Greystoke Mahale Camp, Mahale Mountains

Tanzania

Find tranquillity and unique animal encounters on the remote shores of Lake Tanganyika.

To truly disconnect from the outside world, Greystoke Mahale is the place to visit. Set on the remote shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania, where dense jungle meets mist-shrouded mountains, you’ll find an idyllic lost world which also happens to be top of the list for any safari aficionado.

The feeling of tranquillity here is remarkable. Nestled beneath the forested slopes of the soaring 8000-foot Mahale Mountains – home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees – this remote and magical sanctuary comprises six exotic, open front bandas which look out across soft white sand towards the glistening waters of the lake.

There are no roads here, so all exploring is by foot or by boat. Kayak along the lakeshore, snorkel or fish – or more significantly, each day you can venture out into the forest to track and quietly observe chimpanzee daily life. In the evenings, sail out for sunset drinks on the lantern-lit dhow relax and relax over a private barefoot dinner on the beach.

This is a very different kind of safari experience and one which compliments a traditional safari perfectly with connections to two other great, remote wildlife destinations – Ruaha and Katavi National Parks.

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Location

Greystoke Mahale Camp is only accessible by light aircraft to Mahale airstrip from where it is a 90-minute dhow trip to reach this remote setting.

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