Location: Mahale Mountains, Western Tanzania
No of rooms: 6 bandas
Style: Exotic and unique colourful bandas
Highlights: Chimpanzees, unrivalled scenic beauty, remote feeling
Dining: Dining together or on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
What’s the difference: Chimpanzees, views of Lake mahale, boats, walking – this is the perfect combination to a normal game viewing safari as suddenly you see a totally different side of Africa, rainforest, lakes and mountains – there is nothing more stunning than that combination.
The Luxury Safari Co Award for: Best lodge for chimps.
The two storey mess area stands proud on the beach, with perfect vantage points on which to sit and enjoy the view. Head off into the jungle in pursuit of Greystoke Mahale’s habituated chimpanzee group, as well as seeing a number of bird species, butterflies, leopard, bushbuck and over 250 species of cyclid in the lake – snorkeling here is excellent.