Greystoke Mahale occupies Kangwena Beach, on the edges of Lake Tanganyika in the Mahale Mountains National Park. There are no roads leading to the resort, so you travel to your thandas by crossing the lake on a dhow to the beautifully secluded waterfront location.
The six wooden and thatched villas are nestled on the edge of the lush forest, just a few minutes’ walk from the water’s edge. They are open-fronted and have en suite bathrooms, dressing rooms, and upstairs decks. You might even share your private deck with a family of chimp; these creatures are proud to call Kangwena Beach home.
The focal point of the camp is the main lodge, located on the gorgeous white-sand beach next to the lake. As you dine in the restaurant or enjoy an evening drink in the bar, take the opportunity to gaze out across the lake and spot the mountains of the Congo in the far distance.
Greystoke Mahale organises a range of hikes to explore the forest’s waterfalls and ice-cool rock pools. For the less adventurous, spend the day on the lake; you might even be lucky enough to spot hippo swimming underneath the boat.