CSC-Tanzania - MAHALE - Greystoke - 3nts



In the 1,613 square kms of the Mahale Mountains, there are still no roads. All you'll find are forest paths and tracks made by animals over the years. This, and the fact that the only practical way of reaching camp is by boat, add to the sense of seclusion here.

Flying in over the northern end of the mountains, you'll see nothing for many many miles and only small villages and local fishermen in dhows dotted along the lakeshore.

As you head down the lake, towards Greystoke, the villages thin out and the forest takes over. It's not long before civilization seems very far behind.

Greystoke has one foot in the forest and one in the lake and your days here reflect the mix of both. We can think of nothing better than a gentle hike in the forest up to one of the many waterfalls, before cooling off for a dip in one of the ice-cold rock pools.

As well as the chimps, the forest is home to many other animals, including bushbucks, bushpigs and an incredible array of birds and butterflies. It's also inhabited by nine species of primate.

If you're not feeling so energetic, perhaps after an adrenalin-filled morning of chimping, we'd suggest a late afternoon trip in the dhow. Head south with a cool box and sundowners on board. If you moor near the shoreline you can often see hippos swimming underwater close to the boat.

HOW TO GET THERE: There are no roads within 60 kms of camp (and long may that last!). The only access to Greystoke is via the lake, and before that a flight best taken from Arusha airport. We operate twice-weekly flights from Arusha on Mondays and Thursdays and it's about a 3 hour/3.5 hour flight - which will make stops at least once (at Tabora to refuel) along the way. Once you land on the airstrip, it's a further 90 minute trip by dhow down the lake until you get to Greystoke.

Accommodation and Destinations

Days 1 - 4

Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

3 nights

Fast Facts

4 Days / 3 Nights

Reference Number: 2018 CSC WEB

2 guests


$5350.00 per person sharing [HIGH SEASON]
$3550.00 per person sharing [LOW SEASON]


Return flights from Arusha
Park & entry fees
Fullboard accommodation
chimp trekking
boat trips
deep water swims
forest walks
village visits
scheduled boat transfers to/fromMahale airstrip from Charter flightsdrinks (except champagne & premium wines)

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