Most visitors come to Greystoke Mahale to see wild chimpanzees, among other prolific wildlife in these densely forested mountains, but the camp itself is utterly memorable. Romantically set in isolation on a sandy beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika with the mist-clad slopes of the 8,000-foot Mahale Mountains rising behind, Greystoke Mahale was designed to complement its natural surroundings with impeccable grace. Six wood and thatch bandas are tucked discreetly back along the forest line with views of the beach and lake beyond. They were built almost entirely from sustainable materials sourced on Lake Tanganyika, with wood reclaimed from wrecked or retired dhows bought from villages along the lakeshore. Old fishermen’s canoes serve as ladders, and thatch from palm trees gathered outside the national park is utilized for the roofs. Each private banda has an en suite bathroom – accessible via a short boardwalk – with hot and cold running water, strong showers and flush toilets, plus a dressing room and upper-level deck for private relaxation. The main lounge/mess is the focal point of the camp and the only structure on the beach. From here, guests can look out over the lake to the mountains of the Congo in the misty distance. In addition to wildilfe safaris, activities include swimming, kayaking, forest walks to waterfalls, fishing, and sailing in a classic dhow along the shoreline. Evenings arrive with sundowners served around the lantern-lit bar on the rocky headland at the end of the beach, as the mountains behind camp fade into the descending dusk.
Together, Natural Habitat Adventures and World Wildlife Fund have teamed up to arrange nearly a hundred nature travel experiences around the planet, while helping to protect the magnificent places we visit and their wild inhabitants.
Get Weekly Updatess
Discover the World's Best
Nature Travel Experiences
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more. Sign up today!
Send Us a Message
Send Us a Message
Have a question or comment? Use the form to the right to get in touch with us.
Refer a Friend
Refer a Friend, Get $250 Off
Earn rewards for referring your friends! We'd like to thank our loyal travelers for spreading the word. Share your friend's address so we can send a catalog, and if your friend takes a trip as a first-time Nat Hab traveler, you'll receive a $250 Nat Hab credit you can use toward a future trip or the purchase of Nat Hab gear. To refer a friend, just complete the form below or call us at 800-543-8917. It's that easy! See rules and fine print here.
View Our 2023 Digital Catalog
View Our 2024/2025
Help us save paper! We offer a digital version of The World's Greatest Nature Journeys. If you'd prefer a mailed copy, please provide your contact details here. To view our digital catalog, please enter your info in the form to the right.