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Greystoke Mahale

One of Africa's best lodges

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Greystoke Mahala - main area
Greystoke Mahala - main area

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Well...what to say about Greystoke Mahale (once known as Zoe's Camp)? Every so often we come across a camp that just gets it right. In Ruaha it is Mwagusi, in the Selous it is Beho Beho....well, in Africa, it is Greystoke's! While this is not a safari destination, just the whole experience of the journey across Lake Tanganyika, the stunning beach and atmosphere of Greystoke camp...and the first glimpse of the chimps is enough!


With access to the chimps getting more and more restricted (they are considering restricting access to just an hour per visitor in a 3 day stay...still definitely worth it, but worth bearing in mind)...which, for their conservation is a good thing....it is more and more important to choose the right lodge to stay in, and Greystoke is definitely that lodge.


They have really managed to get it right, using local dhow wood for all of the rooms that seem to melt into the rainforest. The main building is also truly iconic in its design and build, with feet in the sand and views out onto Lake Tanganyika it is another world altogether.

Chimp tracking

While the chimp tracking is something that we recommend for everyone at least once in a lifetime, there are also plenty of activities to choose from in and around the lake. The fishing and dhow trips out onto the lake for a swim are great, and the natural rainforest itself is also a truly wondrous place to wander out into for an hour or so to learn the local uses for plants etc.

The combination of here and Katavi will simply blow you away...of the many combinations in Africa, this is definitely up there with the best.


We have a price match guarantee on this property that means, as preferred suppliers, we can guarantee you the best rate available for the property.

Contact us for a quote or call 01525 840 149.

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