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Mbali Mbali Mahale
Mbali Mbali Mahale
Mbali Mbali Mahale
Mbali Mbali Mahale

Mbali Mbali Mahale

6°7’45.5"S 29°43’54.3"E

Mbali Mbali Mahale: Information from the owner

General information

No. of rooms

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Mbali Mbali Mahale, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
7 Feb 2023
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Facilities at Mbali Mbali Mahale

Property facilities
Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Restaurant
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Boating, Fishing, Game Walks, Kayaking, Walks (Guided)
Nearby activities
Animal Encounters, Beach, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Boating, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking / Paddling, Walks (Guided)
English, Swahili

Room types at Mbali Mbali Mahale

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Beach Tents

Ten Beach Tents, modernly furnished have been strategically placed at the edge of the cooling forest canopy of the Mahale Mountains National park. All rooms are under thatch on raised platforms and have a private deck providing views of Lake Tanganyika and the beach. All guest rooms are within easy walking distance along the beach to the main lounge and dining areas.

All Rooms contain the conveniences to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay, luxury bed linens, and full bathroom amenities including an indoor rain shower and double vanity.

- 6 Beach Tents (Double). Maximum 2 pax configured with one king bed. Kindly note these rooms can be configured as twins as we can separate the beds as well.
- 4 Beach Tents (Twin). Maximum 2 pax configured with two single beds.

Activities at Mbali Mbali Mahale

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Birding and Forest Walk

Proceed on a forest walk of Mahale Mountains National Park. Learn about the Flora and Fauna on your trail from your expert guide.

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Chimpanzee Trekking

The minimum participating age for chimpanzee trekking as determined by TANAPA is 12 years old. Chimp Viewing is limited to a maximum of 6 people per group for 1 hour at a time. Chimpanzee trekking is conducted on day of departure and day of arrival only if time allows subject to arrival/departure schedules and chimps location. Maximum viewing time is one hour per day. If the chimps are moving and viewing is interrupted, your time will be paused until they have been relocated, but trekking is not permitted for longer than 3 hours after the initial chimp sighting, even if the one hour total has not been reached. This is to minimize disturbance to the animals and to the forest.

Mahale is home to a population of chimpanzees who have been studied by Japanese researchers; they have quietly conducted some of the most important scientific work on these primates from as early as 1960's. The park is just over 1600 sq kms and hence during the rainy season it can prove to be more challenging to trek for chimpanzees are they remain higher in the mountains when they do not need to come to the lake or rivers for water.

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Water Activities

Once in Mahale, you can enjoy kayaking, boat safaris and lake fishing.

One Boat Safari in Mahale is included per stay (two hours).
Option 1: See the Hippos and take a short river cruise and try the local methods of freshwater fishing.
Option 2: Visit a neighboring fishing village, Katumbi, for a Cultural Tour.
Pay for another boat safari to do both for 85 USD per person for 2 hours.

Other lodges in Mahale Mountains National Park

Alternative places to stay in this same area.

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