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Greystoke Mahale

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 6 bandas
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Dressing room
  • Upstairs chill out deck
  • Dining banda
  • Bar

General Information

The bandas at Greystoke Mahale are tucked back into the forest line, so that your only view is of the beach and the lake. The rooms are almost entirely constructed from sustainable materials sourced from Lake Tanganyika. All wood was reclaimed from wrecked or retired dhows bought from villages along the lakeshore. Old fisherman’s canoes have been used to make ladders and palm trees generated the thatch for the roofs of the bandas.

The main mess banda is the only structure on the beach and it is the focal point of the camp. From here you can gaze out over the turquoise waters of Lake Tanganyika towards the mountains of the Congo.

Your days start here, eating breakfast whilst waiting to hear news of the chimps and deciding what to do for the day. Evenings end with sundowners on the rocks of the headland, where drinks are served around the lamp-lit bar whilst the mountains, rising behind the camp, disappear into darkness.


Greystoke Mahale sits on a pristine, white sandy beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika, within the Mahale Mountains National Park.