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Mahale Mountains National
Mahale National Park is home to
some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees: a population of roughly
800. It is covering an area of approximately 1600 square km, the
park's western boundary is the shore of Lake Tangayika. Vegetation
is mainly Miombo woodland with narrow strips of reverie forest.
The area is also known as Nkungwe, after the park's largest mountain,
held sacred by the local Tongwe people, and at 2,460 metres (8,069
ft) the highest of the six prominent points that make up the Mahale
Difficult to reach and relatively expensive, Mahale has
few visitors each year. And although chimpanzees are admittedly
the main attraction, the park supports a diverse forest fauna,
including troops of red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys,
and a colorful array of forest birds. You can also take a dip
in the unbelievably clear waters of the world's longest, second-deepest
and least-polluted freshwater lake.
Mahale National Park lies 120 km south of Kigoma on a peninsula
in Lake Tangayika. Can only be reached by shared charter flight
from Arusha. Combines well with a visit to Katavi National Park.
Things to Do:
Chimpanzee Trekking, Hiking, Swimming/Snorkeling and Fishing
Time to visit:
The best time to the park is during the dry season May to October,
and during the short rains of January and February. Requires 3
or 4 night visit.
Chimpanzees, Red Colobus, Red-Tailed and Blue Monkeys, Elephants,
Warthogs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Buffalos, and many colorful Birds.
Lake Tangayika is home to more than 250 different species of fish.
For safari packages,
please visit Western
Circuit Safaris section on Packages page
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