When to visit Mahale Park
Mahale National Park can be visited all year round, but the best time to visit is from May to October. It is warm and dry during this period, making it an ideal place to visit. You can also easily find chimpanzees during this period.
How do I get to Mahale Park?
Access to Mahale Park is very difficult, but there are many ways to get there.
The easiest way to get to the park is by plane.
During the tourist season, accommodation providers organise regular flights between Arusha and Mahale.
If you’re on a budget, you can get to Mahale by car or train via Kigoma.
Depending on where you start from, the journey can take several days, but you can also explore the country at the same time. When you arrive in Kigoma, you need to take a boat, so plan a boat trip of at least 4-5 hours on Lake Tanganyika.
Where to stay in Mahale Park
There are several choices available to you during your stay in Mahale Park. From luxury lodges to campsites, our advisors will find the right place for you.
Mahale Park fees and regulations
Entrance fee to Mahale Park
- 80 per adult
- 20 per child aged 5 to 15
- Free for children under 5
Mahale Park regulations
The regulations in Mahale Park are one of the strictest in Tanzania, along with those in Gombe.
As this is a protected park mainly dedicated to chimpanzee research, it is important to respect not only the primate population, but also the park’s flora and fauna. Your local guide will explain the safety measures directly on site.