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Mahale Mountains National Park

Tropical Wilderness on Lake Tanganyika’s Shores!

Located along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Mahale Mountains National Park is a place full of primate delights. The park’s a beautiful blend of crystal-clear waters, powdery white-sand beaches, and densely forested mountains. This haven, spanning 1,613 square kilometres, is a retreat of extraordinary wildlife encounters. While Mahale is renowned as a sanctuary for chimpanzees, with approximately 700 of these remarkable primates divided into 14 groups, it's not the only star of the show. Leopards, blue duikers, red-tailed monkeys, and red colobus monkeys accompany the chimps in this natural paradise. At Mahale Mountains National Park, Simba Safaris textures its magic into your journey. This ensures travellers get to unlock the secrets of this captivating wilderness while enjoying the comforts and expertise that are a staple of our safaris.

Simba Safaris – Tanzania – East Africa, has Followed this simple yet successful formula for over Fifty years and it has earned us a reputation as the finest luxury safari operator in East Africa. Despite the challenging global situation, we have no plans to change our “modus operandi” and we plan to enhance it further.


We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

Things to do


Mahale Mountains National Park holds something unique for every safari-goer. Simba Safaris brings these adventures to life, ensuring you have a memorable journey into this pristine realm.

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Hiking and Trekking
  • Boat Safaris
  • Birdwatching
Unique Safari Journeys

Exploring Mahale Mountain In Simba’s Way

In Mahale Mountains National Park, Simba Safaris takes you on a journey that excels the ordinary. Our expertise is rooted in our passion for this wilderness, an expertise refined over years of exploring these mountains and lakeshores. We customize your experience, tailoring it to your interests – whether you seek thrilling encounters with chimpanzees, treks in the mountains, or serene moments on the beach.

Mahale Mountains National Park

When To Visit

The best time to visit Mahale Mountains National Park is during the dry season, which runs from June to October.During this period, the weather is sunny and dry, making hiking and exploring the park easier.Nonetheless, chimpanzees are more active and visible during the dry season. This makes it easier to observe them in their natural habitat.

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  • Green Season
  • Long Rain Season
  • Dry Season
  • Short Rain Season
Defined Primate Kingdom

Wildlife In Mahale Mountains

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Mahale is celebrated for its exceptional chimpanzee population, pristine wilderness, and the remarkable combination of dense forests and Lake Tanganyika's stunning shoreline.

The most common way to reach Mahale is by taking a flight to the park's airstrip from Dar es Salaam or Arusha.

The dry season, from June to October, is the ideal time for chimpanzee trekking. This period is when the terrain is drier and the chances of primate sightings are high.

The minimum age for trekking is typically 12 years, and it is essential to be physically fit for the activity.

In addition to chimpanzees, Mahale is home to yellow baboons, red colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species.

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