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.