Greystoke Mahale is a luxury lodge located on a Kangwena Beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, nestled below a huge tropical forests that are the Mahale Mountains National Park in western Tanzania.
The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, with approximately 1000 individuals inhabiting the national park. Each day you can venture out into the forest, to observe and commune with the chimpanzees as they groom , wrestle and forage across the leafy floor.
Accommodation is in six double bandas are set the edge of the forest and base of the mountains, looking out over the beach and lake. The wooden bandas look out across the soft sand beach, with interiors fashioned from dhow timber.
Open fronted, the bandas have dressing rooms, adjoining bathrooms accessible via a short boardwalk with flush toilets and powerful showers and upstairs chill-out decks.
The lodge is special for the magical forests of the Mahale Mountains, and the many animals who inhabit it including other primates, bushbuck, bush pig, leopard, and amazing birds.
Enjoy hiking into the forest in search of the chimps, dinner on the beach under the stars, sundowners on the dhow and kayaking and fishing in the clear waters of the lake.
Most guests will see the chimps at least once in a 3-4 day stay, but a sighting is not always guaranteed. Whilst they could be right behind camp one day, the next they could be high in the mountains. We only offer 1 chimp trek per full day, and this will usually take place in the morning. The time spent with the chimps is 1 hour only, but please remember that the trecking time is very variable and the group size just 6 guests.
The lodge is delighted to accept children of 8 and over at Greystoke Mahale, but please note that children under the age of 12 are not allowed to view the chimpanzees. All children stay at their parents’ own risk.