Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of the Africa last remaining wild chimpanzees and estimated to have roughly more than 800 residing in this area. Some of them are habituated to human.
This area was traditionally inhabited by the Batongwe and Holoholo people. Tongwe is a small ethnic group of Bantu, therefore this park is situated at the center of Tongwe Land that includes south of the Kigoma Region and north of the Katavi Region. The people had been highly attuned to the natural environment, living with visually no impact on the ecology.The park was officially declared a National Park in 1985.Set deep in the heart of African interior, a road free park located about 128 km south of where Stanley uttered that immortal greeting ” Dr Livingstone, I presume”. It is a scene reminiscent of an Indian Ocean Island beach idyll. Silky white coves hem in the sapphire waters of Lake Tanganyika, overshadowed by a chain of wild, jungle draped peaks towering almost 2 km above the shore; the remote, pristine and mysterious Mahale Mountains. Walking safari – Short and long walking safari are normally conducted along the existing trails depending on tourist preference such as enjoying physical features, bathing in pools and waterfalls as well as hiking safari.