Welcome to Mahale Mountains National Park


The rainforest blanketing Mahale’s western half is, in essence, a small strip of the Congo that got orphaned by the rift that became Lake Tanganyika. It’s most notable as a chimpanzee sanctuary, and there are around 900 of our primate relatives residing in and around the park, along with leopards, blue duikers, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, giant pangolins and many Rift Valley bird species not found elsewhere in Tanzania. There are also hippos, crocodiles and otters in the lake, and lions, elephants, buffaloes and giraffes roaming the savannah of the mountains' difficult-to-reach eastern side.


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