4 Day Deluxe Chimpanzee Trek - Mahale Mountains
4 Days/3 Nights
Located on a long stretch of Lake Tanganyika’s golden sandy shores, beneath the majestic Mahale Mountains is the luxurious Kungwe Beach Resort. Each day you will enjoy a chimp trek into the lush jungle of Mahale, you will also get a chance to observe a breathtaking array of birdlife, mammals and reptiles not to mention the 9 species of primate that inhabit this park. Each day you will return to the luxury of your resort and enjoy the many activities they have on offer. Enjoy snorkelling in Lake Tanganyika and observe the colourful cichlids that call this Lake home.
You will feel comfortably isolated by Mahales remoteness, nowhere is this more evident than your dramatic arrival and departure by traditional dhow boat. A true African adventure into the deepest jungle!!
- Mahale Mountains National Park
- Lake Tanganyika
- Fly in & Fly Out Safari
- Chimp Trekking
- Dhow boat
- Boat safari's
- Fishing Excursions
Safari at a Glance
|1||Arusha to Mahale Mountains National Park||Kungwe Beach Lodge|
|2||Mahale Mountains National Park||Kungwe Beach Lodge|
|3||Mahale Mountains National Park||Kungwe Beach Lodge|
|4||Mahale to Arusha|
Day 1: Arusha to Mahale Mountains National Park
Day 2 & 3: Mahale Mountains National Park
For the next 2 days you will arise to a delicious breakfast at the lodge. After enjoying breakfast you will trek to enjoy the habituated ‘M’ group of chimpanzees as they groom, squabble and delight you with their animated antics. The ‘M’(Mimikire) troop is numbered at approximately 56 chimps. During your hike to the chimps you will find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of Mahale. You will return to Kungwe Beach Lodge to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon you are free to enjoy the activities offered by the lodge – these include boat safaris, kayaking, snorkeling and fishing(fishing is available at $85pp/per trip). The section of Lake Tanganyika that Kungwe Beach occupies has some of the best freshwater fishing in Tanzania. Here, you may expect to catch Nile perch and Yellow Belly to name but a few. In the afternoon sit back and sip a sundowner while being entertained by the baboons that frequent the beach area.
Day 4: Mahale to Arusha
On your last day you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast and you will sadly bid Kungwe Beach Resort goodbye as we make our way back to the Mahale Airstrip. The dhow cruise takes about 1.5 hours and you will get to take your last photos of this paradise. Enjoy an aerial perspective of Mahale as you fly over the mountains and head back to Arusha where your safari concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek, or you may just like to relax and enjoy a beach break in Zanzibar.
- Prices based on twin share
- Return flights from Arusha
- Full board accommodation and meals
- Daily park entrance fees
- Camp & concession fees
- Tour guide fees
- 1 x chimpanzee trek per day (1 hour per day)
- Soft drinks and bottled water
- Laundry service
- Airport transfers to and from the lodge
- Baggage limit on light aircraft is strictly 15kg per person
Please note that children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on Chimpanzee treks as should be accompanied by adults at all times around the lodge.
What's Not Included?
- Tips and gratuities
- Fishing excursion ($85 per person)
- Alcoholic drinks (payable cash on departure)
- Flying doctor / medical evacuation
- Items of a personal nature
- International flights
- Easter, Christmas & New Years supplements may apply