All you need to know about Mahale Mountains National Park

We like nothing more than walking on the beaten path. Few places offer a pristine experience like Mahale Mountains National Park. The reserve is not fully accessible by road (it isn’t!), So arriving by plane from the north will require walking and navigating. Imagine a lush forest clinging to a verdant hill and merging with one of the sandy beaches of one of Africa’s largest lakes.

Where are the reserves?

The park stretches over 1,600 square kilometers in the Mahale Mountains, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in the Kigoma region of Tanzania. Being remote and inaccessible by road, this destination receives far fewer visitors than other destinations in Tanzania’s nature reserves. It is so isolated that it can only be reached by plane from Arusha in the north.

What kind of fauna can you see?

A particular destination is rarely said to be arguably the most beautiful of its kind in any given area, but Mahale is truly amazing. Wild, wild and beautifully far away, it’s a perfect image. The mountainous areas are lush and fascinating, home to the park’s biggest attraction, the famous chimpanzee community, and many other primates such as yellow baboons, vervets, and colobines. Fans of birds and butterflies will be fascinated by the huge number of birds and butterflies in this environment. Avid anglers can’t wait to create local pampas lines, sardines, killifish, and more.

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park

The best experience to have in Mahale Mountains National Park

If you want to have a special safari experience during your visit to Tanzania, this park should be at the top of your list of destinations. Hike through the mountains with an expert guide to meet Africa’s only wild chimpanzee or cruise along the waterways to take in breathtaking views from a whole new perspective. Alternatively, you can hike through the forest to discover incredible flora and fauna, or get ready to snorkel and snorkel on beautiful Lake Tanganyika.

When to Visit Mahale Mountains National Park?

The best time to visit the park is from July to October when the terrain is perfect for trekking with chimpanzees. This is technically the peak season, but the parks are so remote that crowds are unlikely to be encountered. The rainy season runs from November to April and most lodges are closed from April to May, access can be very difficult due to flooding.

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