Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahale Mountains National Park is located on the western border of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in one of the most remote locations in Tanzania on the dramatic shores of Lake Tanganyika. Due to its remoteness, the park is only accessible by small aircraft. Like its more famous neighbour, the Gombe Stream National Park, Mahale is home to a large wild and friendly chimpanzee population. Although Gombe is more famous, the primate population in Mahale Mountains is more numerous and sightings more regular and prolonged.
Observing the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, one cannot help but be touched by their natural grace and anthropomorphic features. Although remote, a chimpanzee safari to Mahale Mountains National Park is well worth the effort. Hikes to their habitation areas are accessible and not strenuous, although being in good physical condition will ease the strain of walking through the jungle! Up close, observing the endangered primates is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.