Mahale Mountains National Park
About Mahale Mountains N.P
Size: 1,613 sq km (623 sq miles).
Location: Western Tanzania, bordering Lake Tanganyika.
Mahale is on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika and is the least accessible of Tanzania’s 14 national parks.Only about 2,000 Long-haired chimpanzees survive in the wild. They are found in their greatest numbers on the western bank of the Malagarasi River, the largest flowing in to eastern Lake Tanganyika. The use of crude tools, once associated only with humans has been seen frequently among Mahale chimpanzees. Mount Nkungwe that peaks at 2,462 metres is the highest point of the park where six peaks top 2,000 metres. The hilly country below contains several rapidly flowing streams that discharge their water into Lake Tanganyika. Flora / Fauna miombo forest, Kasoge (lowland) forest, montane rainforest Habitat chimpanzee, Red colobus, Red-tailed monkey, Blue monkey, giant squirrel, Red-legged Sun squirrel, Brush-tailed porcupine, Bushy-tailed Mongoose, Angolan black-and-white Colobus, Sharpe’s Grysbok; Red-collared Widowbird, Speckled Mousebird, Crowned Eagle, Bee-eater, Roller, Crested Guineafowl, Ross’ Turaco, White-browed Robin-Chat, Red-winged Starling, Violet-backed Starling, parrots