Chimpanzee Tracking Mahale Mountains National Park one of the Tanzania natural habitat for some families of chimps. This park has the size of about 1,600 square kilometers with amazingly beauty and breathtaking scenery. The vegetation cover is very diverse from silk trees, mahogany, nutmeg, fig trees and evergreen vine one lower altitude to rushfoil, bamboo bushland and pines on the upper altitude. This kind of vegetation provides the best habitats for chimps which makes Mahale to have the highest population of chimps in the entire world. Other mammals found in this park are variety of antelopes, yellow baboon, porcupines, squirrels, mongoose and colobus monkey
Game viewing activities include walking safari, chimpanzee trekking in their natural habitat, hiking Mount Nkungwe and snorkeling in Lake Tanganyika. This park is access by road during dry season, boat and air. A road transfer can done from Kigoma town via Rukoma and Mgambo village.
Details Chimpanzee tracking Mahale Tour – 4 days tour
Day 1: Flying Arusha to Mahale National Park
Early morning departs Arusha on a shared flight charter to Mahale mountains national park. Upon your arrival at Mahale Airstrip the Lodge /camp staff will transfer you by boat to the camp the journey of about 1.5 hrs. Enjoy hot lunch and in the afternoon go for the chimpanzee tracking in the forest accompanied by the guide. Dinner and overnight at the Kungwe Luxury Camp.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking Mahale National Park
Breakfast at the Lodge / camp; departs for the morning chimpanzee tracking in one of the fewest chimpanzee reserve in Tanzania the Mahale mountains national park. This park boast the world largest population of the chimpanzee. The topography of Mahale is hilly which dominated by the Mahale Mountains. The highest point is these mountains is Mount Nkungwe with the altitude of 2,462 m above sea level. Hot lunch in the Lodge / Camp followed by Leisure afternoon. Dinner Overnight at Kungwe Luxury Camp.
Day 3: Chimps Trekking Mahale
Spend the morning hours tracking the chimpanzee in the forest. Your guide will lead you through the right trail where you can spot the chimps. Depending on the season of the year chimpanzee tends come closer to the lodge / camp or further away which makes the trek to be shorter or longer which might take up to 8 hrs. In some occasion the chimps tends to be out of reach that is why we encourage visitors to book a tour of at least two to three days. Afternoon return to the lodge / camp for lunch and spend the remaining hours of the days at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Kungwe Luxury Camp.
Day 4: Mahale National Park – ARUSHA
Breakfast at the Lodge / camp, transfer by boat to Mahale airstrip for a shared charter flight back to Arusha.
Chimpanzee Tracking Mahale Cost Excludes
- Return flight ticket Arusha Mahale
- Full board accommodation at Kungwe
- Park entrance fees
- Boat Transfer from airstrip to the lodge
- Chimpanzee tracking activities
- Guide fee Concession fee
- A bottle of pure drinking water 1 liter pp daily
Chimpanzee Trekking Mahale Cost Exclusives:
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Medical insurance
- All other expenses of the personal nature