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  • Location: Tanzania, Mahale
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range

overview

Greystoke Mahale is a remote tented camp in the chimp-inhabited forests of the Mahale Mountains in West Tanzania. The camp stands at the base of the densely forested Mahale Mountains National Park on a remote beach and along the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

This area is home to the world's largest known population of chimpanzees. Trek through the rainforest where Mahale's endangered chimpanzees live, while leopard, bushbuck, bush pig, and a variety of birds and butterflies can also be spotted. The lake, with 250 species of tropical fish, is perfect for snorkelling and fishing, as well as kayaking.

Recent accolades & press

  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in East Africa - Finalist

highlights

  • In the forests of the Mahale Mountains
  • On a remote beach on Lake Tanganyika
  • Near to largest population of chimps
  • Includes meals, most drinks & activities
  • 250 species of tropical fish in the lake

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Facilities

Back at the camp, unwind on the sandy beach, relax in the thatched Tongwe-style lodge, or enjoy the views from the upper decks.

Unwind in the cosy bar, perched on the rocks of the northern headland with stepped decks leading down to the water's edge.

General Facilities

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    Bar

Dining

Dinners and ice cold cocktails are served in the spacious torch-lit mess tent at the water's edge, or on a 50-foot mahogany dhow on the waters of Lake Tanganyika. The cosy bar is perched on the rocks of the northern headland with large decks leading down to the water's edge. Fresh sashimi and iced vodka are served while you soak up the tranquil lake views or marvel at the African night sky.

Cottages

The lodge has six Double Tents set under thatched roofs and shaded by palm groves that overlook the waters of Lake Tanganyika.

These comfortable tents are stylishly designed with local materials and all the necessary features and amenities for a relaxed, comfortable stay. The tents are open-fronted with adjoining bathrooms and upstairs decks.

Cottages AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area
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    Mosquito net

Activities

  • Animal tracking experience
  • Beach activities
  • Birding
  • Chimp-tracking
  • Game drives
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Dhow cruise
  • Specialist guides
  • Fishing
  • Photographic safaris
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Walking safaris
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $1075 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 06 Jan 2015 $1175 Fully Inclusive
  • 07 Jan 2015 - 15 Mar 2015 $625 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1175 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $625 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $1175 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We all agreed that Greystoke Mahale was absolutely the highlight of our trip. Not only is this place situated in a secluded, idyllic setting, but there is so much to do apart from the chimp trekking. It was truly magical - we loved it.

    Claudia Morawetz, April 2012

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"Possibly the most beautiful and remote wilderness location I have ever stayed at, it was hard to leave! Definitely a place to be on your 'to see, before I die' list."

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We all agreed that Greystoke Mahale was absolutely the highlight of our trip. Not only is this place situated in a secluded, idyllic setting, but there is so much to do apart from the chimp trekking. It was truly magical - we loved it.

Claudia Morawetz, April 2012 >View more reviews