge after Safari
IncludeDomestic & Shared Charter FlightsTransportation in a 4×4 safari vehicleGovernment Taxes1.5 liter Drinking mineral water per person per dayMeals as per itineraryPark entrance feesGround Safari Vehicle and feesProfessional Cook, if CampingProfessional Guide/sPickup from airport or hotel in Arusha / MoshiAll accommodations as per itinerary
Not IncludedGate TransfersPersonal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.Tips for porters and mountain crewTravel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for RecommendationComplimentary Oxygen CylinderFair and Sustainable Salary Crew WagesAll National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VATPre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified GuideKilimanjaro trekking according to the itineraryExtra activitiesSoda and Alcoholic beveragesExtra Personal itemsTravel insuranceFlights costs/faresTip for the guide