Greystoke Mahale is located on Kangwena Beach on the edge of Lake Tanganyika in the Mahale Mountains National Park in western Tanzania where one of the largest populations of Chimpanzees in Africa live. As you make the approach to Greystoke Mahale by dhow, the outline of the camp is visible against a backdrop of deep green forest and pale beach.
Days are spent in the magical forest of the Mahale Mountains. Hiking into the forest in search of the chimps is an unforgettable experience; there are eight species of primate here in total. Also inhabiting the forest are bushbuck, bush pig, leopard and amazing birds. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, and fishing in the gin-clear waters of the lake are also on offer.
The six exotic open-fronted bandas are set on the edge of the forest and are at the base of the mountains, looking out over a wide white beach across the clear waters of the lake. Each banda has its own dressing room, upper chill-out deck and bathrooms set close behind, with flushing toilets, powerful showers and hot and cold running water. There is a large dining area with library and bar and a second separate bar area on a headland overlooking the lake. Sundowners are served on the dhow and dinner is served on the beach under the stars.