Chimp Safari - Luxury Option

Highlights  Explore the remote Mahale Na-tional Park on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika (the deepest lake in the world)  Learn about the chimpanzee behavior with expert guides  Enjoy traditional fishing methods  Trek through ancient forests, only penetrated by Japanese primate researchers from 1961. In 1965, the researchers established their first camp, ‘Kansyana’, in Mahale and began habituating chimpan-zees.  Additional activities can be booked in advance or upon arri-val—extra fishing, boating or treks.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3050 - $4430
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
4 days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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A chimp tracking experience in the remote Mahale Mountains is high on the bucket list for many adventurers. This itinerary offer chim tracking, trekking, traditional fishing and boating all within a relaxing motor ride form the airstrip. View the chimpanzees with national park rangers in set times and watch their behaviour, so very familiar is so many ways.

DAY 1     ARUSHA—MAHALE
With an early departure from our Arusha accommodation, we transfer to the Arusha airport for the charter flight to Mahale National Park. Famous for containing some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa, the Mahale Mountains National Park was gazetted in 1985, covers an area of 1 613 km² and is located about 128 km south of Kigoma town on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. The western boundary of the park protects an adjacent 1.6 km wide strip of Lake Tanganyika’s waters. The land in and around Mahale is the traditional homeland of the Watongwe and Waholoholo tribes. The terrain is mostly rugged and hilly, and is dominated by the Mahale Moun-tains chain that runs from the northwest to the southeast across the park. The highest peak (Mount Nkungwe) rises to 2 462 m above sea level. This afternoon, take a bush walk around the camp to discover your new habitat.
GREYSTOKE MAHALE (Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 2     MAHALE
The chimp trackers set off early and radio to camp when they have located the chim-panzees. From there is it our turn to push through incredible jungle to the desired loca-tion. Return to camp for lunch and resting.
GREYSTOKE MAHALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 

DAY 3     MAHALE
The trackers have set off again today, and we will follow shortly once we have word. We are allowed one hour to view the chimps on each day—this is timed and recorded by park rangers who accompany us on the trek.
GREYSTOKE MAHALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 

DAY 4     MAHALE & BEYOND…
After a leisurely morning, boat transfer back to park headquarters for our charter flight back to Arusha, arriving early evening.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

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Maasai Wanderings

- We offer private/custom safaris
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- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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T: +255755984925
Since: May 2005

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Giraffe
Giraffe
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Photography
Photography
Trekking
Trekking
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