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Mahale Chimpanzee SafarisA chimpanzee tracking safari to one of Tanzania's remotest and most pristine safari locations located right at the base of Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Mahale is set deep in the heart of the African interior, accessible only by air and boat; here you can experience first-class chimpanzee tracking in Tanzania's remotest national Park.

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Day 1: Depart by Air to Mahale Mountains National Park (Monday or Thursday)

Fly from Arusha to Mahale Mountains on a shared early morning charter flight; depart from Mahale Airstrip and go on a boat transfer to Kungwe Beach Lodge. Lunch at the lodge followed by afternoon Chimpanzee tracking safari in Mahale; evening sundowners at beach. Overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.

Day 2-3: Chimp Tracking in Mahale Mountains

For two days, activities will center on morning chimpanzee tracking safaris in Mahale Mountains; search for and learn about the approximately 1000 wild chimpanzees in this area. Some of the groups are habituated to humans, this allows for close interaction and good photo opportunities. Afternoons will be spent at leisure in and around lodge; enjoy sundowners by the Lake Tanganyika Beach. Overnight at Kungwe Beach Lodge.

Day 4: Depart Mahale Mountains for Arusha

Breakfast at the camp, followed by a boat ride on Lake Tanganyika to the airstrip for a shared charter flight back to Arusha. You may be dropped at other parks or lodges on request, subject to adjustments in charter cost. You will be picked up and brought to your hotel in Arusha Town.

Notice: The shared charter planes operate twice a week from Arusha to Mahale and from Mahale to Arusha: If you leave Arusha on Monday you will return on Thursday (4 Days Mahale safari). And if leave Arusha on Thursday you will return on Monday (5 Days Mahale safari).

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