MAHALI & KATAVI TRAVEL

TRAVEL INFORMATION ON MAHALE AND KATAVI, TANZANIA.
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·· Mahale Mountains
A Photographers Dream

THE park is half way up Lake Tanganyika and below Gombe Stream National Park (see map). It was created to protect 1,000's of chimpanzees and is set in the Mahale mountains which are stunning. It is reknowned for fantastic sunsets over Lake Tanganyika and Eastern Congo which makes it an essential stop for the keen photographer. The habitat combines rain forest, grasslands, alpine bamboo and woodland. The best time to visit is between May and October.
The mountains at sunrise


Activites and Special Interests
Climbing; snorkelling to observe the 90 species of cichlid and other fish in Lake Tanganyika; photography; walking safaris.

Great clouds of dust rise from the feet of over 3,000 buffaloes moving across the short grass plains and woodlands of Katavi. These comprise the largest herds of buffaloes on earth. You can be sure that where there are buffalo there are predators, and lions prefer buffalo meat above all else.

Leopards prefer smaller prey like impala while hyenas are content with zebras.

Of the more aquatic creatures, Lake Chada in the south of the park is said to contain the largest population of hippos and crocodiles in Tanzania with hippo pods containing up to fifty individuals.

Considerable numbers of waterfowl can also be seen here including many pelicans. About 400 different species of birds have been noted in this region.
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Mokoro floating silently at sunset
Mokoro floating silently at sunset



AFRICA TRAVEL  ► EAST AFRICA     ► TANZANIA ▼ Tanzania Travel Destinations Listed Below
Arusha Dar es Salaam Lake Manyara Lake Victoria Mafia Island  ► Mahale Mountains & Katavi Mount Kilimanjaro Ngorongoro Crater Pemba Island Ruaha National Park Selous Game Reserve Serengeti National Park Tarangire Zanzibar
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