Location: Greystoke Mahale is located on a wide, golden beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, sheltered by the dense forests of the Mahale Mountains rising behind the lodge, about 15km from the airstrip by boat and about 30 minutes by small aircraft to Kigoma.
Accommodation: Accommodation at Greystoke Mahale is in 6 wooden bandas under shady grass thatch, with extraordinary and luxurious interiors fashioned from seasoned dhow timber. The suites are open-fronted, with dressing rooms, adjoining bathrooms and upstairs chill-out decks, electric solar lighting, and large beds with crisp sheets and mosquito netting.
Facilities & Services: The lodge has a dining area with bar and library, and second bar area on headland overlooking the lake. With no roads for miles and miles, everything is done by foot or boat; activities include hiking & trekking in the forested slopes of Mahale Mountains home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, kayaking along the lakeshore, snorkeling, fishing, swimming in the clear waters of the Lake, sundowners on the dhow, and private barefoot dinners on the beach.