Mahale LodgeMahale Lodge

Mahale Lodge

From: $1,037.00

Mahale Lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika is a blend of beach luxury with a dense forest that is home to more than 800 Chimpanzees. Ten beach tents all look out over the lake and activities include trekking to the Chimps, kayaking and water excursions.


Mahale Lodge

Mahale National Park

Closed 1 March to 31 May

With an enviable location on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Mahale Lodge is the perfect blend of beach, luxury and the magic of forest Chimpanzees. The Mahale Mountains National Park is probably one of the most remote areas in all of Africa and offers the best blend of beach and bush.

The lodge is accessed via a boat ride on the lake with incredible views of the Mahale Mountains en route. While this is not an easy lodge to access, once you’re here, you will not want to leave. The camp is stretched out along the beach with the main lodge structure being the focus of the camp. This has an open plan lounge, bar area and dining room for meals. A wooden staircase leads up to a small mezzanine deck.

The Mahale Mountain National Park is home to approximately 800 Chimpanzees and trekking to the habituated families is the main attraction here each morning, the minimum age for the trekking is 12. Other activities include kayaking, boat safaris, dhow cruises, fishing and visiting the local villages. Children of all ages are welcome at Mahale.

Beach Tents

There are 10 beach tents at Mahale that can be made up as doubles or twin rooms. All the rooms have been constructed on raised decks and are covered with a thatch roof. A deck at the front of each has chairs and a day bed. The family unit has two rooms with a double bed and two twin beds.

The en-suite bathrooms at the rear of each tent are spacious with available guest amenities.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania. Read our blog on travel for wildlife conservation.

Combine this with a Gorilla trek to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp or Mihingo Lodge.

Read more about the efforts to conserve 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 your flight to Mahale airstrip.

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



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Water
  • Laundry
  • Concession fees’
  • Boat transfers from the airstrip
  • Kayaking
  • Chimpanzee Trek (once per day)
  • Boat safari (once per day)



  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Park fees’
  • Tourism Development Levy

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