The hike to reach the Mahale chimpanzees can vary from a leisurely wander of 20 minutes to a more strenuous hike of three hours or more. Towards the end of the dry season (August to October) Mahale’s chimp safaris are at their easiest, as the forest paths are at their driest and least slippery, and the chimps are usually closer to the lake’s shore. A trip to Mahale Mountains National Park, the adventure getting there, the 360 degree breathtaking view from the perfect sandy shore and the unforgettable experience of observing the playful and lazy life of the chimpanzees is an African safari must.