Mbali Mbali Mahale
Tribes Style: Mid Range
- Enjoy views of Lake Tanganyika
- Spend time wth chimps in the wild
- Dhow cruises and kayaking on the lake
- Drinks by the campfire
- Visit the local fishing village
- Indoor and outdoor dining
Mabi Mabli Mahale is a small camp in a picturesque location on the shores of Lake Tangayika flanked by lush forest. The name means 'Far Far Away' and is appropriate for this remote, pristine location. It makes a wonderful contrast to a busy safari yet offers plenty to do with chimpanzee trekking, forest trails and boat trips among the most popular activities.
There are nine beach tents, all screened by foliage for seclusion. They are set on wooden decks and each has a small veranda facing the lake. The interior has a cosy feel with a polished wooden floor, canvas walls, thatched roof and rustic furniture. You have lighting, charging points and an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. One of the tents is slightly larger and can be used by families.
You mix with other guests in the main area where you dine and relax. There's plenty of seating, and a deck where you can enjoy views of Lake Tanganyika. This leads directly on to the beach where, before sunset, the campfire is lit and you can enjoy sundowner drinks by its glow.
There are daily chimpanzee treks in Mahale Mountains National Park. One of the family groups has been monitored for research and though still wild is habituated to humans. Trackers locate this group each morning and relay its location to the lodge's guides, who lead guests to them for a maximum stay of an hour. As well as chimp trekking you can take boat rides on the lake to view hippos, try your hand at freshwater fishing, explore by kayak, take nature walks and visit the local fishing village of Katumbi.
Mbali Mbali Mahale was formerly known as Kungwe Beach Lodge.
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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews
We were very lucky and were the only guests, and so were very well looked after by a delightful set of people. The lodge has recently been refurbished and was quite luxurious. It feels like you are on an exotic beach holiday. The hosts really cared and have plans to make it an even better experience. I enjoyed teh fire in the evening and spectacular sunsets. They really need to market the place as it deserves to have more clients.
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Mbali Mbali Mahale
Gorgeous location on Lake Tanganyika to experience chimpanzee trekking and enjoying the glorious sunsets. Remote Africa at it's best!Learn more