Mahale Chimpanzee Safari

Mahale Chimpanzee Safari

You have the option to customize this itinerary by departing from Dar es Salaam, adding more or fewer days, add-on activities to logistics, and also the ability to extend out to other Western, Southern and Eastern Tanzania to experience the off-beat parks of Gombe, Katavi , Selous, Ruaha, Gombe, Saadani etc ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour

Best Time to Visit-Mahale
Depending on the time of year that you travel however, trekking for the chimps can take between one hour and the majority of a strenuous day! The later you go in the season the easier the viewing gets, as the chimps move down the mountains in search of food. August to October is the best and easiest time of year to see them. Clearly though, chimps have minds of their own; any estimates for how long the walks take are just that. What is certain is that you are only permitted one hour with the chimps when you find them

    Safari Highlights

  • ● Duration: 6-Days
  • ● Location: Mahale Mountain National Park

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Arrive – Mwalimu Julius International Airport and transfer to Ramada Resort for overnight.

  • ● Main destination: Dar es Salaam
  • ● Accommodation: Ramada Resort
  • ● Meals: Breakfast Lunch Box & Dinner



Expect In Africa Safaris guide will meet you in Dar es Salaam before fly to the remote Mahale Mountains airstrip, arriving later in the afternoon.Mahale Mountains National Park, located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika - the second deepest lake in the world, in western Tanzania is an outstanding African travel wilderness on many counts. Although Mahale is mainly a base for visitors to take part in a chimpanzee observation safari, there are many other activities on offer.

  • ● Main destination: Mahale
  • ● Accommodation: Kungwe Beach Lodge
  • ● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • ● Soft drinks included during game drive

DAY 3-5


After breakfast, start your trek to the last sighted chimp location with on-foot guidance from chimp trackers and guide. You may also see other primates and mammals on your trek, or have the opportunity to marvel at hundreds of butterflies and exotic birds in this diverse region which straddles miombo woodland, bamboo and tropical rain forests and savannah grasslands. After searching for up to four hours, you will hear their hoots and approach with caution. From patriarchal, some over 40-50 years old, who sits allowing himself to be groomed as he watches the antics of the troop, to the alpha male, a strong, clever tactician, constantly changing as candidates battle for supremacy, and the dominant and submissive females, juniors and infants, this is a rich and fascinating chimpanzee community at Mahale.

  • ● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included



After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam Airport. We will communicate with the pilot's representative on your expected arrival time. We will meet you on arrival and drive you to your overnight hotel in Dar es Salaam  or you continue on with other arrangements and extensions of your safari, tour or beach trip or the Indian Ocean Islands.

  • ● Main destination: Dar es Salaam
  • ● Accommodation: Ramada Resort
  • ● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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