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 light, airy and spacious tents are furnished in the traditional ‘safari’ style, with unbeatable sunsets over the mountains of Congo. In the gathering darkness fishermen’s lanterns light up across the lake, mirroring the stars above.
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 and with thatched roofs. Each tent is equipped with ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, mosquito nettings. From the verandah you'll have a splendid view over the endless waters of Lake Tanganyika.
Candlelit dinners are served either on the beach, or in our dining area, to the unique sounds of Africa; beetles, crickets and the night calls of chimpanzees. The perfect way to relax after a perfect day!
Normally Chimpanzee Tracking takes place in the morning returning for lunch. In the afternoon there are many options, depending on how energetic you feel. Choose between further Chimpanzee tracking, walking on the beach, swimming or fishing and snorkelling. The area of Lake in front of the park is a nature reserve and no commercial fishing is permitted which makes the fishing and snorkelling excellent in this area. 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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