Greystoke Mahale Camp
Mahale sets the standard for remoteness in Tanzanian Parks with a completely roadless area. Following a flight to a bush landing strip it is another hour or so by Panga boat to arrive at camp. While Jane Goodall and the chimps of Gombe Stream gained worldwide fame, a similar study was taking place in Mahale by a Japanese researcher beginning in the mid-1960’s at the same time as Goodall who was working a couple hours to the north. Mahale is 30 times the size of Gombe Stream and has much greater diversity of plants and animals including many species that have disappeared from Gombe Stream.
Nestled on a far-flung white sand beach bordering Lake Tanganyika, your home at Greystoke is in a wildly exotic wooden banda with open views across the beach. With only 6 bandas this remote location remains intimate and you will be a castaway in paradise but pleasantly surprised with the luxury that has somehow reached this shore. This is arguably the most unique and spectacular of all safari settings.
Chimpanzee trekking is the main attraction at Mahale, and is always given a high priority. In the afternoon following lunch there are many activity options, depending on how energetic you feel as you usually get back from trekking in the early afternoon. Choose between nature walks in the jungle, lounging on the beach, swimming in deep part of lake, kayaking, and fishing. The combination of beach, water, and jungle with chimps is truly magical.
- Beach bar on the rocks
- Swimming in waterfalls
- Dhow cruises