Mahale Mountains

AREA : 1577 Sq. Km.
ALTITUDE: 1800 Metres

Mahale National Park lies 120km. south of Kigoma on a peninsular that cuts out into Lake Tanganyika. The park is dominated by the Mahale Mountain chain running from north-east across the middle of the park, the highest peak being 2462m. above sea level. Like Gombe, the Mahale Mountains is home to someof the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa. Between 700 - 1000 of these fascinating animals roam the valleys and hills of Mahale.

The park vegetation is mainly Miombo woodlands with narrow strips of riverine forest. The park enjoys the habitat of a variety of primates including: yellow baboon, vervet monkey, red and blue colobus monkey, as well as over 200 species of birds.

Thick forest, crystal clear waters and deserted sandy beaches make Mahale one of the most beautiful National Parks in Tanzania.