Greystoke MahaleMahale National Park, Tanzania
Hop on a wooden dhow (traditional sailboat) and cruise to a secluded camp that's worlds away from dusty safaris, shops or even a road. You’ll find Greystoke Mahale nestled between verdant mountains and the clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, the second-largest lake in the world. Built from old boats gathered from the shore, with thatched roofs woven from palms, the six bandas (traditional huts) open into the forest.
Spot chimpanzees creeping down the mountain, and trek high into the hills after a storm washes away the summer haze. Kayak, snorkel and fish in the lake, or laze in the dhow at sunset and enjoy sashimi and a sundowner as hippos lope by.
There are scheduled flights between northern and western Tanzania on Mondays and Thursdays, with a departure from Arusha around 8.00am, returning to Arusha around 6.00pm.
Pick-ups and/or drop-offs in the Serengeti can be arranged, as can onward flights to southern Tanzania or Zanzibar/islands.
- Main mess
- Ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water
- Flushing toilets
- Dressing room
- Chill-out deck
- Canopied beds
You’ll be looking at a hefty price tag of more than $500 per person per night to stay at this incredible safari camp.
Children eight years and over are welcome in the camp, and 12 and over can head out on chimp treks.