Greystoke Mahale has won the Best Location in Africa award at the Safari Awards for 2017, and that couldn’t be more accurate. Greystoke sits deep within the
Mahale Mountains National Park, on the edge of the second deepest lake in the world – Lake Tanganyika. Nestled between the gin-clear water of the lake, and the tumbling forests sits our extraordinary castaway lodge. There are absolutely no roads here, and virtually no other people and that is what being in Mahale is all about. This really is the edge of the world and the ultimate in remote wilderness.
The main reason for making the journey down to Mahale is of course to see the chimpanzees. Mahale is home to one of the largest populations of wild chimps with access to a habituated community known as the M Group. A team of Japanese researchers have worked in these mountains studying the chimps for over 50 years, and the guides and their families have played a part in their work for decades. All of our camp guides have had a member of their family involved with the chimps since they were young, and they gladly followed in their footsteps. There is nothing the guides don’t know about the characters, politics and intricacies of this fascinating community and they bring it to life with an extraordinary passion. There is no one else you should meet these chimps with.