Off the beaten path, in the extreme west of Tanzania, Mahale National Park is a true once in a lifetime safari experience. The park is incredibly remote, accessible only twice a week or by private charter, and the number of visitors purposefully limited, making a trip to the Mahale Mountains nothing short of magical. Mahale is also arguably the best place in the world for chimp safaris.

Mahale Mountains National Park has been described as “quite simply one of the most beautiful park anywhere in Africa”. Only one exclusive camp calls Mahale home. Greystoke sits on the lake shore on the edge between the powder white beach sand and the verdant jungle-clad mountains. Large, vibrantly colored butterflies float above the streams and the forest is alive with sound. Not only is the scenery some of Africa’s best, but it also harbors Tanzania’s densest population of primates: yellow baboon, red colobus, blue, red-tailed and vervet monkeys are never far away – and, of course, the chimpanzees.