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Three-day chimpanzee trekking adventure in Mahale NP
The park is named after the Mahale Mountains, which rise up from the lakeshore. The mountains are covered in lush rainforest, which provides a home for a wide variety of plants and animals.
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DescriptionDay 1: Arrival in Kigoma and Transfer to Mahale Mountains National Park Arrive at Kigoma Airport or harbor and meet your driver who will transfer you to the boat for a scenic cruise across Lake Tanganyika to Mahale Mountains National Park. Enjoy lunch on board the boat as you take in the stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Arrive at your lodge or camp in the afternoon and settle into your comfortable accommodations. In the evening, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at the lodge or camp, followed by a briefing about your chimpanzee trekking adventure for the next day. Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in the Mahale Mountains Rise early for a hearty breakfast before setting off on your chimpanzee trek with your experienced guide, The trek through the lush rainforest is an adventure in itself, as you keep your eyes peeled for tracks, calls, and glimpses of chimpanzees. Once you locate the chimpanzee community, spend some time observing their behavior in their natural habitat. You may see them feeding, playing, grooming, or even using tools. It's an incredible experience to witness these intelligent primates up close and learn about their fascinating lives. After your chimpanzee encounter, return to the lodge or camp for lunch and some time to relax. In the afternoon, you can go for a boat ride on Lake Tanganyika, where you might spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge or camp and share your stories of the day's adventures. Day 3: Departure from Mahale Mountains National Park Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before taking the boat back across Lake Tanganyika to Kigoma. Transfer to the airport or harbor for your onward journey Inclusions: All accommodation, meals, and drinks as per the itinerary Boat transfers between Kigoma and Mahale Mountains National Park Chimpanzee trekking permits and park fees The services of an experienced chimpanzee trekking guide Boat ride on Lake Tanganyika All applicable taxes Exclusions: International flights Visa fees Travel insurance Personal expenses such as gratuities Additional Information: The best time for chimpanzee trekking in Mahale is during the dry season, from July to October, when the chimpanzees are more concentrated in the valleys. The chimpanzee trekking can be quite challenging, so it is important to be in good physical condition. It is important to remember that chimpanzees are wild animals, and it is important to respect their space and observe them quietly.
IncludesAll accommodation, meals, and drinks as per the itinerary Boat transfers between Kigoma and Mahale Mountains National Park Chimpanzee trekking permits and park fees The services of an experienced chimpanzee trekking guide Boat ride on Lake Tanganyika All applicable taxes
- This tour involves a 5-hour hike, so a moderate level of fitness is required