Mahale Mountains National Park- Self Drive Trips: Car Rental Tanzania.
The Mahale Mountains National Park can be a great adventure and when you are traveling with Car Rental Tanzania, it is all the more fun and enjoyable. The Company is one of the leading African tour operators and has been a renowned name when it comes to Wildlife Safaris services to its tourists. The company has a rich experience and comprise of expert tour guides and private vehicles to make you at ease while you enjoy. For an adventurous and thrilling Wildlife tour, choose Car Rental Tanzania as your tour operator today!
The Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. It is named after the Mahale Mountains and is home to the largest known population of wild chimpanzees. It is the only place where chimpanzees and lions exist together. Another unique characteristic of the park is that there are no roads within the park boundaries. The only way to commute in or out of the park is by boat on the lake.
The main attractions of the park are the Chimpanzees, Forest’s Fauna and flora(the Forest birds, red-tailed and blue monkeys, alpine bamboo, Angola Columbus), the Mahale range of Mountains, Beach along lake Tanganyika and the Sunset on the lake horizon.
Things to Do:
The Chimpanzee Trek in the Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika is a magical experience. The sports fishing in Lake Tanganyika with over 1000 species of fish is truly amazing fun for a lifetime. Hiking to the Park’s highest point “Nkungwe” is the local Tongwe people’s first choice. The Camping Safaris are a thrilling adventure.
The Perfect Time to Visit:
July to October is considered the best time to visit the Mahale Mountains. This being the dry season is less prone to mosquitoes and has abundant sunshine. The Chimpanzees can easily be found on the low mountain slopes while from November to May, due to the wet season, the forest trail becomes slippery and thus, hard to travel. The waterfalls are at their full flow but as the chimpanzee moves to higher ground, they become harder to spot.
The park has bandas as well as luxury tented camps owned by private investors. There are five bandas and three privately owned facilities. Bandas are suitable for budget travelers and students while the tented camps offer luxury stays and are a little high on cost.
The Mahale Mountain trek provides a mystical experience of trekking on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Experiencing these flourishing chimps is wonderful. They are habituated and are totally oblivious to the presence of humans. Book your tour with Car Rental Tanzania. today to experience a game viewing like never before!