Mahale National Park
Secluded in the heart of Africa, the Mahale Mountains are home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees. With a population of roughly 800 chimps, the park makes for an excellent tracking adventure. Highly trained guides will take you through the forest in search of mans closest relative.
The Mahale Range itself is fascinating. The six prominent peaks, some reaching just over 8,000 feet, are held sacred by the local Tongwe people. The slopes support a diverse forest fauna, including readily monkeys and a kaleidoscope of colorful forest birds.
The 623 sq miles that make up the Mahale National Park are located in Western Tanzania along the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The park is reached by charter flight to Kigoma followed by a four hour boat ride.