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Chimp trekking in Mahale

Private primate experiences on a tropical lake island

Chimpanzee are considerably more active than gorilla, swinging through the trees, playing and chasing on the ground, and hooting and calling to one another. Watching their antics is like standing on the edge of the playground at break time; the liveliness of these intimate encounters is one of the reasons we recommend them to families so highly.

You and your teens will take the boat across Lake Tanganyika to Greystoke Mahale, a place whose landscape feels distinctly Jurassic.
 
This is your base, and every day you are at Greystoke, you will have the opportunity to spend time with the chimps; you can hike up into the Mahale Mountains every day, if you wish, and spend an hour or so walking with the wild group. They might even adopt you as one of their own. On this remote hike, you’ll likely also see bushbuck and bush pig along the way. Continue from the chimp sites on to a waterfall, and cool off with a dip in the ice cold rock pools.