Location: Mahale Mountains, Gombe Stream and Lake Tanganyika, Western Tanzania
Climate: Remains hot most of the year, rains in Apr, May and Nov.
Typical Landscape: Doum palms, thick dry bush, huge spaces of unexplored land
The Mahale Mountains are famous for their habituated chimpanzees and stunning vistas over the nearby Lake Tanganyika. This is an intrepid travelers paradise, with luxury lodges only reached by the adventurous. The raw beauty of this area is inescapable, and sweeps you off your feet as you traverse this stunning area with your expert guide.
Lake Tanganyika is the second largest fresh water lake in the world by volume and depth, and is the world’s longest lake. It is divided into four countries, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. Lake Tanganyika also supports almost 100 kinds of colourful cichlid fish.
Gombe Stream National Park is only 20 sq km of forest running along the Northern Shore of Lake Tanganyika. The terrain is steep valleys, and tropical forest vegetation – it is only accessible by boat and is famously where Jane Goodall conducted some of her behavioral research on chimpanzees.
The Luxury Safari Company’s favourite lodge in Mahale is Greystoke Mahale – due to the remote nature of Western Tanzania, travelling to the beach afterwards can sometimes take a day – beach options which combine with Tanzania include Zanzibar, Mozambique, and the Tanzania Coast.Show Less