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Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale is best known for their dense population of primates.

The chimpanzees are relaxed near people, which makes close encounters possible.

Greystone Mahale Camp is a lovely accommodation inside the national park.

Mahale Mountains National Park

Reviews of safaris to Mahale Mountains National Park

42 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Mahale Mountains.

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Mr A
Washington DC

"July/August 2021: Zimbabwe and Tanzania"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 19 Jul 2021 and 12 Aug 2021
"Our fourth trip to Africa with Expert Africa was another memorable adventure.

Expert Africa has always done an excellent job putting together workable itineraries that meet our (sometimes particular) travel goals. For this trip they had to deal with the vicissitudes of COVID testing requirements as well. The result was a wonderful sequence of adventures across beautiful Zimbabwe and Tanzania and was everything we hoped it would be.

Many thanks to our friends at Expert Africa.

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No suggestions" Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
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Ms P

"One of the best"

I visited Tanzania between 15 Feb 2020 and 25 Feb 2020
"In my view, the Mahale chimpanzees are one of the great wildlife experiences and Greystoke is one of Africa's very best camps - an unbeatable combination.

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Olivia was excellent: I've been an Expert Africa client for many years, and she was one of the most helpful and efficient team members I've dealt with." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
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"Greystoke Mahale and Kichaka Ruaha"

I visited Tanzania between 4 Feb 2020 and 15 Feb 2020
"A really amazing experience at Greystoke, and a fun time at Kichaka sadly hampered by the weather, but Moli and the location stood out here as making it a great place to visit." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr. I

"Southern and Western Tanzania Honeymoon"

I visited Tanzania between 26 Jul 2019 and 13 Aug 2019
"My wife and I loved every minute of our honeymoon. It could not have been better.

Jessica Plumb listened to what we were after - I preferred more rustic places away from the crowds but close to the wildlife and my wife wanted certain comforts (eg flushing toilets!) - and the camps delivered this perfectly. We both loved it. The order that we did the trip as well was perfect as each camp got better and better along the way as we gradually went more and more remote." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 17 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr M

"My Jul 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 18 Jul 2019 and 29 Jul 2019
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Dr & Mrs S

"My Jun 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 4 other countries between 7 Jun 2019 and 13 Jul 2019
"Our information and discourse was always with Maruska who was meticulous, knowledgeable and detailed in the planning with regard to our trip. We cannot thank her enough for the planning that was executed flawlessly, that reduced the anxiety of the multitude of transfer and connection flights that occurred within our itinerary.

The execution on the ground and air by the operators was flawless and any oddities that occurred were developments that could not be predicted by Expert Africa or their employees. Updates are required by direct observation and on site verification. We hope that we have provided them for you in this review in an objective manner that is factual without any bias or drama. Of course, there are always two sides to a story and after submission of our comments to any of the operators, if there is a discrepancy of the events that occurred, we are happy to respond or reply in kind. Our comments are also documented by photos of the elephants on the walkways and streets near the Vic Falls Hotel and in the case of the excessive call to prayer by the Imam near the Machweo hotel, we have a live, timed recording to document this annoyance.

Otherwise, it would be hard to improve upon the suggestion of camps recommended by Maruska in the Kalahari or Zambia for the quality of service and most importantly, for the wildlife that was observed.

We think we are seasoned travelers and it is not often that we would ever lavish such praise upon a an individual or company that helped us so much with the arrangements but Expert Africa and Maruska are to be commended. So please accept our sincerest thanks for an itinerary well planned and executed. If Maruska can put in the time and effort to plan this trip, we can certainly take the time and effort to evaluate in kind. Thank you.

Greg & Kathy

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: We never looked at brochures, website or general literature etc. from Expert Africa. Perhaps we missed something. I think we have already given our suggestions in this extensive evaluation process on how to improve such trips. Fortunately, there was not much need for that." Read full review: 36 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs F


I visited Tanzania between 10 Oct 2018 and 25 Oct 2018
"The trip was just as fantastic as we had hoped. Clearly one cannot control animal sightings or the weather and that is the charm, but at times the curse, of such holidays - seeing dolphins or a whale would have been the icing on an already sumptuous cake but other sightings and events more than compensated - not least of which was the magic of Fanjove." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Ms G

"Dream vacation come true"

I visited Tanzania between 21 Sep 2018 and 5 Oct 2018
"Wonderful experience! Everything was planned out perfectly to my fullest satisfaction. No flaws!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr P
Sai Kung

"A Unique safari experience"

I visited Tanzania between 25 Oct 2017 and 3 Nov 2017
"The Katavi/Mahale combination really is an outstanding safari experience and offers great wildlife viewing combined with tracking chimpanzees.

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All arrangements and service by Expert Africa were of the highest quality: professional, friendly and very timely. I would not hesitate to use the company again and would certainly recommend them.

Although my KLM flight to Heathrow was cancelled, rearranged via Dublin and luggage still not recovered!, this is purely down to that airline.

EA have been terrific." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
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W Party

"Excellent Tanzanian trip"

I visited Tanzania between 14 Oct 2017 and 1 Nov 2017
"It was a wonderful trip from start to finish. We enjoyed all the camps, which were all different in excellent locations and would happily go back to any of them." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 16 on a Tanzania safari
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Our suggestions for safari camps in Mahale Mountains National Park

Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale's lakeside location in the Mahale Mountains makes it one of Africa's most remote and original upmarket safari camps.

99% (41 reviews)
Mbali Mbali Mahale

Mbali Mbali Mahale

Mbali Mbali Mahale is a smart lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, primarily visited by travellers keen to meet habituated chimpanzees.

100% (2 reviews)

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