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Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park.

Set deep in the heart of the African interior by road and 100 km south of where Stanley uttered that immortal greeting “Doctor Livingstone”, I presume”, is a scene reminiscent of an Indian Ocean island beach idyll.

Size: 1,613 sq km
Location: Western Tanzania, bordering Lake Tanganyika.
Getting there: Chimp tracking ( allow two days); camping safaris; snorkeling; fish for your dinner.
When to go: Dry season (May-October) best for forest walks although no problem in the light rains of October/ November.
Accommodation: Two seasonal luxury tented camps. Two small resthouses, large campsite.