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Greystoke Mahale

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Greystoke Mahale

• 6 open fronted bandas overlooking Lake Tanganyika

• Remote, wild & undiscovered

• Winner of Best Location in Africa – Safari Awards 2017

• Each unique banda built from reclaimed dhows from the lake shore

• Home to one of the largest population of wild Chimpanzees offering unrivalled viewing

• Explore a remote wilderness – accessible only by boat

• Located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika at the base of forested Mahale Mountains

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  • Greystoke Mahale Activities Chimpanzee Trekking 1
  • Greystoke Mahale Activities Dhow Cruise 2
  • Greystoke Mahale Bar Night
  • Greystoke Mahale Guest Banda Mezzanine Lounge
  • Greystoke Mahale Mess Band Exterior Night
  • Greystoke-map

Imagine a place where there are no roads for 60kms from the camp, and the only access to where you want to get to is by, first a flight and then a boat ride along the lake? This is Greystoke Mahale; a remote lodge on Kangwena beach on the edge of Lake Tanganyika in the Mahale Mountains National Park, in western Tanzania. A place discovered over 20 years ago for its sheer barefoot paradise and small group of chimpanzees habituated by a Japanese research project, the build of Greystoke Mahale lodge has ensured none of this glory is swallowed by the structure of the lodge, where the en-suite rooms (bathrooms accessible across a short boardwalk) have been built back into the forest line, with a view of only the lakeshore. Hiking swimming in ice-cold pools, kayaking and just relaxing by the beach make for a great stay at Greystoke Mahale.

• 6 ensuite guest bandas – double/ twin convertible

• 1 additional bed for children per banda

• Children over the age of 8 years are welcome


• Guided forest walks

• Chimp trekking

• Fishing (catch & release)

• Boat safaris

• Beach dinners

• Canoeing & kayaking

• Sundowners

• Cultural community visits

• Limited internet from central office

• Charging facilities: main areas

• 24 hour electricity

• Laundry

• Gift shop

• Guest Areas: Main mess banda & bar

• Hot & cold running water

• Flush toilet

• Hot water indoor shower

• Private verandah

• Dressing room

• Upstairs lounge

• In-room safe

• Mosquito net

• Nomad Trust

• Closed April & May

• Kalolwa Airstrip – 90 min boat transfer

• Twice weekly scheduled flights departing Arusha

• Private charter

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