Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahale Mountains National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
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Satellite image of the park. The borders are outlined in yellow.
Map showing the location of Mahale Mountains National Park
Map showing the location of Mahale Mountains National Park
Location  Tanzania
Coordinates 6°16′S 29°56′E / 6.267°S 29.933°E / -6.267; 29.933Coordinates: 6°16′S 29°56′E / 6.267°S 29.933°E / -6.267; 29.933
Area 1650 km²
Two chimps in Mahale

Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. Named after the Mahale Mountains range that is within its borders, the park has several unusual characteristics. First, it is one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country. (The other is nearby Gombe Stream National Park made famous by the researcher Jane Goodall.) Another unusual feature of the park is that it is one of the very few in Africa that must be experienced by foot. There are no roads or other infrastructure within the park boundaries, and the only way in and out of the park is via boat on the lake.

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Mahale Mountains National Park is home to the largest known population of chimpanzees and due to its size and remoteness, the chimpanzees flourish.

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