Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika with breathtaking sunsets, on a stretch of golden sandy beach, the recently refurbished Kungwe Beach Lodge is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a romantic setting. The camp is run on solar power, making it a quiet stay in an untouched and unique landscape.The 7 double-bedded tents, 2 twin-bedded tents and triple-bedded tents are light, airy and spacious and are furnished in traditional ‘safari’ style, with unbeatable sunsets over the mountains of Congo. Enjoy a breakfast buffet in the morning, buffet meal at lunch and a delicious three course dinner in the evening. Barbeque dinners are served on the beach and packed snacks are available for guests going chimpanzee trekking. Activities in and around the camp include chimpanzee trekking, forest walks, bird watching, swimming and snorkeling, kayaking and more! For guests wishing for something a little more low key, board games and books are also available.
Chimpanzee tracking is the main attraction at Mahale and is always given a high priority. Tracking usually begins early in the morning, with the Guides usually starting at the area where the Chimpanzees nested the previous night and tracking from there.
The camp boasts 10 spacious and comfortable canvas tents on wooden platforms, with thatched roofs. Each tent is equipped with en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, shower, basin and flushing toilets. The four-poster bed is enclosed under mosquito netting for your convenience. The verandah features chairs and a coffee table, providing splendid views over the endless waters of Lake Tanganyika. Tents also feature beside tables, luggage racks, dressing table, chairs and bottled water.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet in the morning, buffet meal at lunch and a delicious three course dinner in the evening. Barbeque dinners are served on the beach and packed snacks are available for guests going chimpanzee trekking. Dining outdoors is the perfect way to relax after a perfect day, while listening to the unique sounds of Africa’s wildlife.
Chimpanzee trekking is conducted daily, with times varying from 30 minutes to 5 hours. Other activities in and around the camp include walking on the beach, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and much more. The area of Lake in front of the park is a nature reserve where no commercial fishing is permitted, which makes the fishing and snorkeling excellent in this area. For guests wishing for something a little more low key, board games and books are also available. So be it a strenuous chimpanzee trek, a scenic boat trip, an adventurous fishing excursion, or just time spent relaxing on cushioned sun beds while listening to the lapping of the waves, your stay at Kungwe Beach Lodge will be a memorable experience.
Trek into the Mahale Mountains National Park on the shore of Lake Tanganika to see the world's largest population of chimpanzees.
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