Mahale Mountain National park
Top Attractions in Mahale Mountain National park
Mahale mountain national park
Top things to do in Mahale National park
FishingLake Tanganyika's freshwaters are used for this amazing sport. First, fish fishermen will need to get a fishing licence that permits them to engage in the sport. In specified places between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, visitors will employ the catch-and-release approach. Safaris in Mahale National Park include other activities such as snorkeling, which involves donning a diving mask and plunging into cool waters for about three hours, a boat cruise on Lake Tanganyika with great views of the landscape and wildlife, kayaking, and cultural tours, which give you an opportunity to meet the locals such as the Tswana and Tswana-speaking communities. For example, you can visit Ujiji historical town on your cultural tour.
Mount Nkungwe, the highest point in the Mahale mountain range, is located in the national park. This is an adventurous adventure that takes 2 to 3 days to reach the peak of Mt Nkungwe where you'll perform camping at night and see spectacle fishing fire when kerosene lights that are carried by fishing boats light up across the lake. Physical fitness is required to climb Mount Nkungwe. Visitors are also need to bring their own camping equipment and food.
According to Tanzania's Birding Guide, Mahale National Park is home to 350 bird species, including migratory bird species that may be viewed from November to April. There are a number of bird species in the park including the Crown Eagle, Scaly Francolin, Bamboo Warblers and Crested Malimbes, as well as Ross's Turaco, Blue Checked Bee-eaters, Palm-Nut Vultures, Vieillots Black Weaver, Trumpeter Hornbill and Crested Guinea Fowl. There are no unguided visitors allowed in Mahale National Park, thus birding may only be done on a guided nature walk..
When you visit the park, the most popular thing to do is go chimpanzee trekking to see habituated chimps in their natural habitat. A park guide will share facts about the chimpanzees during the trip. You will spend an hour with the chimps in their natural environment learning about their behaviors and routines as well as seeing them feed and play among other things. The chimpanzee tracking takes anything from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on where they are located. In order to protect chimpanzees from human illnesses, visitors to the park must wear surgical masks.