mahale national park

THE world’s largest population of THE EASTERN ChimpS


The Mahale Mountains National park is located in the Western Tanzania to the South of Kigoma town and contains at least world’s largest protected population (approx. 700-1000) of the eastern subspecies of Chimpanzee. The area contains at least 337 birds species and has a wide variety of habitat types – overlapping rainforest, woodland, bamboo forest, Montane forest and mountain grasslands, meaning that mahale can support a unique mix of flora and fauna that rely on the various different habitats. Mahale contains 8 (Possibly 9) primates in addition to chimps; these are the yellow baboons, blue monkeys, red colobus, pied colobus, vervet monkeys and two or three species of Galago. Lake Tanganyika, which is part of Mahale is both the world’s second longest, second deepest and least polluted freshwater lake being 673 in length and 60-80km in width. Its fresh water fish fauna has at least 400 species (one of the most diverse in the world), about 250 of which are cichlids and 98% of which are endemic (the occur nowhere else on earth) The Lakes’s beach offers spectacular sights of sunset along its shores along with views of mahale mountain ranges

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