Why Lake Tanganyika?
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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika


What We Love
  1. Second largest (& second deepest) lake in the world
  2. Chimpanzee trekking at the neighbouring rainforest: Mahala Mountains National Park
  3. Off-the-beaten-track, remote safari destination
  4. Around 500 fish species in the lake
  5. Diving, snorkelling & sailing
  6. Rainforest hikes & trips to local fishing villages

Why Lake Tanganyika?

Lake Tanganyika flows through 4 African countries: a little in each of Burundi & Zambia, & more than 40% in each of the Democratic Republic of Congo & Tanzania, making this the second largest (& second deepest) lake in the world.

Experience The lake holds 16% of the world’s available freshwater & this biologically rich habitat is home to around 500 fish species that stay within 20 meters of its warm, well-oxygenated surface.

Two beautiful rainforests border the lake: the spectacular Mahale Mountains National Park & the Gombe Stream National Park. Both parks are known to offer excellent chimpanzee trekking safaris & are also home to a variety of other primates, forest birds & butterflies.

Mahale Mountains National Park is home to the world’s largest population of chimpanzees & is – without a doubt – one of the most beautiful national parks in Tanzania.

Activities Visitors to Lake Tanganyika are spoilt for choice!

They can choose between water activities such as diving, snorkelling & sailing or land-based activities such as forest hikes or excursions to local fishing villages.

Of course, the highlight of Mahale Mountains National Park is exciting chimpanzee trekking safaris through the rainforest – most definitely one for the bucket list!

When To Travel It is possible to track chimpanzees all year in Mahale Mountains National Park.

However, the chances of finding them improve towards the end of the Dry season (from July to October) when the chimps favour the lower slopes. If you have 2 or 3 days, your chance of seeing them is reasonable at any time of the year.

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