Mahale National Park is one of the most remote and most beautiful national parks in the whole of Africa. Situated in the remote West, Mahale National Park lies on the eastern shore of the great Lake Tanganyika. The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees.
At Mahale the evergreen forested slopes plunge from the peaks to the shoreline, where perfect white sand beaches line the near perfect shoreline of the famous gin clear lake. The park is located about half way down the Eastern shore of the enormous Lake Tanganyika. There are no roads running into the park and the only access is by boat along the lake or by light aircraft. All safaris inside the park are on foot through the forests. Mahale is quite simply the best location in the world for viewing chimpanzee in the wild.
Mahale is an incredibly remote and little visited place. In 2001 the total number of visitors to the park was 147, as compared with over 100,000 in the Serengeti. Mahale Mountains is also one of the best beach locations in the world, with superb swimming, sailing, snorkelling and fishing.
Katavi is a vast million hectare park in the middle of nowhere in Western Tanzania. It is utterly remote and would take between three and five days to drive to from Arusha or Dar es Salaam or over 4 hours by plane.
Katavi is one of the last great African wildernesses, which utterly thumps with game, the sheer quantity and variety of which is probably unmatched anywhere on the continent. It is widely recognised amongst safari professionals that a visit to this park is one of the pinnacles of African Safari and the perfect place for those with a sense of adventure.
Katavi National Park is one of the greatest wildlife experiences of Africa. Miles from anywhere, it has an almost mythical status and, it’s thought, a greater density of mammals than any other Tanzanian reserve…
An absolute must for those with a sense of adventure, Greystoke Mahale lies on a perfect beach on the edge of a tropical forest renowned for excellent Chimpanzee sightings…