Greystoke MahaleGreystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale

From: $1,505.00

Greystoke Mahale lies on the beach and shores of Lake Tanganyika beneath the lush forested peaks of the mountains, home to some of the best Chimp trekking in Africa. 6 open banda’s line the beach with fantastic views over the lake.


Greystoke Mahale

Mahale Mountains National Park

Open June to mid March

(Minimum 3 night stay)

Greystoke Mahale is a unique luxury lodge strung out along Kangwena Beach on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The forested mountain peaks of the Mahale Mountains rise up behind the camp creating a dramatic location to an iconic experience.

The dense forests are home to a variety of animals including Chimpanzee, Bushbuck, Bush Pig, Leopard and an envious array of birds. The 40 minute dhow ride from the airstrip produces unforgettable views as the guides introduce you to what’s in store for your stay. Beach dinners, crystal clear waters and kayaking form some of the activities, Chimp tracking is the highlight.

The main thatched lodge on the beach has the dining room downstairs while there is a library and comfortable couches upstairs, all with incredible views across the lake. The Chimp trekking is led by a scout and guide, both of who know each of the chimps intimately and regale their history and intimate personality details.

Beach Banda’s

Each of the 6 beach banda’s at Greystoke Mahale is set back from the beach and tucked into the lush forests edge. Downstairs is the bedroom with the entire banda completely open, curtains form a screen for more privacy if needed. Upstairs is a day bed with beautiful views.

The en-suite bathroom is at the back of the banda and has a toilet, shower and a place to hang some clothing. Hot water is by kerosene heater but this only takes a few minutes to produce piping hot water.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Tanzania.

Consider combining this with Chada Katavi, Vuma Hills Tented Camp, Kigelia Ruaha or Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge.

Learn more about the conservation of the Mahale Ecosystem.

How to get there

Fly in

Fly in to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft for your flight to Kalolwa airstrip. Here you will be met by a guide for the 90 minute boat trip to the lodge.

For assistance with ground arrangements, get in touch with us, we will make sure you are well looked after.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Chimp trekking
  • Boat trips
  • Deep water swims
  • Forest walks
  • Village visits
  • Boat transfers
  • Laundry
  • Tourism Development Levy


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Park fees’
  • Park activity fees’

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