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Mahale Mountains Nomad

On a wide, golden beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, sheltered by the dense forests of the Mahale Mountains in western Tanzania, is the tiny sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale. This most isolated of settings is home to the world's largest known population of chimpanzees.

Greystoke Mahale is located within hiking distance of the 60 strong M group, one of the most habituated groups in the world. Hiking in the beautiful forest is itself special, with eight other species of primate, shyer forest mammals, butterflies, birds, giant vines and waterfalls.

Accommodation at Greystoke Mahale is in exotic barefoot luxury bandas beneath shady trees on the edge of the beach, with extraordinary - and luxurious - interiors made out of recycled dhow timber - a mix of space, style and comfort. Each is open fronted, with a chill-out deck above, and private bathroom behind.

  • 6 large double bandas
  • Verandas to the front and ''chill out'' deck upstairs
  • All bandas are on the beach
  • Central dining area
Private bathroom set behind each tent
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Dug-out canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walks in the park
  • Boating
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Dhow trips

The Mahale Mountains Nomad Lodge