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The Best of Beach and Jungle at the Mahale Mountains National Park
Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania
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The Best of Beach and Jungle at the Mahale Mountains National Park


  • Step into the jungle to share a close encounter with endangered Chimpanzees in the heart of the Mohale Mountains rainforest
  • Go snorkelling or kayaking in Africa’s most pristine fresh-water lake
  • Sleep under canvas and dine on a beach under the brilliant African stars – a true wilderness experience
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Day-by-Day Programme

Experience the best of Beach and Jungle in the magical Mahale Mountains National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.  Share a sensational close encounter with some of the Chimpanzees, enjoy bird watching and relax on a sunny beach all in one day!




Day 1: Arusha - Mahale Mountains National Park

The first day of your Mahale Mountains Safari starts on a high note, as you board a shared charter plane in Arusha for the scenic flight over the back ridge of the Mahale Mountains to the western-most corner of Tanzania. From the Mahale airstrip you will then board a traditional Dhow boat for the last leg of your journey to the most remote National Park in the country, the perfect isolated refuge for some of Africa’s last remaining Chimpanzees. After a 90min cruise along the shores of wonderful Lake Tanganyika, you will arrive at Kungwe Beach Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. 

Kungwe Beach Lodge is tucked against the jungle-covered mountains on a stretch of golden beach overlooking stunning Lake Tanganyika.  Here you will sleep in classic safari-style luxury en-suite tents, each of which is built on a raised deck with secluded views over the lake.
After a traditional warm Tanzanian welcome at the Lodge you will be served lunch.  Depending on your arrival time you could go for a short forest walk, or have your first attempt at Chimpanzee trekking in the stunning Mahale Mountains rainforest. 

Dinner and overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.



Day 2: Mahale Mountains National Park

After breakfast at the lodge excitement mounts as everyone gets ready to go Chimpanzee trekking!  Here in the Mahale Mountains National Park life pretty much revolves around Chimpanzees, about 1700 of which inhabit this remote sanctuary.  A core group of about 60 Chimps have been habituated to humans over many years, and are relaxed and sufficiently confident of their safety to allow you the unique experience of interacting with them in their world.  

Chimpanzee trekking is an adventure you will never forget!  Wild animals are never predictable, so be prepared to do some quite strenuous hiking as you seek them out.  Once you come across the Chimps (or they find you!) you will have about an hour to spend watching them go about their daily activities, eating, playing and grooming, before you make your way back to the Lodge for lunch.  Should you be unlucky today, you still have two more days and two more trekking opportunities!

The afternoon is at leisure for you to relax on the beach or enjoy some of the wonderful water sports on offer.  The crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika are teeming with fish for you to discover on a snorkelling expedition, or you could try your hand at kayaking!  There are also Hippo and Crocodile-watching expeditions, and you can do some amazing bird watching around the Lodge. 


Dinner and overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.



Day 3 & 4: Mahale Mountains National Park

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge and set off again to trek the charismatic Chimps.  In addition to the Chimpanzees there are also several other primate species to entertain you along the way; be on the lookout for the Angola Colobus, Red Colobus, Red-tailed and Blue Monkeys, and many beautiful birds.

After lunch you have the rest of the afternoon free to relax or get active in the water!
Look forward to sundowners on the beach and a barbecue beach dinner under the starry African skies.

Dinner and overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.



Day 5: Mahale Mountains National Park - Arusha

After a final breakfast at the lodge it is time to make your return journey to Arusha.  Once again you will enjoy a 90min Dhow cruise on the lake followed by another scenic charter flight to Arusha.



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This tour starts and ends in Arusha.



  • Full Board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Daily conservation, Camp and concession fees
  • Tour guide fee
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Boat Safari
  • Kayaking and snorkelling
  • Soft drinks and bottled drinking water
  • Laundry services
  • Airstrip transfers to and from the Lodge
  • Packed lunch on the day of departure
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
  • Shared charter flights operating Mondays & Thursdays only


  • Alcoholic drinks (cash bar available at the Lodge)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fishing excursions
  • Tips


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