Mahale Mountains National ParkSize: 1,613 km² Location: South of Kigoma boardering Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.
A chain of six peaks of a mountain range swathed in lush forest which dominate over the lake far below. Besides different species of antelope some of the few, still free-living chimpanzees are to be found here. Around 1,000 of these fascinating animals roam the valleys and hills of the isolated rainforest. The crescent azure coves of Lake Tanganyika appear like flashes of silk, and the park behind offers a wonderful view. Lake Tanganyika is home to about 250 unique species of fish. Many of these bright-coloured fish species are supplied for home aquariums.Back to overview