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.
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 more about the efforts to conserve the Mahale Ecosystem.