Western Circuit Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Tanzania Chimpanzee Trekking Safari/MAHALE NATIONAL PARK

Journey to the remote shorelines of Lake Tanganyika, to explore the forests of Mahale Mountains National Park, accessible only by boat and home of chimpanzees. Follow in the footsteps of primatologist Jane Goodall on this immersive safari tracking the chimpanzees of western Tanzania. Head to the shores of Lake Tanganyika where you will explore the remote rainforests of Mahale Mountains National Park, home to one of the largest populations of habituated chimpanzees in Africa. Spend time observing these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.

What makes this trip extraordinary

Track the habituated chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains National Park.
Stay in comfortable camps on the sandy shorelines of Lake Tanganyika, the longest and the second deepest lake in the world. Discover the chimpanzees of Mahale National Park.

Learn about chimpanzee behavior and social structure from expert guides.

Chimpanzee tracking in Mahale Mountain can be strenuous, therefore ensure physical fitness. Come with proper field gears including your jungle boots and rain jack etc, because the park is often wet.

Your Chimpanzee tracking experience start at 8:00 or 9:00 a.m local time and occasionally lasts at list allow 2 days


Today you will fly from Arusha Airport to Mahale Airstrip. From here, you will be transferred by dhow to Kungwe Beach Lodge/equivalent on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Time permitting, you may wish to head into Mahale Mountains National Park for your first chimpanzee trek or forest hike, before returning to your lodge for sun downing in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Mbalimbali logde/equivalent


Spend the next few days exploring Mahale Mountains National Park.
Accessible only by boat, the remote rainforests of Mahale border the white sandy beaches of Lake Tanganyika and are home to the largest population of chimpanzees in Tanzania, with approximately 1,000 individuals. In the mornings, you will head into the park with your expert guide in search of the chimpanzees, watching them fighting, grooming and taking care of their young. Many of the chimpanzees in the park are habituated to humans, allowing for some close-range encounters. In the afternoons you will return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying a boat safari or kayaking along the lakeshore, and relaxing in a sundown overlooking the lake.

Overnight: Mbali Mbali lodge/equivalent


After breakfast you will fly either to Dar es Salaam/Kilimanjaro/Arusha to proceed with your own schedule or to proceed with your other planned tours.